Area Plan Commission


The Commission consists of nine members, appointed to represent our six member units of government (St. Joseph County and the Towns of Lakeville, New Carlisle, North Liberty, Osceola, and Roseland). State law authorizes the establishment of plan commissions and the composition of their membership. Enabling Legislation IC 36-7-4-202.

Please note that the Area Plan Commission works similar to a jury in a court case. They are not permitted what is called ex-parte contact. Meaning petitioners and the public should not approach them about the cases they consider before they hear the case in the public hearing. Similarly, members of the Commission will abstain from participating in a petition if they have a conflict of interest.
Member Name
Term End DatePosition
Who Appointed Member
Adam J. DeVon
12/31/2021PresidentCounty Council, St. Joseph County
Robert M. Hawley
Vice President & ABZABoard of County Commissioners,
St. Joseph County (Citizen)
Bobby Kruszynski
Member per state law
Executive Committee MemberCounty Surveyor, St. Joseph County
James D. MoffittUntil replaced by Town CouncilMember, ABZA
Town Council, Town of New Carlisle
Ben Webb
Until replaced by Town Council
Town Council, Town of North Liberty
Kirk Youell
Until replaced by Town Council
Town Council, Town of Osceola
Elizabeth J. McCombs
Replaced upon agreement by Lakeville and RoselandMember
Council on Town Affairs,
Towns of Roseland and Lakeville
Phil Sutton
Member per state law; voting member due to residency in County
MemberCounty Agricultural Extension Educator
Dr. Jerry L. Thacker
Replaced upon agreement by school districts
School Corp. Superintendents,
Currently Penn Harris Madison School District

Plat Committee Membership

The Plat Committee consists of five members, appointed annually by the Area Plan Commission to review subdivisions.

Member Name
AgencyAlternate for Member

St. Joseph County Surveyor
John T. Law
Sky K. Medors, P.E., CFM
St. Joseph County Engineering
Hana Parkhill, P.E.
Randy James, C.B.O.
City of South Bend/SJC Building Department

Dave Cherrone, FM, EFO, CFEI
Clay Fire Territory
Ron Melser Jr., FM, MIFireE, IAAI-FIT
Mark Espich
St. Joseph County
Department of Health - Environmental Division
Brett L. Davis