Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

City of Hammond Ends 2020 in the Black


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. is pleased to announce that the City of Hammond finished 2020 with a revenue surplus. After a very trying year dealing with a pandemic that closed the Casino for part of the year as well as impacted the tax base and other revenue streams, Hammond still ended 2020 with a fund balance of $4,061,274.88. …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Warming Shelters Available in Response to Extreme Cold


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott has announced that due to the extreme cold expected, the City of Hammond has mobilized and identified several buildings as warming centers, including: The Jean Shepherd Center, the Lost Marsh Golf Course Clubhouse and Hammond Civic Center. Individuals may use these facilities during regular operating hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. if necessary to get out …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Applications for Funding Available


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Applications for 2021 funding through the City of Hammond’s Gaming Advisory are now available from the Mayor’s Office at Hammond City Hall. Funding is available to local not-for-profit organizations that demonstrate their project, activities, and services provide direct benefit to the citizens of Hammond. The funds and application process are overseen by the Gaming Advisory Committee, which represents a cross …

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


CATEGORY: Community Development, Events, Mayor's Office

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., The Ministerial Alliance of Hammond and Vicinity, Inc. and the City of Hammond invite the public to attend a virtual program to commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 18, 2021 beginning at 10:00 am. The theme will be “Unity Amongst Diversity” and can be watched online on Facebook at: …

Hammond Police Chief Retires


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

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. wishes to announce the retirement of Hammond Police Chief John Doughty effective immediately. “I was caught off guard with John’s decision,” stated Mayor McDermott. “John has been only the second Police Chief of my administration. I am pleased with what he has done with the Department and where he has taken it. Under John’s watch …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Northwest Indiana Offers Quality of Place


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News, Planning and Development, Speck

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Hammond Proposes City Budget for 2021


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. presented the City of Hammond’s 2021 Budget to the City Council Tuesday evening, explaining to the body that the City has so far weathered 2020 better than expected by being careful with its spending and eliminating jobs due to retirement and attrition. The City of Hammond Civil Budget 2021 reflects at total levy of …

Upgrades Completed at Hammond Filtration Plant


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News, Sanitary District

The City of Hammond and Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. are proud to announce the completion of a $6 million expansion and upgrade to the city’s filtration plant. The upgrades were made on the 1950’s and 1970’s electrical equipment due to the lack of replacement parts and support for the old equipment and the ability to upgrade technology. Additionally, as …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

City of Hammond Announces Dynamic Downtown Development


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News, Planning and Development, Speck

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Department of Planning and Development are pleased to announce that 18th Street Distillery continues to grow and expand in Downtown Hammond. They recently purchased a vacant mechanic garage building on Fayette Street and will fully rehab it into a new distillery and tasting room. Also included in the building will be two new, …