Ethics Commission

Meetings are held as needed at City Hall:
166 Lincolnway
Valparaiso, IN 46383



Contact Phone/Email Address

Term Expiration Date

Dawn Bartusch 219.464.6142 December 31, 2017
Jon Schmaltz 219.769.1313 N/A - Attorney
Analisa Warring, Chamber of Commerce 219.241.9279 (cell) December 31, 2017
Jennifer Marinangeli 219.983.2804 December 31, 2021
Robert Walsh 219.465.8682 December 31, 2018
Erich Hoepf, Pratt Industries
Largest Business
December 31, 2019
Bill Oeding, City of Valparaiso
Ethics Officer


The mission of the City of Valparaiso Ethics Commission is to uphold the highest standards of integrity in city government.


We envision Valparaiso as a community that is respected for fostering ethics in government.


. Culture of honesty
. Worthy of public trust
. Service to others
. Shared commitment to integrity
. Respect for public service
. Fairness for all


. Develop and enact an on-going ethics education program
. Act as a resource to provide advisory opinions and interpret rules and regulations
. Respond to complaints, investigate, and make recommendations
. Review periodically the Ethics Ordinance and policies

Responsibilities & Resources

Mayor Matt Murphy works with members of the Ethics Commission to create a plan to promote ethics in the city and its administration. The City Council passed an ordinance defining the scope of ethics and its application throughout city government. The information below includes the ordinance as well as process descriptions: