Laura Konieczny was sworn in today as the new council member for La Porte's fifth ward, according to City of La Porte Mayor Tom Dermody.
Konieczny, an Indiana University graduate and local real estate agent, has served on La Porte's Redevelopment Commission since 2016 and has served as its president since January of 2019. She is replacing Sarah Brown, who announced her resignation from the position last month. Between her experience on the commission and her knowledge of the city, Dermody said he thinks she will make a great addition to the team.
"Laura's unique experience and dedication to our city makes her a great fit for our city council," Dermody said. "As La Porte continues to grow and improve, we need individuals with fresh ideas to help us see out our vision for the future. I have no doubt that Laura will become an important member of our team, and we look forward to working with her."
Konieczny and her husband Adam reside in the fifth ward with their two children, Axl and Arya, and their dog Ace. To contact her, email LKonieczny@CityofLaPorteIN.gov.