Your Council Members

There are seven members of the Porter County Council, comprised of three at-large seats which are elected by voters throughout the County and four district members who are elected by voters in their designated district. You can find a map of the Council districts HERE.

Bob Poparad

District One
Council Member Poparad also serves as an ex-officio member of the Porter County Government Charitable Non-Profit Foundation Board. 

Jeremy Rivas

District Two
Council Member Rivas also serves on the Storm Water Advisory Board, Porter County Redevelopment Commission, and as an ex-officio member of the Porter County Government Charitable Non-Profit Foundation Board.
Photo of Council District Three Member Greg Simms

Greg Simms

District Three
Council Member Simms also serves on the Plan Commission and as an ex-officio member of the Porter County Government Charitable Non-Profit Foundation Board.
Photo of Council District Four Member Mike Jessen

Mike Jessen

District Four
Council Member Jessen also serves as an ex-officio member of the Porter County Government Charitable Non-Profit Foundation Board.
Photo of Council Member At Large Sylvia Graham

Dan Whitten

At Large
Council President
Council Member Whitten is President of the Council. In addition, he serves as an ex-officio member and Vice President of the Porter County Government Charitable Non-Profit Foundation Board.
Photo of Council At Large Member Sylvia Graham

Sylvia Graham

At Large
Council Member Graham also serves on the Recycling & Waste Reduction District, Porter County Council On Aging, Emergency Management Advisory and Juvenile Justice Advisory Boards. She also serves as an ex-officio member of the Porter County Government Charitable Non-Profit Board.
Photo of Council At Large Member Jeff Larson

Jeff Larson

At Large
Council Vice-President
Council Member Larson also serves on the Community Corrections Advisory, Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission, Emergency Management Advisory, and Juvenile Justice Advisory and E-911 Advisory Boards. He also serves as an ex-officio member of the Porter County Government Charitable Non-Profit Foundation Board.