County Council


The County Council is the legislative branch of the county government that controls all the spending and revenue collections in the county.  They are responsible for setting priorities for the allocation of public funds, establishing salaries and other compensation, authorizing the expenditure of public funds for specific purposes, fixing tax rates and levies, and authorizing the borrowing of money in the form of bonds and notes.
Representatives are elected from county districts.  The council members serve four year terms.  For the purpose of electing County Councilmen, the county is divided into four council districts, from each of which one councilman is elected.  In addition, three councilmen are elected from the county at large, making a total of seven.
MEMBERS
John Barrett
Member
District 1:
Smith,
Union,
Columbia NE

 

 

James Bayman
Member
District 4:
Cleveland,
Jefferson,
Washington,
Columbia South
Bio
 
Kim Wheeler

Member

District 2:

Etna-Troy,

Richland,

Thorncreek,

Columbia NW

Bio

 

William Overdeer
Member
District:
At-Large
Bio
Chad Banks
Vice President
District:
At-Large
 

Glen Larue
Member
District 3:

Columbia 1-8
Bio

Thor Hodges
President
District:
At-Large
 


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Council Board & Committee AssignmentsToll Free County Contacts

Related Sites of Interest

Code of Ordinances2012 County Council Meetings
County Budget

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220 W Van Buren St
Columbia City, IN 46275
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