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County Council

Kosciusko County Council is made up of:

Doug Heinisch

Doug Heinisch

574-457-3642

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District 1

Jon Garber

Jon Garber

574-491-6126

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District 4 & President

Mike Long

Mike Long

574-527-6095

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District 2

Joni Truex

Joni Truex

574-551-7004

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At Large

Ernie Wiggins

Ernie Wiggins

574-453-6246

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District 3 Vice President

Sue Ann Mitchell

Sue Ann MItchell

574-594-5242

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At Large

Kim Cates    

Kimberly Cates

574-529-0028

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 At Large   


Terms are four years with the ability to serve an unlimited number of terms. The County Council has the ultimate decision-making power regarding fiscal affairs.  The council has authority to view or review fiscal matters, determine proper policy, and set priorities for the allocation and expenditure of county funds.  The General Assembly determines the powers of the county council in this area. Typically these powers include.

  • Approving and fixing annual operating budgets of all county government offices and agencies.
  • Establishing salaries, wages, per diems, and other compensation for all county officials and employees.
  • Fixing tax rates and establishing levies on all county property for the purpose of raising funds to meet budget requirements in conducting county business as well as authorizing the borrowing of money in the form of bonds and notes.
  • Appropriating public funds, i.e., authorizing the expenditure of county money by particular officials or departments for specific purposes.
  • Authorizing certain purchases or sales of county owned land.
  • Non-binding review of budgets for certain non-elected boards in the county and other civil units.
  • Makes various appointments to boards including but not limited to the following:
    • Kosciusko County Convention and Visitors Commission
    • Various Library Boards