Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Mayor McDermott Names New Corporation Counsel


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces Kevin Smith has been named Corporation Counsel for the City of Hammond effective Monday, June 3rd. Mr. Smith graduated from DePaul University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate in 1994 and from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991. Mr. Smith is a founding partner in the law firm of Smith Sersic. He has …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Hessville Park Ribbon Cutting


CATEGORY: Events, Mayor's Office, Parks Department

Please join Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Parks and Recreation Department, 6th District Councilman Scott Rakos, 5th District Councilman Dave Woerpel and the Hammond Board of Park Commissioners as they dedicate the enhancement to Hessville Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, May 23rd at 1:00 p.m. The improvements include an Interactive water feature, poured-in-place safety surfacing in the …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Mayor McDermott Announces Reduced Cost Home Security Program Event


CATEGORY: Hammond Police Department, Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the City of Hammond today announced its partnership with Ring and details for the upcoming launch of a joint program that will provide discounts for Hammond residents who wish to purchase select home security devices. With funds approved by the City of Hammond along with matching funds from Ring, the $37,500 discounted home security …

Hammond Announces NFL 100 Original Towns Combine Partner


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. is pleased to announce that the Hammond Sportsplex is teaming up with Empowering Athletes For Life to host a combine during the NFL100 Centennial Celebration at the Hammond Sportsplex on April 27th. The combine will be open to kids from 6th grade through 12th and take place from 2pm – 5pm. Shane Lawson, Certified …

Hammond, Indiana Beach To Go Clothing Optional


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. is pleased to announce a bold new strategy to boost tourism in the City of Hammond. The mayor’s innovative thinking has brought about the decision to designate a section of the City’s Lakefront Park beach along Lake Michigan at the Hammond Marina a topless or “clothes optional” beach with activities such as beach volleyball …

NFL to Honor Hammond As One of Its ‘Original Towns’ During ‘NFL100’ Centennial Celebration


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

When the Hammond Pros took the field as one of the original NFL Teams, not many people knew what the NFL would become over the next 100 years. Now, nearly 100 years after the National Football League was born in Canton, Ohio, the NFL is celebrating the 13 communities, including Hammond, that were home to the teams in its inaugural …

Hammond Police Department among first in the State to Join ‘Neighbors’ App by Ring


CATEGORY: Hammond Police Department, Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the City of Hammond announce that the Hammond Police Department is among the first law enforcement agencies in the State of Indiana to join the Neighbors app by Ring (available via iOS/Android here) to provide Hammond residents with real-time neighborhood crime and safety information. The Neighbors network already has millions of users and has …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Update to George Lake/Whiting Metals Air Quality Issue


CATEGORY: Environmental Management, Mayor's Office, News

The Hammond Department of Environmental Management (HDEM) has been closely following the air sampling results for lead from the air monitoring site located at the Hammond Sanitary District Pump Station which is near the intersection of Indianapolis Boulevard and Lakeview Street. The most recent air sampling results show an average lead reading of 0.091 ug/m3 (micrograms per cubic meter of …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Mayor McDermott Discusses Environmental Issues with State Officials


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announced that on February 22, 2019, he initiated a conference call with representatives of Governor Holcomb’s office, the Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and members of the Commissioner’s staff to discuss the status and steps being taken to address two important issues facing the City of Hammond and its residents. …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Mayor McDermott reschedules February Mayor’s Night Out


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has rescheduled the February 27, 2019 Mayor’s Night Out in the 5th District due to a scheduling conflict. The new date will be Wednesday, August 7th at Purdue University Northwest from 6:30pm until 8:30pm. The Mayor’s Night Out Program was initiated by Mayor McDermott in 2004 when it was originally called The Mayor’s Night …