Starke Commissioners to Reorganize, Make Appointments Tonight

The Starke County Commissioners will reorganize for the year when they meet this evening. Republican Kathy Norem returns for another term, alongside Democrat Don Binkley. He was elected two years ago. Republican Charles Chesak will take over the third seat on the county’s executive body. He replaces fellow Republican Kent Danford, who did not seek reelection.

The commissioners will also make appointments to various boards and commissions for 2017

Other items on tonight’s agenda include monthly reports from EMS Director Keith Emigh and Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler. The county safety committee will also share information.

Tonight’s Starke County Commissioners meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the annex meeting room.