City of Portage, Indiana

We are a community of hard working people with a commitment to keeping our city safe, clean, and prosperous.


Office of the Mayor

A Message From the Mayor

Welcome to our great City of Portage, Indiana. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and see all that we have to offer. Our City has experienced significant progress in a short amount of time and continues to move forward in a positive way. Our location at the southern tip of Lake Michigan brings added value to our citizens and visitors alike. We are a city that nearly 37,000 residents call home. Portage is a family friendly city that is both affordable and enjoyable to live, work, play and stay.

Our city has many service organizations, a strong faith and business community and most importantly citizens who care deeply about their neighbors, friends and family. We are a community of hard working people with a commitment to keeping our city safe, clean, and prosperous. Our opportunities are endless and there is no stopping us now. Portage is on the move and I am proud to call Portage my home! 


James Snyder - Mayor of Portage 

James Snyder

Mayor Snyder's Speeches

2016 Swearing-In Speech - December 31, 2015 (Text or Video) 

Mayor Snyder's Remarks on Economic Development - January 8, 2015

2016 State of the City Address - February 18, 2016

Mayor Snyder delivers speech in Indy on common construction wage 

Guest Commentary

Wheel tax a tough call, but the right one

No wonder Indiana Governors have White House Potential

New districts shouldn't target council incumbents

We can all be grateful for progress in Portage

Veterans Court is unbelievable experience

In the News

Portage Mayor helps Gary with snow plowing

Snyder wants to set up Portage for success in 2nd term

Portage Mayor Pledges Continued Advances in the City

Mayor Snyder Forms Veterans Committee

Portage Hires Economic Development Director

Portage Breaks Ground on Performance Venue


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City Hall
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6070 Central Ave
Portage, IN 46368
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  • Phone: (219) 762-5425
  • Fax: (219) 762-1484
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm

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