Government

Local Government

Local government in Jay County has historically had a very positive relationship when working with economic development projects. Cooperation is at all levels of government (city, town and county) and amongst the various branches (administrative and legislative). Your project will get the utmost attention from local officials and will be expeditiously hanled.

Local Government – Form and Function

CommunityCity or TownForm of Government# Police OfficersPlan CommissionEcon. Dev. Commission
PortlandCityMayor - 7 Member City Council13 FT - 10 - Res.YesNo
DunkirkCityMayor - 5 Member City Council5 FT - 3 Res.YesNo
RedkeyTown5 Member Town Council3 FT - 5 Res.NoNo
BryantTown3 Member Town Council0NoNo
PennvilleTown3 Member Town Council1 Marshall - 2 Res.YesNo
SalamoniaTown3 Member Town Council0NoNo

Fire Defense Services

Community# of Full-time Fire Fighters# of Volunteer Fire FightersEquipmentInsurance Rating
Portland8201 aerial
1 tanker
2 engines
1 rescue
1 grass
1 utility - mobile cascade trailer
1 fire safety trailer
1 rescue boat
1 foam trailer
ISO 5
Dunkirk3252 engines
1 tanker
1 rescue
1 grass
1st responder
ISO 6
Redkey0332 engine
1 rescue
1 tanker
1 grass
ISO 6
Bryant0292 pumpers
1 tanker
2 grass
1 utility
1st responder
ISO 7
Pennville0272 pumpers
2 tankers
1 grass
1 rescue
ISO 7
Salamonia0281 pumper
1 rescue
1 tanker
1 grass
ISO 7

County Government

Jay County is administered by a three-member Board of Commissioners who meet on a weekly basis. The County Commissioners develop and establish policy for the county government and proceed to administer that policy. They work very closely with the County Auditor and other county offices.

Also, Jay County has a seven-member County Council which administers the fiscal policy of the county. The county budget is subject to the Council along with other fiscal matters. In addition, Jay County has formed a Redevelopment Commission which can assist your company with your various needs.

County and city/town government work very closely together to provide the utmost of services to the citizens of the County.

Indiana State Government

State Information Center – 800.457.8283

Indiana House of Representatives – 800.382.9841

Indiana Senate – 800.382.9467

Office of the Governor – 317.232.4567

Rep. Greg Beumer (represents Jay County and surrounding area) – 317.234.9447
email: h33@iga.in.gov
www.iga.in.gov/legislative/2015/legislators/legislator_greg_beumer_1

Senator Travis Holdman (represents Jay County and other areas) – 317.232.9400
www.s27@iga.in.gov
www.in.govs27

Federal Government

Federal Information Center – 800.688.9889

Office of Senator Joe Donnelly
203 E. Berry Street, Ste 702-B
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
260.420.4955
www.donnelly.senate.gov

Office of Senator Dan Coats
1300 South Harrison, Suite 3161
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
260.426.3151
www.coats.senate.gov

Office of Congressman Marlin Stutzman – Indiana District 3
1200 South Harrison, Suite 3105
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
260.424.3041
www.stutzman.house.gov