Legislative Affairs

This committee meets regularly with local government officials and community partners to discuss various issues at the city, county, and state level. Members encourage growth in our area by promoting continual improvement of our infrastructure and local business. The group educates and advocates on behalf of membership on different levels of legislation. They meet the second Friday of every other month at 7:30 a.m. in the LEAP office.

Benefits for Committee Members: Meet with local elected officials regularly as well as other non-elected officials; Help to
develop legislative priorities for LEAP; Discuss area governmental issues that affect LEAP members and local officials

Next Meeting: November 11, 2022 – LEAP Office


Legislative Agenda 2021-2022

  • Support initiatives to improve local housing supply and quantity
  • Support improvement of living standards throughout La Porte County
  • Support reduction in traffic congestion within the City of La Porte
  • Develop legislation to extend Enterprise Zone Incentives and deadlines as well
    as support boundary modifications through the local municipality to improve
    access to programs that support economic development activities
  • Recruiting and developing future leaders: Develop and support the creation and
    success of a vibrant young professionals network
  • Support initiatives that increase access and efficiency in the voting process for
    all residents of La Porte County


Brad Anderson

La Porte County Association of Realtors

Jack Arnett

Visit Michigan City La Porte

Mike Bohacek

State Senator

John Carr


Bert Cook


Mayor Tom Dermody

City of La Porte

Ashley Dickinson

Northwest Health

Mark Francesconi

La Porte Community School Corporation

Tim Franke

Duneland Media

Kathy Henrich

General Insurance Services, Inc.

Leigh Morris

Leigh Morris, Consultant

Rich Mrozinski

La Porte County Commission

Randy Novak

La Porte County Council

Tony Oss

Larson Danielson Construction

Fonda Owens

La Porte County Public Library

Tom Powley

1st Source Bank

Jim Pressel

State Representative – District 20

Edward Volk

Newby Lewis Kaminski & Jones, LLP

Committee Chair

Kathy Henrich

Contact Us

Phone: 219-324-8584
Address: 605 Michigan Avenue
La Porte IN, 46350