Eastside Community Center selects director with experience in nonprofit management, community-service roles

Eastside Community Center is looking at a future of growth and collaboration with new leadership.

And with many years of experience leading nonprofit organizations, Sue Lamborn said she’s the right person to grow the center’s influence in the community.

“I just have a great deal of passion for the county and working with people,” Lamborn said.

Before becoming the Eastside Community Center executive director — a role she assumed in late July — Lamborn worked to address issues of homelessness and self-sufficiency in the state and Bartholomew County. She served as the marketing director and director of independent living for Hu-man Services, Inc., as Step Ahead coordinator for Bartholomew County, as board chairwoman for Continuum of Care Region 11 and a member of the Mayor’s Advisory Council for Safe, Available and Affordable Housing.

“Sue has great connections in the community, she’s very familiar with Columbus and the community, which is great,” said

About Eastside Community Center

Eastside Community Center works to provide financial empowerment to low-income families throughout Columbus and Bartholomew County. Staff members are trained to help residents manage  budgets, build credit and create long-term financial plans. In addition to financial help, the center also offers medical screenings, a yearly Thanksgiving dinner, a quilting class and the master gardener’s class, among others. For more information about services, visit the center at 421 McClure Road, or call 812-376-7840.

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Olivia Covington is a reporter for The Republic. She can be reached at ocovington@therepublic.com or 812-379-5712.