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.

November is the beginning of the holiday season and it also marks the ceremonial start of Indiana's next legislative session. On Tuesday November 18, lawmakers convened at the Statehouse for "Organization Day," the official first day of the 2015 General Assembly.

On Organization Day, Indiana's newly elected Senators and Representatives are officially sworn into office. The day also provides legislators an opportunity to meet with fellow lawmakers and staff, bring their families to the capitol...

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I've been encouraged by the progress we're seeing with the Riverfront Development Study. The public has rallied behind this important initiative that could have a lasting impact on the City of Fort Wayne. The Riverfront Study is an example of the excitement and positive momentum that we're seeing in our community.

The City's riverfront consultant, SWA Group, recently unveiled the latest version of proposed ideas. The draft plan calls for a focus on nature, recreation and development with...

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In 2012, we hosted our first holiday skating party at the Roller Dome South. All of our workers were amazed at the turnout, and great time we had. People were lined up outside 30 minutes before the event was scheduled to begin, and this was during inclement weather. The Roller Dome was filled to capacity, and officers eventually had to turn cars away from entering the parking lot. We had free skating, free food, and free prizes. All items were paid for with donations.

We are now in the process...

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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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