Most development projects will require some City involvement 

City Staff

Patrick Lyp (General Council/Economic Development Director).  Patrick serves as the point person on economic development projects.  He assists both existing Valparaiso businesses as well as prospects navigate the process to complete their projects.  Patrick also works with businesses seeking City incentives.  Patrick can be reached at 219-462-1161.

Mike Jessen, City Administrator can be reached at 219-462-1161.

Beth Shrader, Planning Director/Transit Director (City Planner).  Beth is often the first person contacted on issues relating to the City's zoning code.  Beth also oversees the City's façade improvement grant program.  Beth can be reached at 219-462-1161.

Michael Jabo, City Engineer. Michael's office oversees and reviews matters relating to land development, construction and storm water.  Michael sits on the Plan Commission.  Michael can be reached at 219-462-1161.

Steve Poulos, Utility Director.

Vicki Thrasher, Building Commissioner.

Brent Dickson, Assistant Director of Public Works.

City Boards and Commissions

City Council

Redevelopment Commission

Site Review

Board of Public Works and Safety

Plan Commission

Board of Zoning Appeals

Historic Downtown Liquor License Committee


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