Waynedale Politial Commentaries

What are your Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana politicians working on for you? Local, regional and state wide politics can be found here written by your elected officials.

One of our greatest callings as Americans is to support those who have fought to protect our country's freedom. Veterans Day, on November 11, provides the opportunity to honor these brave men and women who have sacrificed so much to serve their fellow Americans.

However, it is difficult to sum up our deep appreciation for American patriots and heroes on just this one day, because their sacrifice and dedication should be acknowledged every day of the year.

In Indiana, the commitment to serving...

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In October, the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department achieved reaccreditation by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies.

Our Parks and Recreation Department is one of only 135 in the country to currently hold national accreditation, and one of only 41 that have been accredited for 10 years or more. Fort Wayne is also the largest organization accredited in Indiana, with Bloomington, South Bend and Carmel achieving the distinction as well.

The continued...

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It is that time of year again when you can see the seasons turning right before your eyes, and you feel the days becoming colder. Winter will be here soon. Winter weather brings winter bills, and that is the unfortunate focus of many families around the holidays. If you are struggling financially this year, the Wayne Township Trustee Office wants to inform you of a program here in Fort Wayne called Energy Assistance.

This year's Energy Assistance Program began on November 3rd. The program...

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Children thrive when they are in safe, caring environments. One of my top priorities as a lawmaker is to protect Indiana's children and help ensure that they are given every opportunity to succeed.

Since the creation of Indiana's Department of Child Services (DCS) in 2005, Indiana has taken great strides to better protect children from abuse and mistreatment. State lawmakers have worked closely with DCS to expand the number of call centers for Indiana's child abuse hotline (1-800-800-5556) and...

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The Water Environment Federation, an organization of 36,000 members from around the world, selected Fort Wayne City Utilities for its 2014 Public Education Award in the category of organizations, groups and events. The award recognizes efforts to educate residents about water, sewer and environmental issues.

City Utilities was recognized for its public outreach materials on a variety of topics, such as rain gardens, composting, monthly utility bill stuffers, as well as outreach efforts at...

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When I was growing up, my family taught me the importance of hard work, as well as the importance of getting an education. I learned from my family a strong work ethic which I still follow today. In my position as Wayne Township Trustee, I make every effort to impress upon our clients those same principles.

Some members of our staff recently attended an Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) meeting which recognized some of the hard working EOC students. I am very thankful for the partnership my...

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