Board of Directors

Rick Dekker, CEO
Dekker Vacuum Technologies, Inc.

935 S. Woodland Ave
Michigan City, Indiana 46360

Chair of the EDCMC Board
Term: ends 12-31-17 – Three year term


Bill Hackney, Publisher
The News Dispatch

121 W. Michigan Blvd
Michigan City, Indiana 46360

Vice Chair of the EDCMC Board
Term: ends 12-31-16 – One year term


Tom Edwards, President & Chief Credit Officer
Horizon Bank

515 Franklin Street
Michigan City Indiana 46360

Treasurer – Chamber Appointee
Term ends 12-31-17 – Three year term


Tim Bietry
Councilman At – Large

3211 Cleveland Avenue
Michigan City, IN 46360

Board Appointee
Term: ends 12-31-16 – One year term


Chuck Compton, Chief Administrative Officer
Chicago South Shore & South Bend Freight Railroad

505 N. Carroll Avenue
Michigan City IN 46360

Chamber Appointee
Term: ends 12-31-17 – Three year term


Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins, Superintendent
Michigan City Area Schools

408 South Carroll Ave.
Michigan City, Indiana 46360

Board Appointee
Term: ends 12-31-16 – One year term


Bill Kaminski
Newby Lewis Kaminski Jones LLP

916 Lincolnway
La Porte, Indiana 46350

Board Appointee
Term: ends 12-31-16 – One year term


Linda Simmons, Director of Marketing
LaPorte County Convention and Visitors Bureau

4073 S Franklin St.
Michigan City, IN 46360

Board Appointee
Term ends 12-31-19 – Three year term


Mary Jo Orlowski, President
Michigan City Area Chamber of Commerce

200 E. Michigan Blvd.
Michigan City, IN 46360

Board Appointee
Term ends 12-31-19 – Three year term


Dean Mazzoni, President and CEO
Franciscan Health-Michigan City

301 West Homer St.
Michigan City, IN 46360

Board Appointee
Term ends 12-31-19 – Three year term


Joie Winski, Auditor
La Porte County

555 Michigan Ave. Suite 205
La Porte, Indiana 46350

Mayoral Appointee
Term ends 12-31-17 – Three year term


Don Babcock, Director Economic Development
Northern Indiana Public Service Co. (NIPSCO)

801 East 86th Avenue
Merrillville, Indiana 46410

Mayoral Appointee
Term: ends 12-31-18 – Three year term


Ron Meer, Mayor
City of Michigan City

100 East Michigan Boulevard
Michigan City, Indiana 46360

Mayoral Appointee
Term: Automatic