Most development projects will require some City involvement 

City Staff

Patrick Lyp (General Council/Economic Development Director).  Patrick serves as the point person on economic development projects.  He assists both existing Valparaiso businesses as well as prospects navigate the process to complete their projects.  Patrick also works with businesses seeking City incentives.  Patrick can be reached at

Bill Oeding (City Manager).  Bill has served as the City Manager since 2009.  Bill sits on the Board of Works and Safety.  Bill is often involved with projects that require City Council approval.  Bill can be reached at

Tyler Kent (City Planner).  Tyler is often the first person contacted on issues relating to the City's zoning code.  Tyler also oversees the City's façade improvement grant program.  Tyler can be reached at   

Tim Burkman (City Engineer).  Tim's office oversees and reviews matters relating to land development, construction and storm water.  Tim sits on the Plan Commission.  Tim can be reached at   

Steve Poulos (Utility Director)

Vicki Thrasher (Building Commissioner)

Matt Evans (Public Works Director)


City Boards and Commissions

City Council

Redevelopment Commission

Site Review

Board of Public Works and Safety

Plan Commission

Board of Zoning Appeals

Historic Downtown Liquor License Committee


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