Lieutenant governor tours downtown Sullivan with mayor
Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and other state officials met with Sullivan Mayor Clint Lamb on Monday to discuss a variety of issues related to economic development in Sullivan while touring the downtown where Lamb highlighted future projects.
“It was a pleasure talking with Mayor Lamb and touring projects successfully completed through the state of Indiana and local partnerships,” Crouch said in a press release. “Mayor Lamb and city officials have done an excellent job of looking toward the future development of Sullivan.
“Sullivan serves as a model of how local officials in areas with economic challenges can use state resources to leverage private investment to benefit our citizens,” she added.
Through the Office of Community and Rural Affairs, currently overseen by Crouch, the City of Sullivan received a grant in 2013 for the demolition of the old Central Elementary School and to begin the construction of the Sullivan Civic Center and Sullivan Central Plaza; a $1 million stormwater grant that is currently under construction; and a downtown walking trail that will connect the city square, Sullivan City Park, Sullivan Central Plaza, Sullivan County Public Library, Sullivan County Park and Lake and several city schools.
“I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to see a partnership and to see leadership that is taking advantage of opportunities at the state level to transform their communities,” Crouch added. “I’m looking forward to when I’m coming back for the ribbon cutting to really see the benefits of (the projects) and seeing how the people in the community react and seeing Sullivan become a quality place.”