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.

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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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and with an average of 4,100 Hoosiers facing a breast cancer diagnosis every year, this disease is something that must be faced head on.

In many cases, women are not prompted to go to the doctor or seek medical assistance until they experience troublesome symptoms. But often times, once symptoms are present they indicate a progressive issue that could have been detected sooner with early screening methods.

According to most cancer organizations, all...

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As we continue our efforts to build on the positive momentum we're experiencing in the City of Fort Wayne, we're in the process of presenting our 2015 City budget for approval.

The balanced budget for 2015 demonstrates our commitment to providing needed services to residents and businesses and positioning the City for future investments to be a leader in economic development, job growth, great neighborhoods, and an excellent quality of life.

The property tax supported budget, also known as...

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I have always prided myself in being open and accessible to our clients and the residents of Wayne Township. Almost every morning, I greet all of the persons in our lobby with a handshake and smile of encouragement. Many times, as I make my way around the lobby, clients tell me their stories of hardship.

Listening to them makes me more aware of the problems so many of our clients have to deal with on a daily basis. They speak of lost jobs, illnesses, the lack of health insurance, not enough...

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