Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


CATEGORY: Community Development, Events, Mayor's Office

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., The Ministerial Alliance of Hammond and Vicinity, Inc. and the City of Hammond invite the public to attend a virtual program to commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 18, 2021 beginning at 10:00 am. The theme will be “Unity Amongst Diversity” and can be watched online on Facebook at: …

Hammond Police Chief Retires


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

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. wishes to announce the retirement of Hammond Police Chief John Doughty effective immediately. “I was caught off guard with John’s decision,” stated Mayor McDermott. “John has been only the second Police Chief of my administration. I am pleased with what he has done with the Department and where he has taken it. Under John’s watch …

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Northwest Indiana Offers Quality of Place


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News, Planning and Development, Speck

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Hammond Proposes City Budget for 2021


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. presented the City of Hammond’s 2021 Budget to the City Council Tuesday evening, explaining to the body that the City has so far weathered 2020 better than expected by being careful with its spending and eliminating jobs due to retirement and attrition. The City of Hammond Civil Budget 2021 reflects at total levy of …

Upgrades Completed at Hammond Filtration Plant


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News, Sanitary District

The City of Hammond and Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. are proud to announce the completion of a $6 million expansion and upgrade to the city’s filtration plant. The upgrades were made on the 1950’s and 1970’s electrical equipment due to the lack of replacement parts and support for the old equipment and the ability to upgrade technology. Additionally, as …

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City of Hammond Announces Dynamic Downtown Development


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News, Planning and Development, Speck

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Department of Planning and Development are pleased to announce that 18th Street Distillery continues to grow and expand in Downtown Hammond. They recently purchased a vacant mechanic garage building on Fayette Street and will fully rehab it into a new distillery and tasting room. Also included in the building will be two new, …

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Hammond Legal Aid Clinic to Offer Legal Services Relating to Immigration and Daca


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Hammond Legal Aid Clinic are pleased to announce that beginning in September the Clinic will be offering legal services relating to immigration and DACA. “Given the needs and sometimes limited resources of Hammond’s immigrant population, I felt these services were needed and would further add to the important mission of the Hammond Legal …

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2020 Hammond Household Flood Protection Program


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News, Sanitary District

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. in conjunction with the Hammond Sanitary District is pleased to offer financial assistance to qualified Hammond homeowners to help reduce basement flooding. The Hammond Sanitary District will fund the 2020 Hammond Household Flood Protection Program for the current year. The financial assistance will be limited to the installation of a backflow preventer. The Sanitary …

THIS SATURDAY: WHAM! After Midnight Bike Ride Returns


CATEGORY: Events, Hammond Port Authority, Mayor's Office

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Hammond Port Authority are proud to announce that the 9thAnnual WHAM! (Whiting, Hammond, Highland and Munster) After Midnight Bike Ride will take place on Saturday, August 8 into Sunday August 9 at the Wolf Lake Pavilion. Onsite registration and shirt pick-up will begin at 9:00 p.m. Please register for a wave to …

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Mayor Orders Personal Protective Masks Be Worn at All Hammond Municipal Buildings


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that effective immediately, all staff and visitors to City of Hammond municipal buildings must wear personal protective masks. The buildings affected by this order include City Hall, Sportsplex, Civic Center, Jean Shepherd Center, Hammond Police Department, Hammond Marina, Hammond Fire Department, Hammond Water Department, Hammond Sanitary District, Hammond Housing Authority, Public Works …