Welcome from Mayor

Mayor Ron Meer - Mayor of Michigan City, Indiana

Mayor Ron Meer
Mayor of Michigan City, Indiana

As the Mayor of Michigan City, and on behalf of our citizens and businesses, I am honored to welcome you to our community. Michigan City located in beautiful La Porte County and on the shores of America’s largest freshwater lake, is a sportsman’s paradise. We not only have the wonderful dunes and countless recreational opportunities, but with our excellent infrastructure such as expressways, railways, airports, and harbors, we are a city with endless potential for business and economic growth.

Since I took office in 2012, the Economic Development Corporation Michigan City, Indiana, in partnership with the Greater La Porte County Economic Development Corporation, has worked to create 1,123 new jobs and $153,763,000 in new investment. This partnership was also responsible for conducting 163 retention visits which lead directly to 955 retained jobs.

The changes occurring in Michigan City are tangible and can be seen in every corner of our city. Construction on a brand new, state-of-the-art police station has commenced along our recently upgraded Michigan Boulevard corridor. We have begun remodeling the historic Warren Building into an Artspace live/work center, and are in the process of making modern upgrades in Washington Park, along with beautification improvements in our neighborhood pocket parks. The city is buzzing with growth and prosperity as a result of our community’s forward-looking vision. The Lake Michigan Gateway Initiative Strategy, a multi award-winning plan is being implemented with the goal of making Michigan City the premier lakeshore destination in Indiana; a place where work, life and play finds that unique balance.

I am excited about where we are going in Michigan City. I invite you to explore all that Michigan City has to offer and to experience a city that is “Defining the Moments and Exceeding the Times.”

Ron Meer, Mayor
City of Michigan City