Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

State of the City Address


CATEGORY: Events, Mayor's Office

2020 was a challenging year in so many ways.  The City endured a global pandemic, an economic downturn, and came to grips with social issues that made us all reflect on what makes every one of us an important part of our community.  Through all of this, the state of the City of Hammond remains strong. Please join Mayor Thomas …

Hammond Gateway Transit Development District Released for Public Review


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) has released the draft Transit Development District (TDD) boundaries for the Hammond Gateway South Shore station. Details are available for review and comment on the RDA’s new TDD-specific Web site at https://www.nwitdd.com/hammond-gateway. Hard copies of the district maps and their development process are also available for viewing and comment at Hammond City Hall. …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Cargill Working with Contractor on June 2nd to Provide Factory Noise Issue Solution


CATEGORY: Featured, Mayor's Office, News

On Wednesday, June 2, Cargill is having a company come out to inspect and make recommendations on the fan they believe is causing the noise that can be heard by some nearby Hammond residents.  For them to provide adequate solutions, Cargill is going to need to cause the fan noise on purpose so the contractor can understand the problem.  The …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

“Blue Net” Press Conference CANCELLED


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

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Please join Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Chief Andy Short and the Hammond Police Department for a press conference on Tuesday, June 1st at 11:30 a.m. at Schoop’s Hamburgers, 7235 Indianapolis Blvd in Hammond. This press conference will discuss a new partnership between the police department, local businesses and residents related to enhancements being …

Franciscan Alliance Protest in Hammond


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News, Public Notices

Please join the Hammond Development Corporation, Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., and other community leaders in a peaceful protest at 4pm this Friday, May 21, 2021 at Franciscan Alliance Hospital in downtown Hammond. The protest will begin at the Hammond Police Department (509 Douglas Street) and walk down Douglas Street to Franciscan Hospital (5454 Hohman Avenue). The community will organize …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Temporary Street Closures Along Stateline Avenue


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Beginning Tuesday, May 11, 2021, the City of Hammond will temporarily close most roads and alleys connecting to Stateline Avenue between Highland Street to the north and 165th Street to the south. Closures include Detroit Street, Kenwood Street and Cleveland Street along with the alley south of Detroit and the alley north of Wildwood. Roads and alleys will reopen on …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Wolf Lake Water Safe for Recreation


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

City of Hammond officials today obtained results of tests recently performed on the water of Wolf Lake, Hammond, Indiana in response to recent public concerns of the quality of the water in the lake. Tests taken Wednesday show Escherichia coli (E. coli) levels in Wolf Lake well below the State standard for “full body contact recreation.” Test results from the …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

COVID-19 Voluntary Vaccination Incentive Policy


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. is pleased to announce that the City of Hammond will provide an incentive to its full-time employees who get fully vaccinated against COVID-19. With the vaccine being the emphasis for battling Covid 19 and in an effort to encourage City employees to voluntarily vaccinate themselves from Covid 19, all city full-time employees who fully …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Mayor Mcdermott to Throw Out First Pitch at “The Last Inning”


CATEGORY: Events, Mayor's Office

Join Mayor McDermott as he throws out the first pitch for “The Last Inning” baseball tournament on Saturday, May 8 at Dowling Park in Hammond. The tournament, organized by the School City of Hammond, features the baseball teams from Clark, Gavit, Hammond and Morton High Schools. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. with a ticket price of $6 per adult and …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Protective Measures Being Taken in South Robertsdale Area Waterways


CATEGORY: Hammond Port Authority, Mayor's Office, News, Sanitary District

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announced that protective measures are being taken in the south Robertsdale area waterways to protect our natural resources and quality of life in our community. Wolf LakeResidents using the recreation facilities at Wolf Lake Memorial Park may have noticed that a protective water boom has been placed near the stormwater outfall at the Hammond …