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
Larry Ingle  County Commissioners
Bill Breeding  County Council
Braden Mitchell  Town of English
Herschel Smith  Town of Leavenworth
Michael Haverstock  Town of Marengo
Bill Byrd*  Town of Milltown

Dubois County

Name Appointed By
Nick Hostetter  County Commissioners
Meredith Voegerl  County Council
Kerry Blessinger  City of Huntingburg
Paul Lorey*  City of Jasper
Jerry Allstott  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
Zach Brown*  County Council
James Clark Town of Orleans
Danny Hickman Town of Paoli
John Harrison Town of West Baden Springs

Perry County

Name Appointed By
Randy Cole* County Commissioners
Balaji Kashyab* At-Large (1)
James Flynn At-Large (2)
Kelli Harding County Council
Joe Hermann City of Cannelton
Janice Hackbarth 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
RC Klipsch City of Petersburg
Ron Beadles Town of Spurgeon
Joni Stafford* Town of Winslow

Spencer County

Name Appointed By
Tom Brown* County Commissioners
David Gogel County Council
Don Winkler City of Rockport
Mason Seay Town of Chrisney
Don Wertman Town of Dale
Stacey Schwoeppe Town of Grandview
Michael Johannes  Town of Santa Claus

Governor’s Appointee

Stephen Bartels*