Elected officials.


With an estimated population of 485,640, Lake County, Indiana is the second largest county in the State of Indiana. The county is made up of 7 cities, 12 towns, 11 townships and 12 school corporations.


Depending on where you live determines which elected officials you have in your community. For example, if you live within city limits in Lake County you have a mayor overseeing your city. However, if you live within the limits of a town, you do not have a mayor. 

Lake County, Indiana Municipality Landscape

Lake County, Indiana Cities:

  • Crown Point

  • East Chicago

  • Hammond

  • Gary

  • Hobart

  • Lake Station 

  • Whiting

Lake County, Indiana Towns:

  • Cedar Lake

  • Dyer

  • Griffith

  • Highland

  • Lowell

  • Merrillville

  • Munster

  • New Chicago

  • Schererville

  • Schneider

  • St. John

  • Winfield

Lake County, Indiana Townships:

  • Calumet Township

  • Cedar Creek Township

  • Center Township

  • Eagle Creek Township

  • Hanover Township

  • Hobart Township

  • North Township

  • Ross Township

  • St. John Township

  • West Creek Township

  • Winfield Township

Lake County, Indiana School Corporations:

  • Crown Point

  • East Chicago

  • Gary

  • Griffith

  • Hanover

  • Hobart 

  • Lake Central

  • Lake Ridge

  • Lake Station

  • Merrillville

  • River Forest

  • Tri-Creek

Types of Government

The various types of government can be broken into 7 categories: Federal, state, county, township, town, city and school board. Explore the different positions within each type of government, along with each position's responsibilities, below! 



County Government

Town Government

State Governemnt

Township Government

Federal Government

School Board Positions

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Phone: 219-736-1880

Fax: 219-736-1940

Email: contact@risenwi.org

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