Message from the Mayor

I want to express my appreciation to the citizens of Valparaiso for giving me the opportunity to lead this great city. I promise to make decisions based upon the best interests of our citizens and institute polices that bring about long-term, common sense solutions to our challenges.


I was not elected to be a mere caretaker - the city deserves more. My goal is to boldly confront the issues facing our city and, with the help of our City Council, employees, and citizens, find and implement solutions to achieve success.

We enjoy a rich heritage and can anticipate a vibrant future. I believe we stand at the brink of wonderful opportunities and advancements. Through optimism, cooperation, and hard work, let us forge together the framework of a dynamic and progressive city. Please feel free to email me. I look forward to hearing from you.

Strategic Plan

View the 2016 Strategic Plan for the City of Valparaiso

View the City Projects List 2015-2020

View the 2009 Strategic Plan for the City of Valparaiso.

View the 2005 Strategic Plan for the City of Valparaiso.

State of the City

View the 2016 State of the City Address for the City of Valparaiso.

ValpoNEXT Visioning Plan

View the 2014 Visioning Plan for the City of Valparaiso