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.

This is such an exciting time for the City of Fort Wayne! Just a few days ago, I helped unveil a new blueprint for downtown Fort Wayne. More than a year in the making, the plan outlines steps the city, county, residents and businesses will take to make the central City "everybody's downtown."

The Downtown Initiative incorporates some wonderful ideas from our citizens. You have asked for a vibrant central city, day and night. In the next five years, the Downtown Initiative will be the...

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Part of my mission as trustee is to continually develop and implement plans that will improve services to the citizens of Wayne Township. One project that has been in development for several months is our Disaster Recovery Plan. We here at Wayne Township want to make sure that we will be fully functional and ready for business as quickly as possible in the event of a disaster. Planning for disasters can be time consuming because there are many scenarios to consider. They range from the...

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If you ever wondered if your vote counted, wonder no more. Just look at what has happened in our state and our nation the past two years. Beginning with the Florida presidential vote, and moving right on through to the current recounts we are seeing in Allen County and elsewhere in the State, it is clear that we are in an era of close elections where every vote counts.

The Indiana House of Representatives has been under the control of the Democratic party for several years now, but in each...

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By the time you read this column, the county/state/national elections will be over. That will probably be a relief to many who have become tiered of the endless stream of political advertisements during the last few weeks. The good or bad news is that 2002 is the first year of a three-year election cycle that includes the city elections next year and another round of country/state/national elections in 2004. It's not uncommon to hear many complaints about our election process and there's no...

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In a year when so much attention has been placed on honoring our local heroes in public service positions, we might inadvertently overlook another group of citizens who have served our community and nation valiantly for generations: our veterans. Thousands of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine and Coast Guard veterans reside in our neighborhoods and we don't seem to thank them often enough.

While many veterans of World War II and the Korean War are now retired, they make up the backbone of our...

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November 1st was a fantastic day here at the Wayne Township Trustee office! It was our third time in a row we hosted the annual Veterans Stand Down and Healthy Cities Health Fair. It was certainly our best year ever, as about 600 people came through the doors to receive a variety of free services - which included dental and vision exams; bone density tests; blood pressure checks; tests for HIV, syphilis, Hepatitis B, and TB; blood sugar & cholesterol checks, sickle cell tests; depression...

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