Mayor Lamb elected as AIM officer
On Aug. 30, Accelerate Indiana Municipalities announced that Sullivan Mayor Clint Lamb was elected as the first vice president of the association.
Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer was elected as the association’s president and Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers will serve as second vice president. All three officials take office on Jan. 1.
Lamb, who was elected as Sullivan’s mayor in 2011, first become introduced to AIM when he attended some mayoral classes. At the time, AIM was called the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns.
Lamb considers it a benefit to network with other mayors and is a big advocate of local decision making.
Throughout the next year, Lamb and the other officers will be working with legislators in the state’s capital to craft local legislation that benefits and improves cities and towns.
“What I love about AIM is you don’t know who is a democrat or who’s a republican,” Lamb said.
Aim represents over 460 municipalities.
“With Mayor Thallemer, Lamb and Myers at the helm, AIM will benefit from strong leaders who are committed to their communities and Indiana’s cities and towns as a whole,” Aim CEO Matt Greller said in a press release. “Our membership’s decision to elect Mayor Thallemer to lead AIM will have a lasting impact on our efforts to build a brighter future for Indiana through supporting our cities and towns and cultivating strong partnerships with state leaders and community-minded stakeholders.”
Lamb said it is “quite an honor” to be elected by his peers and to serve as an officer.
As the first vice president, Lamb is set to be the association’s president in 2021.