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 […]

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 […]

2019 News

2019 Media Coverage January 25, 2019 NWI TIMES article, titled, “Angry residents tell St. John leaders they expect transparency, ethical decision-making.” Read More January 26, 2019 NWI TIMES article titled, “New ethics commission president takes ‘the bull by the horns’.” Read More January 27, 2019TIMES article, by Allie Kirkman, titled, “Klein leads ethics panel.”  Read […]

2017 News

2017  Media Coverage  2017January 1, 2017TIMES article by Doug Ross, titled, “Zoeller reflects on public service.”  Read More January 22, 2017TIMES article, by TIMES staff, titled, “Ethics Commissions elects officers.”  Read More  January 24, 2017Chesterton Tribune article, title, “Ethics Commission elects officers.” January 28, 2017TIMES article by Daytimes staff, titled, “Shared Ethics Advisory Commission to […]