In this session, we explored how Indiana communities are removing blighted and dilapidated properties to improve the quality of their housing stock.
Special presenters: Clint Lamb (Mayor of City of Sullivan) and Ryan Conrad (City of Goshen, Rental Inspection Program).
About Clint Lamb, Mayor of Sullivan, IN
Clint Lamb was born and raised in Sullivan, Indiana. He was elected mayor of the West Central Indiana city in 2011, began serving in 2012, and was re-elected in 2015. Clint will began his third term as mayor in January 2020. Prior to his tenure as mayor, Clint was appointed to the Sullivan City Council in 2005 and was elected to the council in 2007, eventually serving as president. He also served two years on the Sullivan City Park Board.
He was appointed in 2018 by Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch to the Indiana Main Street Council, which advises and assists the Indiana Main Street program while encouraging economic development, redevelopment and improvement to downtown cities and towns throughout the state. In 2019, Clint was elected Vice President for Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (AIM) where his term began in January 2020. As Vice President, Clint works congruently with AIM’s mission to advance the state by empowering Indiana’s cities and towns.
Clint is a former president of the Indiana Conference of Mayors and a former member on the
Board of Directors of the Hamilton Center, a regional behavioral health system serving central and West Central Indiana. He is a member of the Sullivan County Solid Waste Board, is on the Advisory Board for the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility, and is a member of the Heart of Sullivan, a volunteer civic organization that works to make the city of Sullivan an enjoyable destination and home for everyone.
Clint is a member of the 1st United Methodist Church and several local lodges. He is the father of five children – Kennedee, Dossan, Nevaeh, Joslynn and Hadley. Clint is the distance coach for the Sullivan High School Boys Track Team where his spirit for family and community is rooted.
About Ryan Conrad
Ryan Conrad is the Rental Housing Code Compliance Officer for the City of Goshen. He previously resided in Fort Myers, FL where he worked for both Lee County and the City of Fort Myers. While living in Florida, Conrad worked in code enforcement for ten years, doing both commercial and residential inspections. He also earned his Florida Association of Code Enforcement certification while in Fort Myers.
Interested in learning more? Check out the complete Indiana Uplands Housing Webinar Series.
Have questions or want to talk about housing in our region? Contact Lisa Abbott, ROI Vice President of Economic and Community Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.