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 meeting in August for budgets and one in December for year end business.

Contact Us


Blackford County 
110 West Washington Street 
Hartford City, IN 47348 
765-348-1620

Personnel


County Council Member
Keith Shrader
cricket517@hotmail.com

County Council Member
Ryan Goodspeed
rgoodspeed@blackfordcounty.com

County Council Member
Karen Mealy
karenmealy@yahoo.com

Auditor/Secretary to Council
Sharon Hartley
shartley@blackfordcounty.com

County Council President
Tom Armstrong
tvarmstrong@aol.com

County Council Vice-President
Dan Borgenheimer
deborgenheimer1@mmm.com

County Council Member
Fred Tobey
tobey1107@att.net

County Council Member
Jack Beckley
jd.beckley@gmail.com

Divisions


  • 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