OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
Locally known as the crossroads of America due to its easy access from Interstate 80/94, the Indiana Toll Road, I65 and Lake Michigan, Lake Station is a diverse community with a population of approximately 14,000 people. The community has a rich South Shore history with its origins started as a result of the Treaty of Tippecanoe in the mid 1800’s. At the time key groups were in a race to develop a metropolis on the South Shore of Lake Michigan and the most promising cities were Chicago, Michigan City, City West (Indiana Dunes area), Indiana City (Miller Beach area) and Liverpool (presently Lake Station). Liverpool was chosen as the County seat by having both access to the Little Calumet and Deep Rivers which at the time were both navigable and ripe with commerce.
In 1840 the citizens of Lake County petitioned the state that Liverpool was too far to the east and wanted the county seat more centrally located and moved. They chose Lake Court House later known as Crown Point. Having historical proximity to intermodal transportation and highway systems Lake Station has always been positioned for rapid growth and new ideas. In the last decade new housing, infrastructure and utilities have been updated knowing the city would be in a constant state of improvement poised with an ability to tap the city’s potential.
As Mayor I welcome you to Lake Station. Our city is ripe for opportunity, positioned for growth and in search of partners with vision for economic growth having the respect for its storied history and small town values. We look forward to leading Lake Station into its next stage of growth with everyone’s help and committed efforts.