John Seibert has been named as the City of Valparaiso’s representative to the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission, announced Mayor Jon Costas.

Seibert was nominated by Mayor Costas and approved by the Valparaiso City Council to sit on the commission, which brings ethics awareness and training to communities throughout Porter and Lake counties.

“John Seibert has demonstrated a commitment to ethics and the highest community standards. We are grateful to have him serve in this advisory role,” said Mayor Costas. Seibert served the City of Valparaiso for more than 34 years, retiring as Parks Director in 2023. Under his leadership, the Valpo Parks team was consistently recognized locally, regionally and nationally for innovation and quality, including being named Outstanding Agency in 2022 by the Indiana Park & Recreation Association (IPRA). Seibert is a former president of IPRA, recipient of the organization’s Outstanding Professional Award and its Distinguished Life Member Award, as well as other awards and recognitions.

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