Board of Commissioners

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Commissioner Andrew Kostielney

Andrew Kostielney

, President
District 1 
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  • Townships:

    Clay, German, Harris
    Portions of Penn, Portage and Warren 

    Represents:
    St. Joseph River Basin Commission and the Northern Indiana Transportation Commuter District
    Commissioner Dr. Deborah Flemming DMD

    Dr. Deborah Fleming, DMD

    , Vice-President
    District 3 
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  • Townships:
    Portions of Penn and Portage
    Represents:
    Michiana Area Council of Governments as Treasurer and the Housing Consortium
    Commissioner Dave Thomas

    Dave Thomas

    , Member
    District 2 
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  • Townships:

    Center, Greene, Liberty, Lincoln, Madison, Olive
    Portions of Penn, Portage, Union and Warren

    Represents:
    Metro Net Board, Data Board, Multi Hazard Mitigation Board, Drainage Board and the Housing Consortium

    Overview


    The three officials who comprise the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners are elected from and represent separate districts for a term of four years. These districts must be redrawn once every ten years.

    The Board of County Commissioners serve as the executive and administrative authority for the county. It operates and maintains all county facilities and property; negotiate contracts; permits all purchasing and claim payments; receives bids for construction projects and maintenance of roads and bridges; makes appointments to certain board and authorities; oversees certain election functions; prepares the annual county budget and serves on the Board of County Finance.