Thallemer and Wilhite appointed to redevelopment commission

Mayor Jeff Grose (with back to camera) administers the oath to redevelopment commission members (L-R) Michael Klondaris, Jack Wilhite, Joe Thallemer, George Clemens and Bill Curl. News Now Warsaw photo by Dan Spalding.
By Dan Spalding
News Now Warsaw

WARSAW — Two familiar faces have been added to Warsaw’s Redevelopment Commission.

Warsaw Mayor Jeff Grose appointed former mayor Joe Thallamer and current city council president Jack Wilhite to serve on the board, which held its first meeting of the new year on Monday.

Jeff Grose

Thallemer, who retired after three terms at the end of December, agreed to replace Grose on the board.

Wilhite replaces Tom Meyer who stepped down after many years of service.

The entire five-member panel was sworn in on Monday by Grose. Others include Michael Klondaris, who is also on city council, George Clemens and Bill Curl.

Clemens, a former city council member, was chosen to serve as board president.

Grose said he asked Thallemer several months ago to replace him on the commission and that Thallemer agreed.

Grose expressed appreciation for everyone’s willingness to serve.

Thallemer said he also plans to remain in a leadership position with the US 30 Coalition, which is looking at converting the highway across much of the state into a limited-access freeway. He said he also plans to be involved with Accelerate Indiana Municipalities, the state organization that assists local municipalities — better known as AIM.