Starke County Council Approves Commissioners Intern Request


Starke County government leaders will have some summer help to tackle a few big jobs. Council members approved the hiring of an intern from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs for 120 hours of work at $7.25 an hour to be paid from the economic development income tax and commissioners budget. The intern’s responsibilities include helping to codify county ordinances and analyzing the county’s salary and wage structure. Commissioner Jennifer Davis will be his supervisor, and he will work Monday through Thursday. Davis says having an intern with a solid background in governmental affairs represents a win-win for the county, as he will be able to get some valuable hands-on experience and the county will get a lot of value for their investment in terms of the projects he’s been assigned.