County Park Board Needs Two Democrats
c) A county board shall be appointed as follows:(1) Two (2) members shall be appointed by the judge of the circuit court.(2) One (1) member shall be appointed by the county executive.(3) Two (2) members shall be appointed by the county fiscal body.The members appointed under subdivisions (1), (2), and (3) shall be appointed on the basis of their interest in and knowledge of parks and recreation, but no more than one (1) member appointed under subdivisions (1) and (3) may be affiliated with the same political party. ( IC 36-10-3-4c)
Council's appointees are both Republicans as shown by their voting records in the primaries.
Commissioners get one appointment so it can be of either party.
The judge of the circuit court gets the other 2 appointments. Judge Humphrey rescinded the appointment of his 2nd appointee upon learning that he was of the same party as his first appointee (Republican) in order to bring the board into compliance with state code. That board position remains unfilled at this time. So a Democrat is needed to fill that spot. Contact Judge Humphey's office for that at 812-537-8865 or 215 West High Street, Lawrenceburg IN 47025.
Council is to make their appointment at their meeting January 24, 2017. In order to comply with the law, they will also need to find a Democrat for that appointment. Contact Liz Morris President of Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-637-0522.
The Park Board needs two Democrats to fill these spots and balance their board politically. For more information on the County Parks check the Jan 9, 2017 Register
and the Park Board's website at www.dearborncountyparks.com
If you are interested, you can also email Park Board President Doug Burger at email@example.com or one of the other board members listed on the park board’s new web site located at www.dearborncountyparks.com. There you also can find out more about the county parks.