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Council
Sec. Cathy Hamilton
225 Courthouse Square • Frankfort , IN 46041
Phone:765-659-6330 • Fax:765-659-6391
Mon-Wed, Fri 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Thurs 8:00AM - Noon
 


The County Council is comprised of seven (7) elected officials who are defined as the county's fiscal body. The Council members are divided into four (4) districts and three at-large positions, elected to staggered four (4) year terms. The County Council members must reside within the county and the district from which they were elected, if applicable.

The council has the ultimate decision-making power regarding fiscal affairs. This body has the authority to view or review fiscal matters, determine proper policy, and set priorities for the allocation and expenditure of county funds. The General Assembly determines the powers of the county council in this area. Their duties include, but are not limited to:

  •Approving and fixing annual operating budgets of all county government offices and agencies

  •Establishing salaries, wages, per diems, and other compensation for all county officials and employees

  •Fixing tax rates and establishing levies on all county property for the purpose of raising funds to meet budget requirements in conducting county business, as well as authorizing the borrowing of money in the form of bonds and notes

  •Appropriating public funds, i.e., authorizing the expenditure of county money by particular officials or departments for specific purposes


Mike Hensley
District 1
(765) 654-3612


Mark Mitchell
District 2
(317) 625-5535


Ron Gascho
District 3
(765) 379-6446


Alan Dunn
District 4
(317) 508-7457


Clark Beard
District LG
(765) 652-3020


Jake Myers
District LG
(765) 242-3614


Jeff Chynoweth
District LG
(765) 242-6963

Council Meeting Minutes

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January Minutes 2017
February Minutes 2017
March Minutes 2017
April Minutes 2017
May Minutes 2017
June Minutes 2017
July Minutes 2017
August Minutes 2017

Clinton County Appointed Boards

Board of Health (4-year)

Dr. Stephen Tharp (Health Officer appt. by Health Board )
Dr. Erica Hughes (Commissioners ) 12-31-17
Ben Flora (Commissioners ) (D ) 12-31-17
Claudia Houchens (Commissioners ) (D ) 12-31-18
Dr. Joseph Dominik (Commissioners ) (D ) 12-31-18
Dr. Bret Eaton (Commissioners ) (R ) 12-31-19
Dr. Melissa Roche (Commissioners ) (R ) 12-31-19
Patti Biesner (Commissioners ) (D ) 12-31-20
 

Frankfort Library Board (4-year)

Greg Williamson (Librarian )
Carolyn Sharp (Library Board ) 02-28-17
Deanne Hunter (Board of Education ) 02-28-17
Joe Hilgenhold (Board of Education ) 02-28-18
Marc Hodges (Board of Eduation ) 02-28-18
Pam Powers (Commissioners ) 02-28-19
Annie Bacon (Commissioners ) 02-28-20
Dr. Jarod Cates (County Council ) 02-28-20
Phoebe Smith (County Council ) 02-28-21
 

Co Contractual Library Board (4-year)

Carolyn Sharp (Library Board ) 02-28-17
Cary Carter (Commissioners ) 12-31-17
Gene Marshall (Auditor ) 12-31-18
Marianne Orr (Commissioners ) 12-31-19
Diane Bever (Auditor ) 12-31-20
 

Colfax Library

Dan Tate (County Council ) 12-31-18
Vicki Oswalt (Commissioners ) 12-31-20
 

Kirklin Library (4-year)

Tammy Campbell
Tina Surber
Marie Hendrickson
Rebecca Davis
Gina Crenshaw
Phil Beaver (County Council ) 05-13-17
Kelly Haerr (Commissioners ) 12-31-20
 

Partners in Progress

Stan Smith (CCEAF/PIP )
Joe Doan (PIP )
Shan Sheridan (Chamber )
Eric Spencer (Clinton Prairie District )
Debbie Graves (PIP )
John Shoup (Clinton Central District )
Russ Kaspar (PIP )
Dan Lahrman (Rossville District )
Mayor Chris McBarnes
Mark Mills (Planner )
Fred Carter (PIP - Industry )
Marc Hodges (County Council - 2 Years ) 12-31-17
Josh Uitts (Commissioners - 3 Years ) 12-31-18
Jeff Chynoweth (County Council - 2 Years ) 12-31-18
 

Clinton County Redevelopment Commission (1-year)

Dr. Tim Snyder (Alternate ) 12-31-17
Russel Schultz 12-31-17
Alan Dunn 12-31-17
Jim Need (County Council ) 12-31-17
Jay Hawley 12-31-17
Marc Hodges (County Council ) 12-31-17
 

Wild Cat Solid Waste District

Clark Beard (County Council ) 12-31-17
Steve Woods (Commissioners ) 12-31-17
Josh Uitts (Commissioners ) 12-31-17
Scott Shoemaker (Commissioners ) 12-31-17
Mayor Chris McBarnes 12-31-17
Bob Stambaugh (Town Board Member ) 12-31-17
James Moyer (City Council ) 12-31-17
 

Alcoholic Beverage Board (1-year)

Ben Pfeffer (Commissioners ) (R ) 12-31-17
Richard Greeno (Mayor ) (D ) 12-31-17
Myron Chezem (County Council ) (R ) 12-31-17
 

Board of Zoning Appeals (4-year)

Larry Mosier (appointed by Mulberry ) 12-31-17
Scott Hettsmanberger (appointed by Commissioners ) 12-31-17
Clark Beard (appointed by commissioners ) 12-31-19
Larry Mennen (appointed by County Council ) 12-31-19
Don Hinesley (appointed by Rossville ) 12-31-19
 

Area Plan Commission (4-year)

Dan Sheets (Surveryor - interim ) 12-31-17
Dr. Chris Sampson (CC School Superint ) 12-31-17
Steve Woods (Commissioners ) 12-31-19
Clark Beard (County Council ) 12-31-20
Larry Mennen (County Council ) 12-31-20
Larry Price (Commissioners ) 12-31-20
 

Frankfort/Clinton County Airport Authority Board (4-year)

Joe Catron (City ) (R ) 12-31-17
Justin Fisher (City ) (D ) 12-31-17
Jeff Little (Commissioners ) (D ) 12-31-17
Stan Smith (Commissioners ) (R ) 12-31-18
John Hinshaw (City ) (R ) 12-31-18
Alan Dunn (Commissioners ) (R ) 12-31-20
 

Frankfort Economic Development Commission (4-year)

Donald Rusk (County Council ) 01-31-16
 

Big Cicero Drainage Board

Scott Shoemaker (Commissioners ) 12-31-17
 

National Organization on Disability

Don Albitz (Commissioners ) 12-31-17
 

PTBOA (1-year)

Nick Bales (County Council ) (R ) 12-31-17
Mike Nichols (Commissioners ) (D ) 12-31-17
Sandy Irion (Commissioners ) (R ) 12-31-17
 

Community Corrections

Mike Hensley (County Council ) 12-31-17
Scott Shoemaker (Commissioners ) 12-31-17
 

American Disability Act Board (1-year) Council

Jake Myers (County Council ) 12-31-17
 

County Attorney (1-year) Commissioners

Tom Little (Commissioners ) 12-31-17
 

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