Raymond "Ray" Poparad

Town Council
Title: Councilman
Phone: 219.510.4411 (cell)
Ray Poparad

Mr. Poparad is the current Town Council President, having been elected to the position in November 2015 and sworn into office in January 2016. In his Council role, he also serves as the GM/Street Department liaison. Previously, he served two consecutive terms on the Town Council from 1984 to 1987 and again from 1988 to 1991. Additionally, Mr. Poparad devoted 27 years to the Burns Harbor Fire Department, more than nine of those years as the Fire Chief.

A Chesterton High School graduate, he is retired from Operating Engineers Local 150 after 40 years of service. Mr. Poparad, a lifelong resident, calls Burns Harbor home with his wife of 38 years, Linda Poparad.

He believes his duty to residents is simple and direct. "I hope to keep taxes low and still provide the best services available at the cheapest costs to residents," he said. Mr. Poparad invites his neighbors to call him via his cell or home at 219-787-0525.


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