Broadband Task Force
Meetings are held the first Friday every other month from 9-10am.
Co-Chair: Sheila Matias LPC Commission Member
Co-Chair: Tony Rodriguez LPC OCED Director
Michael Bohacek – Indiana, State Senator, District 8
Jim Pressell – Indiana State Representative, District 20
Pat Boy – Indiana State Representative, District 9
Randy Novak – President, La Porte County Council
Al Walus – Senior Project Manager, Christopher B. Burke Engineering, LLC
Scott Sears – President & CEO, KVREMC
Justin Kiel – CEO & Owner Westville Indicator
Tom Fath – Westville Liason
Mary Jane Thomas – Founder, Thomas & Associates
Richard Pate – CEO, Pate & Associates
Mary Foell – Purdue Extension
Mitch Bishop – Planner, La Porte County
Mike Ordziejewski – GIS Director, La Porte County
Fonda Owens – Director, La Porte County Public Library
Kevin McGuire – CFO and CITO, Michigan City Area Schools
Bailey McGrath – Community Development Specialist, La Porte County OCED
Andy Matanic – Director of Information Technology, Michigan City Area Schools
Don Parker – Director, Wanatah Public Library
Darlene Hale – Director of Information Technology, La Porte County
Mark Scarborough – Member, La Porte County Farm Bureau
Roscoe Hoffman – Network Administrator, La Porte County
Mike Schultz – Assessor, La Porte County
Mike Dempsey – Director of Operations, Access LPC Television
Nelson Pichardo – Attorney, Friedman & Associates
Who We Are
The La Porte County Broadband Task Force is a hand selected, Blue Ribbon Panel of executives, representing key stakeholder groups from all of La Porte County’s primary anchor institutions, healthcare, education, government, and private industry. Special attention has been paid to assure the task force’s objective point of view in solving our connectivity challenges remains unbiased given the rapidly changing and technological evolutions for deploying data communications infrastructure.
Broadband Workshop Hosted by the La Porte County Broadband Task Force on October 7th, 2022.
Equitable deployment and utilization of adequate broadband infrastructure to improve the quality of life and competitiveness of every resident, business, and organization in La Porte County.
Ensure La Porte County plans for, transitions to, and prospers in the digital age through a transformation into a human-centered digitally-inclusive technology-ready ecosystem.