St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners

The three officials who comprise the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners are elected from and represent separate districts for a term of four years.  These districts must be redrawn once every ten years.

The Board of County Commissioners serve as the executive and administrative authority for the county.  It operates and maintains all county facilities and property; negotiate contracts; permits all purchasing and claim payments; receives bids for construction projects and maintenance of roads and bridges; makes appointments to certain board and authorities; oversees certain election functions; prepares the annual county budget and serves on the Board of County Finance.

1st District: Andrew Kostielney, President
Townships: Clay, German, Harris, portions of Penn, Portage and Warren Townships.
Represents the St Joseph River Basin Commission and the Northern Indiana Transportation Commuter District.

2nd District: Dave Thomas, Vice President
Townships: Center, Greene, Liberty, Lincoln, Madison, Olive, portions of Penn, Portage, Union and Warren Townships.
Represents the Metro Net Board, Data Board, Multi Hazard Mitigation Board, Drainage Board and the Housing Consortium.

3rd District: Deborah A. Fleming, D.M.D., Member
Townships: Portions of Penn and Portage
Represents the Michiana Area Council of Governments as Treasurer and the Housing Consortium.

Office Staff:

227 W. Jefferson Blvd.                                                               
South Bend, IN  46601

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