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Chesterton membership on ethics board lauded

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The Chesterton Town Council’s vote on Monday to join the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission--as reported by the Chesterton Tribune--prompted this comment by Commission President Calvin Bellamy.

“The Commission is thrilled to welcome Chesterton’s membership,” Bellamy said in a statement released on Thursday. “By joining, Chesterton is committing to provide training on ethical-decision making to all of its employees. As our first Porter County member, Chesterton is demonstrating quality of life leadership and we hope other Porter County communities will follow this fine example.”

“We are committed to providing our employees superlative ethics training and in doing so raise the standard of professional municipal conduct to those we serve,” Town Manager Bernie Doyle said. “We look forward to being part of the growing family of Northwest Indiana municipalities and organizations dedicated to the highest public service.”

The Shared Ethics Advisory Commission, formed in November 2005, is an all-volunteer organization providing training on ethical decision-making to local public officials. Other members include the County of LaPorte and ten Lake County communities: Crown Point, Dyer, East Chicago, Gary, Highland, Lowell, Munster, Schererville and Whiting.


Posted 6/16/2014