2020 News

August 28, 2020 NWI TIMES article titled, “An abrupt end to Mayor Joe Stahura’s celebrated career.” Read More May 31, 2020 LaPorte County Herald-Dispatch article titled, “Only 22% of county candidates sign ethics pledge” March 14, 2020 NWI TIMES article titled, “UPDATE: More NWI events canceled due to coronavirus threat.” Read More February 24,2020 The […]


SHARED ETHICS ADVISORY COMMISSION MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release January 17, 2018 Contact: Calvin Bellamy Shared Ethics Advisory Commission 8001 Broadway, Suite 400 Merrillville, IN 46410 Photo Attached Phone: (219) 227-6109 E-Mail: cbellamy@kdlegal.com Ethics Commission Elects New Officers At its January 17, 2018 meeting, the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission (SEAC) elected Dan Klein as President […]

2012 News

MEDIA COVERAGE in 2012 January 12, 2012TIMES guest editorial by Larry Tumbleson, a member of Valparaiso Ethics Commission, titled “Top 10 list for ensuring ethics in government.” Joining the Commission was listed as number 6.January 19, 2012TIMES editorial, titled, “Lake officials join ethics movement.”  Note:  While the Interlocal Agreement was approved, the county balked at […]

2013 News

MEDIA COVERAGE in 2013 January 21, 2013    TIMES article, titled “Munster council adopts revised ethics code.” January 29, 2013    TIMES article, titled “Lowell adds engineering firm for projects.”  Article noted a presentation by Calvin Bellamy for consideration of membership in the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission. February 23, 2013   TIMES article, titled “Philpot’s fate may not […]

2014 News

MEDIA COVERAGE in 2014January 1, 2014TIMES column by Rich James, titled, “New year’s resolutions for political world.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/columnists/rich-james/rich-james-new-year-s-resolutions-for-political-world/article_6a967fdc-cdba-50ff-bca6-b90b77b6c476.html January 5, 2014TIMES column by Rich James, titled, “Lame excuse to avoid ethics is unethical.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/columnists/rich-james/rich-james-lame-excuse-to-avoid-ethics-issue-is-unethical/article_d9b2d3d2-b14f-5e4c-9397-3f5b7242e1cd.html January 8, 2014TIMES editorial by Doug Ross, titled, “New surveyor should try to push for reform.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-new-surveyor-should-push-for-reform/article_757f4435-79be-5ab7-b8e3-1f69de068be3.html January 8, 2014WJOB participation by Cal Bellamy […]

2015 News

MEDIA COVERAGE in 2015January 7, 2015Post-Tribune article by Amy Lavalley, titled, “Commissioners mull joining ethics group.”   January 27, 2015TIMES editorial, titled, “Pay more than lip service to ethics.” http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-pay-more-than-lip-service-to-ethics/article_c3978f77-1541-597f-b9b1-781f2e8395ad.htmlFebruary 9, 2015TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled, “Commission publishes ethics code.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/commission-searches-for-virtue-in-local-government/article_50528398-276d-5c8a-a4fa-0dc5051f6f5f.html February 14, 2015TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled, “Ethics summit slated at Avalon Manor.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/march-ethics-summit-slated-at-avalon-manor/article_b81f5660-90be-5507-8c59-52a82f02d740.html February […]

2016 News

MEDIA COVERAGE in 2016January 1, 2016Post-Tribune article by Carrie Napoleon, titled, “Newly sworn-in mayors.”  January 11, 2016TIMES article by Mary Wilds, titled, “Niemeyer tapped to return as Cedar Lake Council leader.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/niemeyer-re-elected-cedar-lake-council-president/article_f4822f9b-fc71-5edc-918c-782931046d78.html January 13, 2016TIMES article by Rob Earnshaw, titled, “Valpo council appointments lead to partisan accusations.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/porter/new-valpo-city-council-appointments-met-with-some-strife/article_bed039f3-2039-5ad4-b31c-09a3e7c3c8db.htmlFebruary 1, 2016TIMES article by Sarah Reese, titled, “Panelists […]

01-16-2019 Meeting

January 16, 2019—Shared Ethics Advisory Commission Meeting, 8:30 a.m., NIRPC, 6100 Southport, Portage, IN