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Celebrate Burns Harbor through the town's recent awards, honors and other recognitions!
Burns Harbor Park Director, Kim Burton, honored with 2016 IACT award for service to community
In October 2016, Burns Harbor's very own, Kim Burton, was recognized by the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) at its annual awards banquet. Learn more about Kim's award by clicking here. Or, read a narrative entitled "Burns Harbor and beyond positively impacted by Burton's creative leadership, passionate mentoring and humble service," highlighting Kim's numerous accomplishments here.
Porter County Drunk Driving Task Force recognizes Burns Harbor Officer Tim Lucas as top cop in DUI arrests in Porter CountyDecember 17, 2015 | Joyce Russell | nwitimes.com
Stopping drunk drivers before they hurt someone is personal for Burns Harbor police officer Tim Lucas.
"My mom was struck by a drunk driver in the early 1980s," Lucas said at Thursday's awards banquet honoring Porter County police officers who made the most drunk driving arrests this year.
Lucas topped the list with 45.Read the full story at nwitimes.com by clicking here.
Photo courtesy of Joyce Russell at nwitimes.com.
Back row, left to right: Joshua Noel of the Hebron Police Department; Aaron Miersma of the Chesterton Police Department; Jerame Simpson of the Valparaiso Police Department and Justin Hansen of the Indiana State Police. Front row, from left to right: Tawni Komisarcik of the Porter Police Department, Marie Buckingham of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers of Northwest Indiana; Dolores Mueller of the Kouts Police Department; Jared Underhill of the Porter County Sheriff's Department and Tim Lucas of the Burns Harbor Police Department. Not pictured: Roger Peele of the Portage Police Department.
IACT Community Achievement Award
In October 2015, the Town of Burns Harbor was named a 2015 IACT Community Achievement Award winner by the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) for its community visioning process in the less than 4,000 population category. For more information about the award, please read the full press release available by clicking here.