Today Governor Eric J. Holcomb, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority Executive Director Jacob Sipe welcomed U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly, U.S. Senator Todd Young, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland, state officials and lawmakers, East Chicago officials, residents and community leaders to the former Carrie Gosch Elementary School on the USS Lead superfund site.
Gov. Holcomb offered the following statement regarding the day’s visit:
“It speaks volumes that Dr. Carson made northwest Indiana one of his first stops as HUD Secretary to listen to the perspectives of East Chicago residents. We have so many assets in the Region – location, infrastructure, ports and more – but the absolute most important assets are our people, our neighborhoods and our communities. We will remain laser-focused on working together at the local, state and federal levels to ensure we continue down the right path.”