Port Authority Commission

The Port Authority Commission consists of up to seven members, appointed to four-year terms by the Mayor, with advice and consent of the City Council. A salary of $350 is paid to the President of the Commission and a salary of $300 monthly is paid to all other members for sitting on this board.

Meetings: 5:00 PM on the first and third Monday of each month at the Port Authority office. Board meetings are televised for the viewing of the public.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Port Authority Commission is vested with all the powers, duties, and jurisdiction conferred by state law; and is responsible for the safety and wellbeing of the boating community in the City of Michigan City.

Current Members

Bruce Manner
term expires: 05-15-2021

Amanda Beutner
term expires: 03-31-2024

John Haynes
term expires: 04-12-2022

Dan Messina
term expires: 03-14-2021

Socrates Gray
term expires: 04-01-2024


Chad Childers
term expires: 03-18-2024

Samuel Ferguson
term expires: 04-14-2024

Paul Przybylinski
Council Liaison

Joseph J. Zaknoen
Commission Attorney