Amber Goodman is still learning the day-to-day operations of her new job as Calumet village manager, but she hopes to be a quick study. Goodman has worked for a decade in higher education and health care, having received her Masters in Business Administration recently from Ohio University.
She steps into a fluid situation with several important issues coming to a resolution, including the cleanup of the Fifth Street Fire.
Another priority is repairing things between the Calumet Theatre Company and the Village Council.
Calumet lost a little over 100 residents, nearly 20 percent of its overall population, in the last census. Goodman says reversing the decline and improving the business climate are two goals she has set for early in tenure.
The village has a special council meeting tonight at 6:30. On the agenda is consideration of a new Theatre Lease Committee. Trustees want to incorporate more defined performance standards into the document.