2021 News

The work of the Commission has received widespread media coverage.  Thanks are owed to local media for their strong support of our efforts to promote ethical decision making.  Articles in print and other citations of media coverage are listed below.  Please note that the print articles and the same articles from the Internet, where links are provided, may […]

2020 News

October 13, 2020 POST TRIBUNE article titled, “Veteran incumbent, newcomer meet in Senate Dist. 5 race” Read More 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 […]


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 […]