Common Council


Hammond City Hall
5925 Calumet Avenue (map)
Hammond, IN 46320
Phone: 219-853-6404
Fax: 219-853-6420
Email: Click here

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30am – 4:30pm

Public Council Meetings

2nd and 4th Monday of every month at 6:00pm in Council Chambers

Council President

Scott Rakos

Council Members


Katrina Alexander

Councilwoman at Large

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  • 219-501-0322

Dan Spitale

Councilman at Large

  • 219-614-2454

Janet Venecz

Councilwoman at Large


Mark Kalwinski

1st District Councilman

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Alfonso Salinas III

2nd District Councilman


Barry Tyler, Jr.

3rd District Councilman

Council Vice-President


William Emerson

4th District Councilman


Dave Woerpel

5th District Councilman

  • 219-808-9743

Scott Rakos

6th District Councilman

Council President


Council Meetings are normally on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. Caucus meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. on the day of every council meeting.

The City Councilmen are responsible for all money coming into the city and approving all money spent by the city. Other responsibilities include passing traffic ordinances and carefully watching the operation of the city.

The city council are an elected body representing the needs of the people regarding legislation.

Every four years, Hammond constituents vote to elect City Council members for their districts and Councilmen at Large to serve on the council for the next four years.

The city council members participate in commission meetings to assure that the rights of the people are protected. The city council members also maintain a solid relationship with the state government in Indianapolis and align legislation with state guidelines. Council members also help city organizations in need of help.

Upcoming Council Meetings:

24jun6:00 pm8:00 pmCommon Council Meeting

08jul6:00 pm8:00 pmCommon Council Meeting

22jul6:00 pm8:00 pmCommon Council Meeting

Full Meeting Calendar