INDIANAPOLIS – On Wednesday, State Senator Eddie Melton (D-Merrillville) was appointed as a member of the Distressed Unit Appeals Board (DUAB) in an official letter from Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson).
Through Senate Enrolled Act 567, co-authored by Sen. Melton, three additional advisory, non-voting positions were added to the DUAB. One appointed by the President Pro Temp, one by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the final by the Senate Minority Leader.
“Sen. Melton was the best person for this appointment,” Sen. Lanane said. “Through all of the hard work he has done to assist the financial crisis of the Gary Community School Corporation, his knowledge will be essential to the board’s purpose of providing relief for distressed political subdivisions and school corporations across Indiana.”
Sen. Melton will serve a one-year term on the DUAB which became effective immediately upon acceptance of the letter.
“I appreciate this opportunity and am looking forward to playing a role on the Distressed Unit Appeals Board,” Sen. Melton said. “I hope that through this appointment I am able to assist communities and schools that experience financial hardships get on a sustainable fiscal track.”
Sen. Melton represents Indiana Senate District 3 which encompasses portions of Lake County. District 3 communities include Gary, Lake Station, New Chicago, Hobart, Ainsworth, Merrillville and Crown Point. For more information on Sen. Melton, his legislative agenda or other State Senate business call 1-800 382-9467 or visit www.IN.gov/s3.
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