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Meet Mike Karickhoff

Indiana House of Representatives: 2010 - present

House District 30: Portions of Grant and Howard Counties


  • Natural Resources
  • Ways and Means (Budget Subcommittee Chair)


  • Statehouse: 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • In district: 2504 Greentree Lane, Kokomo, IN 46902


  • Statehouse direct line: (317) 234-9380
  • In district: (765) 860-7160


  • Recreation and Park Administration B.S. from the University of Missouri


  • Executive Director of Facilities at Ivy Tech Community College, Kokomo, Logansport, Peru and Wabash

Representative Mike Karickhoff has been an active member of his community for more than 25 years.  From 1986-2002 he was Superintendent of Parks in Kokomo, and he has served as Ivy Tech Community College's Region 5 Executive Director of facilities since he left the parks department.  Rep. Karickhoff also served seven years on the Kokomo Common Council as the Finance Chair and the President.

Rep. Karickhoff and his wife Kelly have four daughters and five grandchildren.  Kelly is also involved in the community. Rep. Karickhoff and his wife both encourage the growth and prosperity of their community and that directly translates into their professional lives.

Community Activities:

  • Kokomo Common Council 2004-2010
  • Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance 2008-2010, 2014 
  • Kokomo Howard Development Corporation (KHDC) 2004-2008
  • Kokomo Kiwanis Club 1985-present
  • Kiwanis Foundation Board 1996-present
  • Middle School Basketball Coach at Taylor and Northwestern School Corporations 2000-2010
  • Kokomo Y’s Men’s Club 1986-2000
  • American Red Cross Board of Directors 1992-1998
  • United Way of Howard County 1985-1996

Professional Memberships:

  • Indiana Association of Cities and Towns 2004-2010
  • Indiana Association of Physical Plant Administrators 2005-present
  • Indiana Parks and Recreation Association 1985-2002
  • National Recreation and Park Association. 1977-2002

Legislative Recognitions:

  • Indiana Association of Cities and Towns’ 2013 Legislator of the Year
  • Indiana Parks and Recreation Association’s 2014 Legislator of the Year
  • Indiana Conservation Alliance’s 2014 Legislator of the Year


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