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. …

Hammond Sanitation Department

No garbage pickup on July 4th


CATEGORY: News, Sanitation Department

The Sanitation Department will not be working Thursday, July 4th, 2019, in observance of the July 4th Holiday. Thursday and Friday garbage pickup will be one day late. Sanitation will be working on Saturday, July 6th, 2019.

Hammond Fire Department Now Hiring


CATEGORY: Fire Department, News

Available Positions in the City of Hammond Fire Department: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, but not older than 35, unless already a career firefighter in the state of Indiana. Lateral transfers of current Indiana PERF accepted. Applicants with an Indiana Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2 certification are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must hold a valid …

Hammond Fire Chief Reminds Residents of State Fireworks Laws


CATEGORY: Fire Department, News

The Hammond Fire Department would like to remind Hammond residents of Indiana fireworks laws during the July 4th holiday season. Fireworks can be purchased only by persons 18 years of age or older. Locations where fireworks may be discharged: The use of fireworks is prohibited within the Hammond city limits except as follows: Violators of this ordinance can be cited …

Tennis Lessons at Harrison Park


CATEGORY: News, Parks Department

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks and Recreation presents Tennis Lessons at Harrison Park. Session 1 will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays (June 18, 20, 25 & 27; July 2, 9, 11, & 16). Session 2 will also be on Tuesdays and Thursdays (July 18, 23, 25 & 30; August 1, 6, 8 & 13). The registration deadline …

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 …

Vendors Sought for Autumn Colors Fall Craft Show


CATEGORY: News, Parks Department

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation are pleased to bring you the first Autumn Colors Fall Craft Show on Saturday and Sunday, October 5th & 6th, 2019, from 10:00am – 3:00pm at the Hammond Civic Center, 5825 S. Sohl Avenue. Vendor applications are currently being taken for this event. A 10’x10’ vendor booth for the two …