Indiana County Government: There When You Need It

Indiana County Government is going on the offensive in anticipation of the possibility that the Indiana General Assembly might consider legislation to do away with many county elected offices. The Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) Executive Director David Bottorff says no state officials have endorsed such a plan, but it was a recommendation in the Shepard-Kernan report on local government modernization. The Commission was created by Governor Daniels last summer after property taxes in some communities saw big increases. Bottorff says it’s important to note that no data has been provided that would point to increased efficiencies with the elimination of elected officeholders, who are accountable to the public. He also points out that county government, on average, only accounts for about 20-percent of property taxes. Bottorff says that in many cases, appointed officials demand higher salaries than elected officials. For more information, log onto

  • To read the AIC Letter to the Editor, click on the associated link below.
  • Note to radio reporters: Soundbites from the posted interview have also been provided for your convenience along with one rip and read story. See cut sheet below.
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What's New?

AIC Launches Statewide Radio Advertising Campaign January 26, 2009

Click here to listen to first radio ad

Click here to listen to second radio ad

IN Policy Review article - Consolidation, Savings Doubtful.pdf

Hendricks Co. Treasurer Nancy Marsh's Guest Column in Indianapolis Star.pdf

Report: Local Government More Efficient

AIC Letter to the Editor on Government Modernization.pdf105.15 KB
AIC Response to Shepard Kernan CUT SHEET.doc53.5 KB
Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette article - Allen County Catches $6 Million DLGF Mistake.pdf1.09 MB
Herald Republican Opinion on Steuben County Council.pdf82.77 KB