of Community Investment James Mueller has announced that he will take a leave
of absence from the City administration to explore a candidacy for office,
“This is a
critical moment in the City, and I need to give my full attention to this
process.” said Mueller. “I’m grateful for our talented team, and know they will
continue making progress on all our initiatives across the city during my
Mueller has played a key leadership role in this administration, and I respect
his decision to put the City first by temporarily stepping away from his
position,” said Mayor Pete Buttigieg. “I have full confidence that the
Community Investment team will continue delivering inclusive economic
development and empowerment for South Bend residents.”
Mueller’s absence, the Mayor’s Office will provide policy guidance for the
Department of Community Investment.
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