Gaming Advisory Committee

The Gaming Advisory Committee shall be responsible for reviewing, considering, and approving annual funding requests by non-profit charitable organizations that demonstrate that their project activities and services provide direct benefit to city residents.

Gaming Advisory Committee Members

Mayor’s Appointments:

Member Position
Tom Dabertin 1st District Representative
Andrea Edwards 2nd District Representative
Laurie Czulno 3rd District Representative
Phil Tailon 4th District Representative, Committee Chairman
Darlene Flores 5th District Representative
Sharon Szany 6th District Representative

Common Council Appointments:

Member Position
Katrina Alexander Councilwoman-at-Large
Janet Venecz Councilwoman-at-Large
Scott Rakos 6th District Councilman
Melissa Farrell Member
Lesley M. Miller Member

Upcoming Meetings

Gaming Advisory Committee meetings are scheduled on the first and third Monday of each month and begin at 5:00pm. The committee gathers once a year to approve funding requests. Meeting dates are scheduled after the funding request application period has ended. All meetings are held in the Common Council Chambers at Hammond City Hall.

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Full Meeting Calendar

Video Archive

Gaming Advisory Committee meetings are streamed live at

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Meeting Minutes and Agendas

Information for the Gaming Advisory Committee can be submitted by sending it to the following address: