Whitley County Board of Commissioners

The Board of Commissioners consists of three elected persons who serve together and have powers over the unincorporated areas in the County.  They are the executive and legislative body of the county. The County Commissioners are responsible for the administration of County business, and may enact ordinances and resolutions as provided for in the state law.  Each member is responsible for their own district made up of three townships. 
Chairman of Commissioners:  George Schrumpf.  Term ends 2022.

Vice Chairman:  Thomas Western. Term ends 2020. 

Don Amber.  Term ends 2020. 

Phone Number 260-248-3130.

Meets 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month @ 1:00 PM at Government Center Meetings. Videos available on Youtube. 


Whitley County Plan Commission

Repeat earlier explanation--good coverage

Phone Number 260-248-3112

Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month @  7:00 PM at Government Center  

Email address: wcplanning@whitleygov.com

Whitley County Board of Zoning Appeals

The Whitley County Board of Zoning Appeals is a quasi-judicial body of 5 citizens. The Board is charged with the responsibility of hearing appeals, requests for variances to the land use regulations and special exception uses within the County. The Board conducts public hearings for citizen input before making their decision.  

Phone Number is 260-248-3112

Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month @ 7:30 PM.

Email address: wcplanning@whitleygov.com


Whitley County Regional Water and Sewer District 

The Whitley County Regional Sewer District provides municipalities and other agencies in Whitley County effective and affordable methods for improving public health and environmental stewardship for individual homeowners.  These methods can also contribute to opportunities for community growth and economic development. 

Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month @ 5:30 PM at Government Center. 

Website: https://www.whitleyrsd.com


Whitley County Soil & Water Conservation District 

The Whitley County Soil and Water Conservation District is a sub-division for the State of Indiana and is responsible for soil and water conservation activities in the county.  The purpose of the SWCD is to provide information about soil, water and related natural resource conservation, identify and prioritize local soil and water resource concerns, and connects land users to sources of education, technical and financial assistance and to implement conservation practices and technologies.   

Phone Number is 260-244-6266 x 3. 


Whitley County Drainage Board 

The Whitley County Engineer and the Surveyor are the technical authorities for matters relating to county legal drains, bridges, small structures, section corners, address verification, development standards, highway specializations and standards, highway rights-of-way, public vacations, and voting districts. 

Meets 3rd Monday of the month at 9 AM at Government Center.

Phone Number is 260-248-3107. 

Office of Indiana State Chemist 

The Indiana State Chemist is charges with administering several agricultural laws involving animal feeds, fertilizers, pesticides and seeds.  The mission of the Fertilizer Section is consumer protection in the marketplace and to monitor safety in storage, handling, and use of fertilizer materials (including anhydrous ammonia) to protect all who come in contact with the product and to safeguard the waters of the state. 

Phone Number is 800-893-6637.

Website: https://www.oisc.purdue.edu/

State Legislators 



Whitley Health Department

Takes responsibility for water well inspections, residential on-site septic inspections, and handles environmental health concerns including noxious odors.  

Phone Number is 260-248-3121. 

Indiana Department of Environmental Management

IDEM's mission is to implement federal and state regulations to protect human health and the environment while allowing the environmentally sound operations of industry, agricultural, commercial, and governmental activities vital to a prosperous economy. IDEM's scope includes air, land, pollution prevention and water quality issues. IDEM has three primary roles in regulating CFOs including design, construction and maintenance;  manure handling and storage, application rates and setbacks, and, emergency manure spills. IDEM conducts routine CFO inspections on an announced basis every 5 to 7 years along with complaint based inspections. IDEM does not regulate property values, public road conditions or traffic, nor odors.   

Phone Number is 800-233-7745. 

Website:  https://www.in.gov/idem/cfo/files/guidance-manual-cfo-program-pdf

The Watershed Foundation 

For over the past 20 years The Watershed Foundation of the Tippecanoe Watershed  has worked with farmers and lake residents to implement water quality improvement projects along with adult educational programs, monitoring and partnerships. The Foundation takes action for our waters by implementing projects that fix pollution issues on the land before it gets into the water. 

Phone Number is 574-834-3242. 

Website: https://watershedfoundation.org