Our People

The foundation of Michigan City is built on our people. We have a diverse population of community members and leaders with a love for our great city. It is important to prepare and strengthen our families, students, businesses, and government employees for the opportunities ahead.

  • Expansion of scholarship programs for Michigan City Residents
  • Workforce Development Initiatives
  • Professional Development and Tuition Reimbursement Programs for Michigan City Municipal Workers
  • Support the expansion of County-Wide Mental Health Service
  • Bolstered Neighborhood Leadership Academy Program for Residents
  • Community and Police Working Group – “Project Safe”
  • Engage MC! – Online participation platform for community engagement with a Constituent Services Director
  • Continued partnerships with important organizations like the Small Business Development Center, the Northwest Indiana Forum, Michigan City Area Schools, INDOT, and Regional Development Authority to name a few

Our Place

Michigan City is built along one of our greatest assets, Lake Michigan. Our transportation corridors expand out from the lakeshore and provide great connectivity to the region with access to the South Shore, highways, and trails. Our amenities include Blue Chip Casino, Dune National Park, Lighthouse Place Mall, and Friendship Botanical Gardens to name a few. Building a sense of place is important to strengthen our neighborhoods.

  • Neighborhood Park improvements and programs
  • Repurpose abandoned properties and vacant lots
  • Bolster our entryways and transportation corridors with new signage and beautification projects
  • Increase art projects in neighborhoods and new developments
  • User friendly municipal website with payment options for all services
  • Expansion of Code Enforcement Department
  • Public Health and Safety Program to retain and recruit high quality individuals
  • Technology Projects including Cybersecurity and Broadband expansion
  • Maintain and promote use of outdoor parks and trails

Our Future

Michigan City will be the premier place to live in the region. Projects are in the pipeline to create housing options for existing and future residents. Developments on the north end of town will create opportunities throughout Michigan City neighborhoods and will provide significant livable wage career choices. The South Shore Double Track Project has sparked interest from Developers from across the nation. Planning must start now to prepare for the future.

  • New housing developments: affordable, workforce and market-rate
  • Transit Strategy for community and business needs– (Electric Vehicles and On-Demand Service)
  • Revitalization projects in neighborhoods
  • Support projects to increase the vibrancy in the Downtown area
  • Annexation strategy for our borders
  • NIPSCO Generation Plant Closing Strategy
  • Prison Relocation Feasibility
  • New entryway into Indiana Dunes National Park

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