St. Joseph County prosecutor Kenneth P. Cotter has begun his term as chairman of the board of directors of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council.
The IPAC board elected Cotter as its new chairman Monday at the IPAC 2018 summer conference. Cotter previously served as vice chairman.
"I am honored to serve in this capacity,” Cotter said in a statement. “I look forward to working with the council, and I believe our work will help citizens in my jurisdiction of St. Joseph County as well as citizens across the state of Indiana.”
Cotter became the St. Joseph prosecutor in 2015 after serving nearly 20 years as a deputy prosecuting attorney.
IPAC is a nonpartisan, independent state judicial branch agency that supports Indiana’s 91 prosecuting attorneys and their chief deputies. It is governed by a 10-member board of directors of elected prosecuting attorneys.