What does the County Council Do?

The financial powers of the County are placed in the County Council. The Council appropriates all funds and levies all County taxes. There are seven Council members, four Council districts, with one member from each district, and three Council members elected at large.

Elkhart County Council Districts

District 1: Concord,  Osolo and Washington Township
District 2: Concord, Baugo, Cleveland Townships
District 3: Concord, Jefferson and Elkhart Township
District 4: Concord, Locke, Union, Benton, Clinton, Harrison, Jackson, Middlebury, Olive and York Townships

elkhart county council group photo 2022

Meet Our Elkhart County Council

Douglas S. Graham, District 1

Liaison to Recorder, Coroner, Information Technology, Soil & Water/Storm Water, Veterans' Services, MACOG, Highway/Fiber, Commissioner's and the Health Department. Dates in Office: 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2026

Randall Yohn, District 2

Liaison to Elkhart County Judiciary, Public Defender, Community Corrections/CCAB, Park and Recreation and Personnel Committee (CCPC). Dates in Office: 1/1/2007 to 12/31/2026

Darryl J. Riegsecker, District 3

Liaison to EEO Advisory Committee, Redevelopment Commission, Clerk, Buildings and Grounds, Election Board, Voters Registration, Microfilm and Auditor. Dates in Office: 1/1/2015 to 12/31/2026

David L. Hess, District 4

County Council Vice-President, Liaison to the County and Township Assessors, County Extension, Public Safety Communications Center (PSCC), Board of Appeals (PTABOA) and Chair of Personnel Committee (CCPC). Dates in Office: 1/1/2011 to 12/31/2026

Adam M. Bujalski, At Large

Liaison to EDC of Elkhart County, Emergency Management, State Legislature, Surveyor, Drainage Board, Council, and Highway/Fiber. Dates in Office: 1/1/2021 to 12/31/2024

Thomas W. Stump, At Large

County Council President, Liaison to Humane Society, Personnel Committee (CCPC), Elkhart County Justice Reinvestment Advisory Council, Prosecuting Attorney's Office and IV-D Court. Dates in Office: 1/1/2013 to 12/31/2024

Steven E. Clark, At Large

Liaison to the Sheriff, Treasurer, Commissioner’s, Solid Waste (Landfill), EEO Advisory Committee, Plan Commission, Code Enforcement, Weights and Measures and the Health Department. Dates in Office 1/7/2022 to 12/31/2024