The Hendricks County Board of Commissioners appoint individuals to various boards, commissions, and other agencies as permitted by statute.  Appointment terms vary and specific qualifications may apply. 

The Commissioners are accepting applications for appointment to the Boards/Commissions highlighted below.  Interested, qualified individuals are encouraged to apply by completing the Commissioners' Board/Commission Appointment Application, and submitting it as instructed on the Application.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE BOARD

Authorized by Indiana Code 7.1-2-4, the Alcoholic Beverage Board of Hendricks County is comprised of four members, each serving a one-year term.  The Hendricks County Board of Commissioners, Hendricks County Council, and most populous town each appoint one member.  The Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission (ATC), designates the fourth member, who may be an officer or employee of the ATC.  The Alcoholic Beverage Commission Board investigates permit applications that includes applications for new permits, renewal of existing permits, transfers of ownership and/or locations of an existing permit.  The Board’s recommendations for approval or denial are then submitted to the full ATC for final action.  The ATC determines whether to uphold or reverse the action taken by the Board.

To be qualified to be considered for appointment to the Alcoholic Beverage Board, an applicant shall possess the following qualifications:

  • must be at least twenty-one years of age
  • must be a bona fide resident of Hendricks County for at least five years immediately preceding appointment
  • may not have a conviction within ten years before the date of appointment of:
    • a federal crime having a sentence of at least one year
    • an Indiana Class A, Class B, or Class C felony (for a crime committed before July 1, 2014) or a Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, or Level 5 felony (for a crime committed after June 30, 2014)
    • a crime in a state other than Indiana having a penalty equal to the penalty for an Indiana Class A, Class B, or Class C felony (for a crime committed before July 1, 2014) or a Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, or Level 5 felony (for a crime committed after June 30, 2014)

CURRENT APPOINTEE & TERM EXPIRATION DATE

  • Garen Carnes    09/25/2024

AREA BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS

The Hendricks County Area Board of Zoning Appeals hears requests for special exception land uses in the zoning ordinance, land uses requiring a public hearing to ensure compatibility with surrounding land uses, and variances from zoning ordinance development standards, such as minimum lot size, building setbacks, and minimum landscaping requirements.  The Board also hears appeals from citizens who disagree with an administrative decision of the Planning & Building Department. The Board’s jurisdiction is the unincorporated county and the towns of Amo, North Salem, Coatesville, and Stilesville.  The Hendricks County Board of Commissioners appoint two members to the Board, each serving a four-year term.

CURRENT APPOINTEES & TERM EXPIRATION DATES

  • Anthony Hession   12/31/2027
  • Walt O-Riley            12/31/2027

AREA PLAN COMMISSION

Guided by the Hendricks County Comprehensive Plan, the Hendricks County Area Plan Commission is responsible for reviewing and approving the physical development within its jurisdiction. The jurisdiction includes the unincorporated county and the towns of Amo, North Salem, Coatesville, and Stilesville.  The Commission is comprised of seven members, each serving a four-year term.  The Hendricks County Board of Commissioners appoint three members to the Commission.  One is a member of the Commissioners (appointed each year), one is the Purdue Extension Ag Educator (if they are a county resident), and one is a resident of the unincorporated area of the county or a resident of the county who is also an owner of real property located in whole or in part in the unincorporated area of the county.  *If the Purdue Extension Ag Educator does not reside within the County, the Commissioners shall select an alternate resident of the county who is a property owner with agricultural interest to serve for a period not to exceed one year. In addition to the county resident selected, Purdue Extension Ag Coordinator shall serve in a nonvoting advisory capacity.

CURRENT APPOINTEES & TERM EXPIRATION DATES

  • Ag Educator/Alternate   Margaret Gladden    12/31/2024
  • Resident                          Damon Palmer         12/31/2027

BOARD OF HEALTH

Authorized by Indiana Code 16-20-2, the Hendricks County Board of Health is comprised of seven members, each servicing a four-year term.  The Board includes at least two MDs, one female, and must be partisan.  The Hendricks County Board of Commissioners appoint all seven members.  The Board of Health oversees the Health Department and is responsible to uphold the mission, vision, and values of the Department.  The Health Department promotes and protects the health and wellbeing of our community through various services and programs.

CURRENT APPOINTEES & TERM EXPIRATION DATES

  • Chrystal Anderson, MD      12/31/2027
  • Debra Campbell                  12/31/2025
  • Larry Caskey, DDS               12/31/2027
  • Brian Cobb                          12/31/2025
  • Andrew Cougill, MD            12/31/2027
  • Bruce Dillon, PE                  12/31/2025
  • David Hardin                       12/31/2024

BUILDING FACILITIES CORPORATION

The Hendricks County Building Facilities Corporation is comprised of three members, all three members are appointed by the Hendricks County Board of Commissioners.  Each member shall serve until their successor has been appointed and qualified.

CURRENT APPOINTEES SHALL SERVE UNTIL THEIR SUCCESSOR HAS BEEN APPOINTED & QUALIFIED

  • Daniel Keers Appointed on 06/14/2016
  • Brent Shay Appointed on 06/14/2016
  • Jeffrey Smallwood Appointed on 04/23/2019

COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS ADVISORY BOARD

The Hendricks County Community Corrections Advisory Board assists in the formulation of the Community Corrections Plan and in appointing the Hendricks County Community Corrections Director.  While most positions to the Board are made via the office or position held at the time of appointment, the Commissioners have latitude to make the following appointments; one adult probation officer, one juvenile probation officer, one educational administrator, one representative of a private corrections agency (if such agency exists within the county), one mental health administrator, one ex-offender, one County Council member, one victim, one social services administrator, and four laypersons (with at least one of a minority race).  Each member serves a four-year term.

CURRENT APPOINTEES & TERM EXPIRATION DATES

  • Victim Advocate                          Jenny Kinnaman                      02/11/2024
  • Council Member                         Larry Hesson                           12/31/2026
  • Adult Probation Officer              Chad Boruff                             09/27/2025
  • Juvenile Probation Officer          Crissy Simmons                       06/22/2025
  • Social Services Administrator    Patrick Cockrum                     12/31/2026
  • Public Defender                          Terry Kessinger                       12/31/2026
  • Mental Health                             Raychel Hamby                        12/14/2025
  • Layperson                                   Charles Jones                           12/14/2025
  • Layperson                                   Megen Morgan                         07/25/2026
  • Layperson                                   Jayson Puckett                          12/31/2026
  • Layperson                                   Stephanie Singh                       02/23/2025
  • Educational Administrator        Ginger Davis                             12/14/2025
  • Ex-Offender                                VACANT
  • Private Corrections Agency       VACANT            

DANVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

The Hendricks County Board of Commissioners appoint one member that serves a one-year term.

CURRENT APPOINTEE & TERM EXPIRATION DATE

  • Ben Comer  12/31/2024

DRAINAGE BOARD

Authorized by Indiana Code 36-9-27, the Hendricks County Drainage Board is comprised of five members, each serving a three-year staggering term and shall include the three Commissioners.  The remaining two members must be resident freeholders of the county who are knowledgeable in drainage matters.  In addition, the County Surveyor serves on the Board as an ex officio, nonvoting member.

CURRENT APPOINTEES & TERM EXPIRATION DATES

  • Jack Maloney                            12/31/2026
  • Stan Ryland                              12/31/2024

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

Authorized by Indiana Code 36-7-12-7, the Hendricks County Economic Development Commission is comprised of three members.  The Commission’s primary duty is considering applications for industrial revenue bonds.  The Hendricks County Commissioners appoint one member for a three-year term (after their initial year) and then appoint the other two members based on nominations by the Hendricks County Council and by the most populous town within the County.  The Council's nomination serves a two-year term (after their initial year) and the most populous town's nomination serves a one-year term.

CURRENT APPOINTEES & TERM EXPIRATION DATES

  • Commissioners'                  Anthony Mitson    01/31/2026
  • Council's Nomination         Scott Slavens        06/12/2024

HENDRICKS REGIONAL HEALTH BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The Hendricks Regional Health Board of Trustees is comprised of five members, each serving a four-year term.  The Hendricks County Board of Commissioners appoint all five members.  All five members must be residents of the county and one member may be a licensed physician who is a member of the medical staff of the hospital.  When appointing a physician member, the Commissioners shall consider the recommendation of the hospital medical staff.

CURRENT APPOINTEES & TERM EXPIRATION DATES

  • Erin Engels               12/31/2024
  • Mark Gentry, MD    12/31/2025
  • Tyler Starkey            12/31/2027
  • John Waite               12/31/2026
  • Tim Whicker            12/31/2025

HOOSIER HEARTLAND RESOURCE CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

The Hoosier Heartland Resource Conservation & Development Council is a resource for central Indiana that helps to identify and improve local natural resource-based opportunities.  The Hendricks County Board of Commissioners appoint one member that serves a one-year term.

CURRENT APPOINTEE & TERM EXPIRATION DATE

  • Councilman David Wyeth    12/31/2024

INDIANAPOLIS AIRPORT AUTHORITY BOARD

Authorized by Indiana Code 8-22-3, the Indianapolis Airport Authority is governed by a board of eleven, each serving a four-year term, and until their successor is appointed and qualified.  The mayor of the consolidated city shall appoint six members that must be residents of Marion County and no more than three from the same political party; the majority leader of the Marion County legislative body shall appoint one member (must be resident of Decatur or Wayne Township in Marion County); the Board of County Commissioners of Hamilton County, Hancock County, Hendricks County (must be a resident of Guilford Township in Hendricks County), and Morgan County (must be a resident of Brown or Madison Township in Morgan County) shall each appoint one member. 

CURRENT APPOINTEE & TERM EXPIRATION DATE

  • Duane Gibbs 12/31/2026

JAIL BUILDING FACILITIES CORPORATION (OLD JAIL)

The Hendricks County Jail Building Facilities Corporation (old Jail) is comprised of three members, all three members are appointed by the Hendricks County Board of Commissioners.  Each member shall serve until their successor has been appointed and qualified.

CURRENT APPOINTEES SHALL SERVE UNTIL THEIR SUCCESSOR HAS BEEN APPOINTED & QUALIFIED

  • Daniel Keers Appointed on 12/01/2020
  • Brent Shay Appointed on 12/01/2020
  • Jeffrey Smallwood Appointed on 12/01/2020

JUSTICE REINVESTMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL

Authorized by Indiana Code 33-38-9.5-4, the local Justice Reinvestment Advisory Council (JRAC) examines and analyzes local data and practices to improve criminal justice outcomes.  The Hendricks County Commissioners shall appoint a Commissioner or designee to serve on the JRAC.

CURRENT APPOINTEE SHALL SERVE UNTIL THEIR SUCCESSOR HAS BEEN APPOINTED & QUALIFIED

  • Todd McCormack Appointed on 10/12/2021

PARK BOARD

Authorized by Indiana Code 36-10-3, the Hendricks County Park board is comprised of seven members, each serving a four-year term.  The Hendricks County Board of Commissioners shall appoint one member.

CURRENT APPOINTEE & TERM EXPIRATION DATE

  • Mike Hayden   01/05/2026

PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT BOARD OF APPEALS

Authorized by Indiana Code 6-1.1-28-1, the Hendricks County Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals (PTABOA) is comprised of three members, each serving a one-year term, at least eighteen years of age, and knowledgeable in the valuation of property.  The Hendricks County Board of Commissioners shall appoint two freehold members so that not more than two of the three members are of the same political party and so that at least two of the three members are residents of the County, and the Hendricks County Council shall appoint one member.  At least one of the members appointed by the Commissioners must be a certified level two or level three assessor-appraiser.   

CURRENT APPOINTEES & TERM EXPIRATION DATES

  • Democrat             Stan Albaugh             06/30/2025
  • Republican           Mark Ratterman        09/25/2024

PUBLIC DEFENDER BOARD

Authorized by Indiana Code 33-40-7, the Hendricks County Public Defender board is comprised of three members, each serving a three-year term.  The Hendricks County Board of Commissioners shall appoint one member, the judges who exercise felony or juvenile jurisdiction in the County shall appoint by majority vote one member, and the Indiana Public Defender Commission shall appoint one member who must be a resident of the County. 

The following individuals shall be ineligible to serve as a member of the Board:

  • a city, town, or county attorney
  • a law enforcement officer
  • a judge
  • court employee
  • an attorney who provides representation to indigent persons in Hendricks County
  • an employee of the Department of Child Services
  • an employee of any of the individuals described above

CURRENT APPOINTEE & TERM EXPIRATION DATE

  • Todd McCormack 12/31/2026

PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARDS

Authorized by Indiana Code 36-12-2, Public Library Boards are comprised of members, each serving a four-year term, but shall not serve more than four consecutive terms.  Each Public Library Board consists of appointees from the Hendricks County Board of Commissioners, appointees from the County Council, and appointees from the local school board. 

To be qualified to be considered for appointment to the Public Library Board, an applicant shall possess the following qualifications:

  • must be at least eighteen years of age
  • must reside in the library district during the time the appointee is on the Local Library Board
  • must have resided in the library district served by the public library for at least the two years immediately preceding the appointee’s appointment to the Local Library Board

CURRENT APPOINTEES & TERM EXPIRATION DATES

  • AVON-WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD
    • Geoffrey Bradley           12/31/2027
    • Karen Lydick                  07/12/2026
  • BROWNSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD
    • Anita Morrison              12/31/2025
    • Lori Turpin                     12/31/2024
  • CLAYTON-LIBERTY TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD
    • April Brenneman           12/31/2025
    • VACANT
  • COATESVILLE-CLAY TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD
    • Robin Cameron             12/31/2027
    • Shelly Starbuck              12/31/2025
  • DANVILLE-CENTER TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD
    • VACANT                     
  • PLAINFIELD-GUILFORD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD
    • Lori Hiatt                        12/31/2027

PURDUE EXTENSION ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Hendricks County Purdue Extension Advisory Council serves as the advisory body for the Hendricks County Cooperative Extension Service and shall have three major fields of responsibility:  serve in and advisory capacity in overall Extension program planning, attend the Annual Purdue Extension Advisory County Meeting, and elect members of the County Extension Advisory Board.  The Hendricks County Board of Commissioners shall appoint two members to the Council, each serving a one-year term.

CURRENT APPOINTEES & TERM EXPIRATION DATES

  • Shannon Griffith    12/31/2024
  • Pat Wynne              12/31/2024

REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Authorized by 36-7-14.5, the Hendricks County Redevelopment Authority is comprised of three members that serve a three-year term and must be Hendricks County residents.  All members are appointed by the Hendricks County Board of County Commissioners.  In general, a Redevelopment Authority issues bonds payable from lease rental payments paid by a Redevelopment Commission.

CURRENT APPOINTEES & TERM EXPIRATION DATES

  • VACANT          12/31/2024
  • Dan Devlin     12/31/2024
  • Mark Vyzral    12/31/2024

REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

Authorized by Indiana Code 36-7-14, the Hendricks County Redevelopment Commission is comprised of five voting members and one nonvoting advisor.  The five voting members shall serve a one-year term, or until their replacement is appointed and qualified, and the nonvoting advisor shall serve a two-year term, or until their replacement is appointed.  The Commission can acquire, hold, and sell property for redevelopment; accept loans, grants, and other financial assistance; and contract for the construction of local public improvements.  Recently, the Commission’s primary duties have been identifying areas for industrial development and designation of economic development areas.

A nonvoting advisor appointed to the Redevelopment Commission:

  • must be a member of the school board of a school corporation that includes all or part of the territory served by the Redevelopment Commission or be recommended by the school board
  • is not considered a member of the Redevelopment Commission but is entitled to attend and participate in the proceedings of all meetings
  • is not entitled to a salary, per diem, or reimbursement of expenses
  • serves at the pleasure of the entity that appointed the nonvoting adviser.

CURRENT APPOINTEES & TERM EXPIRATION DATES

  • Matt Isbell                                   12/31/2024
  • Isaac E. Lewis                              12/31/2024
  • John Leitzman                             12/31/2024
  • Nic Allen (Nonvoting Advisor)    12/31/2025