Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Mayor McDermott Announces Creation of “Medic Bound” EMT Program


CATEGORY: Fire Department, Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced a new proposal for Hammond residents who are looking for an opportunity to fulfill their dream of becoming a Firefighter/Paramedic/EMT but can’t financially afford the expense. Currently, the City of Hammond has 155 firefighting personnel all trained in paramedics/EMTs. However, with longevity, many firefighters will soon be retiring and replacements will be …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Cooling Shelters Open in Hammond


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

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

Martin Luther King Park Ribbon Cutting


CATEGORY: Events, Mayor's Office, Parks Department

Please join Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Mark Heintz, Hammond Parks and Recreation, 3rd District Councilman Barry Tyler, and the Hammond Board of Park Commissioners as they dedicate the new playground and interactive water feature at Martin Luther King Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, July 2nd at 1:00 p.m. Everyone is invited! It’s going to be a hot …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

City of Hammond Receives “Bicycle Friendly Community” Designation


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces that the League of American Bicyclists has designated the City of Hammond as a Bicycle Friendly Community. This designation is awarded only to communities with strong commitments to bicycling and is a recognition of the years of work and effort to make Hammond a destination for bicycling enthusiasts. The highly coveted distinction has …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

05/26/20 – Hammond COVID-19 Task Force Meeting


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

05/18/20 – Hammond COVID-19 Task Force Meeting


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

05/14/20 – Hammond COVID-19 Task Force Meeting


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

05/11/20 – Hammond COVID-19 Task Force Meeting


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Mayor McDermott Proclaims June 19th “Juneteenth Day”


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. proclaims Friday, June 19, 2020 “Juneteenth Day”, also known as “Freedom Day”, in the City of Hammond. Juneteenth is celebrated throughout communities as an observance of the ending of slavery in the United States. Although President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, this holiday dates back to June 19, 1865, two and …

Declaration of Emergency and Order of Curfew


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News, Public Notices

WHEREAS, peaceful protests occurred on the streets of Hammond on May 30, 2020, which were assisted by the City of Hammond; and WHEREAS, these protests ended after being dispersed around 171st Street and Calumet Avenue after being halted by the Hammond Police Department when it was apparent the protesters intended to march onto I-80/94, which would have endangered the health …