Town of Chesterton



About Us

The town of Chesterton is located in Westchester Township, Porter County, Indiana and is about 50 miles southeast of Chicago, close to the southern shore of Lake Michigan and the sand hills known as the Indiana Dunes.

Chesterton, Indiana was established in 1852, yet was not referred to as Chesterton until 1869. According to the 2010 census, the community has grown to 13,068 residents that have a median age of 37.8 years. The town's close proximity to Chicago and transportation infrastructure has significantly contributed to the town's development. The close-knit community has attracted tourists with its small town charm, unique annual festivals, proximity to Lake Michigan, the Indiana Dunes, and more.


Rep/Contact Info

Dave Cincoski
Police chief
Sharon Darnell
Town Council Representative
Emerson Delaney
Town Council Representative
Bernard Doyle
Town Manager
John Jarka
Fire Chief
Lloyd Kittredge
Town Council Representative
Bruce Mathias
Park Superintendent
Mark O'Dell
Town Engineer
John Schnadenberg
Street Commissioner
Hilary Thomas-Peterson
Park Administrator
James Ton
Town Council Representative
Nick Walding
Town Council Rep
Nate Williams
Deputy Fire Chief