Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

City of Hammond Receives Legacy Foundation Grant


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces that the City of Hammond in conjunction with the Legacy Foundation has joined in an endeavor to finance the Bike Trail Connector Project in Hammond. A $25,000 grant issued by the Legacy Foundation will be utilized in funding the unification of the Downtown Hammond trail and the Marquette Greenway trail. This expansion of …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Cooling Shelters Open in Hammond


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott, Jr. has announced that due to the extreme heat expected this week, the City of Hammond has identified several buildings as cooling centers, including: The Jean Shepherd Center, the Lost Marsh Golf Course Clubhouse and Hammond City Hall. Individuals may use these facilities during regular operating hours if necessary to cool down from temperatures that are …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Mayor McDermott to Re-open Boy Scout Road


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces that 136th Street in North Hammond, also known as Boy Scout Road, is expected to be completely re-opened to traffic on Wednesday, July 3. After concerns were raised at a Mayor’s Night Out about the poor condition of this street, the decision was made to temporarily close the road for public safety reasons. …

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 …

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 …