Among the projects that the late William Carmichael of Chesterton
spearheaded as a county commissioner was the construction of the current
Porter County Fairgrounds and Expo Center.
And so it only seems fitting that the Expo Center will be dedicated in
Carmichaelís honor during the upcoming Porter County Fair.
The Porter County Commissioners on Tuesday passed a resolution honoring
Carmichaelís years of public service and officially dedicating the Expo
Center in his memory.
A dedication ceremony will be held July 29, at which time a plaque in
Carmichaelís honor will be unveiled. This yearís County Fair opens on
Thursday and runs through August 2.
The commissionersí resolution notes that Carmichael was first elected county
commissioner in 1976 and served four consecutive terms. He later was elected
to the Porter County Council.
The resolution cites a number of Carmichaelís contributions, including the
formation of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, the
property acquisition and construction of the North County Government
Complex, the remodeling of the Porter County Courthouse, the property
acquisition and construction of the County Administration Center, and the
property acquisition and construction of the Expo Center.
Carmichael died in December at the age of 77.