Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Africa Tarver Appointed to NWI Regional Development Authority Board

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces Africa Tarver will fill the remaining term of Philip Taillon on the Northwest Indiana Regional Authority (RDA) Board. Mr. Taillon’s resignation was brought about by his new position of Chief of Staff for Mayor McDermott. “With her background in economic development, I believe Africa is an excellent choice for this Board,” stated Mayor …

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Hammond Sportsplex and Community Center Groundbreaking Set for Friday, August 11th

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The City of Hammond invites the public to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the $17 million Hammond Sportsplex and Community Center on Friday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. at the site of the former Woodmar Mall, 6630 Indianapolis Boulevard. The new 135,000-sft complex will offer six basketball courts, 12 volleyball courts, two regulation-sized indoor soccer fields, six indoor batting cages …

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Mayor McDermott Announces Administrative Personnel Changes

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. is pleased to announce numerous changes taking place in his administration. “Three of the positions listed below were created for succession purposes,” stated Mayor McDermott. “For instance, Mark, Rick and Matt will be able to step in and fulfill the duties of their respective Directors in the case of illness, vacation or other unforeseen …

Applicants Sought for New Hammond Police Academy Bound Sponsorship Program

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Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. and the City of Hammond Police Department are seeking applicants for the new Hammond Academy Bound sponsorship program. The program sponsors Hammond residents wishing to become Hammond Police Officers. Applications will be accepted starting Monday, July 31st through Friday, August 11th in the Chief’s office at the Hammond Police Department located at 509 Douglas Street in …

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Hammond Increases Police Presence Through Hiring of Correction Officers

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. is pleased to announce the hiring of four new civilian Correction Officers. These Correction Officers will take the place of uniformed Hammond Police Department officers who have traditionally guarded the detainees in Hammond City Jail. “This is comparable to hiring four police officers,” stated Mayor McDermott. “With the new Correctional Officers, four of our …

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Lear Corporation to Build New $30 million, 240,000 sq. ft. Facility in Hammond

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Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr., and the City of Hammond’s Economic Development team, is proud to announce that a development agreement between the Lear Corporation and the City of Hammond will be presented for approval to the Hammond Redevelopment Commission on Tuesday, July 18th. This agreement represents months of negotiations to keep Hammond’s 4th largest employer in the City and …

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Mayor McDermott Answers Seven Questions that Clarify Hammond’s Position on the South Shore Expansion

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In response to a misleading Times editorial on Sunday July 2nd, Mayor McDermott felt the need to clarify Hammond’s position on this proposal by answering the following seven questions: Without Hammond’s commitment of $27 million dollars, The Times editors warn that “… Hammond would lose out on construction of a new Gateway Station, a maintenance facility and a South Hammond …

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Mayor McDermott Announces “Academy Bound” Scholarship Program

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr is proud to announce a new scholarship program Academy Bound which will allow approved applicants the opportunity to attend the Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (NILEA) free of charge. This program is designed to give pre-qualified Hammond residents a “fast track option” to become a police officer in the City of Hammond. Hammond residents, …

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Consolidation Plans for Hammond City and Lake Superior Courts

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that on January 9, 2017 the Hammond City Council voted and he approved an ordinance to consolidate the Hammond City Court with Lake Superior Court in a cost cutting move. Under the terms of the approved ordinance, Hammond City Court will cease to operate as of January 1, 2019. The City of …