County Council

In order to reach an elected County Council Member, please contact the Auditor's office in the Warren County Courthouse. or 765-762-3275

Neil Ellis - District 1

Townships- Jordan, Kent, Mound, Prairie, & Steuben

Matthew Commons - District 2

Townships- Liberty, & Pike

Brian Jordan - District 3

Townships- Washington

John Comer - District 4

Adams, Medina, Pine, & Warren

Ethan Foxworthy - At Large

Sharon Hutchison - At Large

Derek Puterbaugh - At Large


County Council Duties Include: 
The council has the ultimate decision-making power regarding fiscal affairs.  The
council has authority to view or review fiscal matters, determine proper policy, and set priorities for the allocation and expenditure of county funds.  The General Assembly determines the powers of the county council in this area.  Typically these powers include:
•Approving and fixing annual operating budgets of all county government offices
and agencies. {IC 36-2-5-7}
•Establishing salaries, wages, per diems, and other compensation for all county
officials and employees. {IC 36-2-5-3}
•Fixing tax rates and establishing levies on all county property for the purpose of
raising funds to meet budget requirements in conducting county business [IC 36-2-5-11}, as well as authorizing the borrowing of money in
the form of bonds and notes. {IC 36-2-6-18}
•Appropriating public funds, i.e., authorizing the expenditure of county
money by particular officials or departments for specific purposes. {IC
36-2-5-11 and IC 36-2-5-12}
•Authorizing certain purchases or sales of county owned land. {IC 36-1-11-3}
•Performing non-binding review of civil units’ budgets within the county and
comparing growth rates of civil units with non-farm income growth. Review
becomes binding on non-elected units when those units exceed statewide
growth average. {6-1.1-17-20.5}  Under IC 36-2-3-6, the county council may
employ legal and administrative personnel necessary to perform its duties.  (Generally see IC 36-2-3, for duties of the county council.)