Welcome to
Gary Common Council
WILLIAM G. GODWIN, ESQ. | Council President

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The Law Making Power in Government

“In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.”

Mission Statement

– To maintain a check and balance of city government
– To provide legislation that will result in improving the quality of life for Gary citizens
– To constantly review existing legislation and make changes
– To serve as a source of public information and assist in resolving citizen concerns and complaints
– To appropriate annual operating funds and monitor financial