Fifth Council Ward

Council Member Sharon Carnes

The Fifth Council Ward is represented by
Council Member Sharon Carnes.

Focusing on connecting citizens to local government, Councilperson Sharon Carnes actively encourages community involvement in the belief that an engaged citizenry benefits Michigan City. She is actively involved in fighting blight, advocating for local businesses, and publicizing community events.

Sharon is a member of the Plan Commission and the Common Council liaison to the Housing Authority. As former Chairperson of the Michigan City Commission for Women, former Vice-President of the Board of Public Works and Safety, she has a longstanding commitment to public service.

Sharon is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and holds a MS in Telecommunications Systems from DePaul University and a BA in Broadcast Communications from Columbia College.

She resides in Edgewood with her husband Larry Silvestri. Sharon encourages all constituents to share their ideas and concerns.  

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Contact Your Councilperson:
Name: Sharon Carnes
Address: 314 Kenwood Place, Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: (219) 874-3760

Council Committee Assignments:

Licenses and Franchises - member
Planning and Zoning - chair
Utilities - member
FEMA Flood Plain Appeal - member
Michigan Boulevard Oversight - member
Fiber Optics Development - member
Housing Authority - liaison
Plan Commission - voting member

Eastport Neighborhood Group Meeting

The Eastport Neighborhood Group meets every second Thursday of month at the Michigan City Fire Department Training Center (2510 E Michigan Blvd) from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Please enter through the rear parking lot on Broadway.

Join us to meet your neighbors to discuss how to make Eastport an even better place to live, work, and do business.

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