Mayor James Mueller has appointed Pam Meyer to lead his administration’s neighborhood strategy, overseeing both development in neighborhoods as well as the City’s Department of Code Enforcement.
Meyer currently serves as the director of neighborhood development in the Department of Community Investment. Her promotion adding oversight of code enforcement to her duties at DCI will take effect on June 29. In her new role, she will work with the administration and Common Council to coordinate both investment and enforcement efforts and formalize this new neighborhoods alignment.
“Pam is a model public servant who has devoted her career to serving South Bend residents and creating a more vibrant community,” said Mayor James Mueller. “It’s been a priority of mine to reorganize City departments to align neighborhood incentives and enforcement and improve our neighborhoods. I can think of no one better suited to make this happen than Pam.”
Meyer has worked for the City of South Bend for 37 years. During that time, she has held increasingly responsible positions, all with an emphasis on the revitalization of neighborhoods. Pam has provided leadership and was instrumental in the formation of:
-The City’s first Planning and Neighborhood Development Division
-City Plan, South Bend’s first comprehensive plan in 20 years
-One of the first six Enterprise Zone programs in Indiana
-Led the City’s homelessness efforts.
Representing the City of South Bend, Pam has held numerous board and officer positions with the State of Indiana Enterprise Zone Board, Association of Indiana Enterprise Zones, Rebuilding Together, Neighborhood Resources Connection, Minority and Women Business Development Council, Neighborhood Housing Services, and United Way of St. Joseph County. She received the 2015 Drum Major Award Community Service Award and 2019 Neighborhood Resources Connection Public Servant of the Year Award.
“I appreciate Mayor Mueller’s confidence and look forward to assisting in the implementation of connecting DCI funding opportunities and programmatic efforts with that of the Code team to bring a more comprehensive level of service to neighborhoods,” said Pam Meyer.