The seven member Blackford County Council oversees and administers the county budget. The council approves the annual budget, establishes the salaries for county officials and employees and authorizes spending to certain departments for specific purposes. County Council members serve a four year term. There are no term limits for County Council members.

The County Council meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. on the 1st floor hallway of the courthouse. They have two additional meetings in August for budgets and one additional meeting in December for year end business.

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Blackford County 
110 West Washington Street 
Hartford City, IN 47348 


County Council Member
Kyle Lechien

County Council Member
Ryan Goodspeed

County Council Member
Patrick Cale

Auditor/Secretary to Council
Sharon Hartley

County Council President
Dan Borgenheimer

County Council Vice-President
Karen Mealy

County Council Member
Fred Tobey

County Council Member
Jack Beckley


  • Emergency Management Advisory Council 

  • Health Board 

  • Blackford County Solid Waste Management 

  • Community Corrections Advisory Board 

  • Blackford County Zoning Area Board of Appeals 

  • County Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals 

  • Blackford County Economic Development