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The Michigan City Commission on the Social Status of African-American Males is proud to announce the Third annual "The Reverend Bill J. Ashley Memorial Education Scholarship". This scholarship will be awarded to African-American males who are preparing to enter an accredited post-secondary institution. Interested candidates may apply to:

MCCSSAAM – Scholarship
            City Hall – Human Rights Department
100 East Michigan Boulevard
Michigan City, IN 46360

All required application documents must be submitted by Friday, May 31, 2019 at 3:30pm.

The award will be a one-time $1,000 scholarship. Applications and guidelines may be picked up at the counselorís office at Michigan City High School, Marquette High School, or online by clicking the links below

Scolarship Information (PDF)
Application (PDF)

Thirteen members, with (6) Mayoral appointments appointed to two-year terms and (7) City Council appointments appointed to one-year terms.

Salary: $50/month

Meetings: 12:00PM - Second Wednesday of the month in Mayors Conference Room.

Mr. Marty Corley
term expires: 01-01-2020
Mayor Appointment

Mrs. Joan Ganschow
term expires: 01-01-2020
Mayor Appointment

Mr. Lester Norvell
term expires: 03-01-2021
Mayor Appointment

Mr. Arthur Payne
term expires: 01-01-2020
Mayor Appointment

Ms. Nila Williams
term expires: 02-15-2021
Mayor Appointment

Mr. Walter Cox
term expires: 02-13-2021
Mayor Appointment

Ms. Albertine Allen
term expires: 02-15-2020
Community Advocates of Northern Indiana

Pastor Edward Damon Carnes, Sr.
term expires: 02-15-2020
Ministerial Assoc.

Mrs. Felicia Kelly
term expires: 02-15-2020
H.O.P.E. (Community)

Mr. Willie Milsap
term expires: 02-15-2020
Swanson Center

Ms. LaTonya Troutman
term expires: 02-15-2020

Pastor Dennis Carroll
term expires: 02-15-2020
Human Rights Department

Ms. Tracie Tillman
term expires: 02-15-2020
Common Council Appointment

Mr. Gene Simmons
Council Liaison


The mission of the Michigan City Commission on the Social Status of African American Males is to identify and recommend public remedies to increase, broaden and improve the economic, educational, social and professional status of the African American male locally, statewide, and nationally.