• Town of Chesterton



    About Us

    The town of Chesterton is located in Westchester Township, Porter County, Indiana and is about 50 miles southeast of Chicago, close to the southern shore of Lake Michigan and the sand hills known as the Indiana Dunes.

    Chesterton, Indiana was established in 1852, yet was not referred to as Chesterton until 1869. According to the 2010 census, the community has grown to 13,068 residents that have a median age of 37.8 years. The town's close proximity to Chicago and transportation infrastructure has significantly contributed to the town's development. The close-knit community has attracted tourists with its small town charm, unique annual festivals, proximity to Lake Michigan, the Indiana Dunes, and more.


    Rep/Contact Info

    Dave Cincoski
    Police chief
    Sharon Darnell
    Town Council Representative
    Emerson Delaney
    Town Council Representative
    Bernard Doyle
    Town Manager
    John Jarka
    Fire Chief
    Lloyd Kittredge
    Town Council Representative
    Bruce Mathias
    Park Superintendent
    Mark O'Dell
    Town Engineer
    John Schnadenberg
    Street Commissioner
    Hilary Thomas-Peterson
    Park Administrator
    James Ton
    Town Council Representative
    Nick Walding
    Town Council Rep
    Nate Williams
    Deputy Fire Chief
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