Board of Directors

The board of directors of Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission is representative of the local units of government as required by the enabling legislation I.C. 36-7-7. Annually, each of the five largest municipalities appoint a representative to the board as do each of the county boards of commissioners and the county councils. In addition, the Governor makes an annual appointment. This establishes a full board of 43 members to govern the policies and activities of the Commission, and presents a broad regional forum within which to discuss, debate and act on issues affecting rural communities and their economies.

The full board of directors meets quarterly to review the program activities of the staff and to review the monthly activities of the executive board of directors, as well as to discuss and decide on proposed policy matters and the annual budget. In January of each year, the full board elects officers: Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary; and appoints one executive board member from each county. For a listing of the full board of directors and the officers of Indiana 15, please see below.

The executive board of directors meets monthly and conducts the regular business of the Commission: approves contracts and grant awards, reviews the monthly financial reports, discusses program activities in detail, and recommends policy revisions and operating budgets to the full board. The executive board(*) is comprised of eleven members: the four officers, the six county appointments from the full board, and the Governor’s appointee. For agenda and minutes, click here.

Crawford County

Name Appointed By
Morton Dale  County Commissioners
Bill Breeding*  County Council
Tarra Carothers  Town of English
Lucy Veltman  Town of Leavenworth
Michael Haverstock  Town of Marengo
Bill Byrd  Town of Milltown

Dubois County

Name Appointed By
Nick Hostetter  County Commissioners
Charmian Klem  County Council
Paul Lake  City of Huntingburg
Paul Lorey*  City of Jasper
Mary Ann Cummings*  Town of Birdseye
Beverly Schulthise*  Town of Ferdinand
Melanie Barrett*  Town of Holland

Orange County

Name Appointed By
Marshall Noble  County Commissioners
Carl Anderson  At-Large
Jack Hinkle  County Council
John F. Noblitt* Town of Orleans
Danny Hickman Town of Paoli
John Harrison Town of West Baden Springs

Perry County

Name Appointed By
Thomas Hauser* County Commissioners
Joe Hermann At-Large (1)
Tara Damin* At-Large (2)
David Etienne County Council
Brenda Pohl City of Cannelton
Larry Kleeman City of Tell City
Bernard Linne Town of Troy

Pike County

Name Appointed By
Jon Craig* County Commissioners
Mark Flint At-Large (1)
Ryan Coleman At-Large (2)
Todd Meadors County Council
Jody Hoover City of Petersburg
Ron Beadles Town of Spurgeon
Debra Lamb Town of Winslow

Spencer County

Name Appointed By
Heather Gries County Commissioners
Todd Ruxer County Council
Don Winkler* City of Rockport
Mason Seay Town of Chrisney
Don Wertman Town of Dale
Angie Fischer Town of Grandview
Michael Johannes  Town of Santa Claus

Governor’s Appointee

Stephen Bartels *