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.

Recently I had the opportunity to join hundreds of others at a wonderful celebration—the dedication of the new St. Therese Catholic Church Sanctuary. The history of St. Therese Church is amazing especially considering the fact that the first church structure many decades ago was a post-World War II military building! During the last few years I've come to understand the importance of St. Therese to Fort Wayne's Catholic community as well as to the community in general. Congratulations to...

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The Fort Wayne community has always been a place where people from diverse backgrounds have come together in celebration of customs and heritages that unite, rather than divide us. More than 200 years ago, this land was the home of Miami, Potowatomi, and other Native Americans, English and French Settlers and African-American Freemen.

Now, as we settle into a new century and millennium, our community boasts more than 20 different cultural and ethnic groups that now call the City of Fort Wayne...

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The Wayne Township Trustee's office is keenly aware of the recent surge in technology. Computer enhanced imaging, mobile government and systems integration creates a whole new world of possibilities. Our Computer System's Department has been taking advantage of the technological advances that have become available, and has succeeded in having very little computer system down time. Keeping our systems up to date and working properly enhances our ability to serve our clients and the community...

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"There is no place like home." I've heard that rally cry loud and clear as I've listened to citizens tell me what is important to them. It's understandable that most seniors and disabled on Medicaid would rather stay at home than be in institutional care. What may come as a surprise is that the cost of staying at home is quite often less expensive for the state to administer.

In the most important health care initiative since the establishment of the CHOICE program 20 years ago, the...

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Recently City Council voted to create an "economic development area" (EDA) in the Waynedale area. This designation includes much of Bluffton Road north of Lower Huntington Road as well as other areas including the old Maloley's property at the intersection of Lower Huntington Road and Old Trail. This step should be an additional boost for current and future businesses in the EDA and opens the door for tax abatements and other benefits for current businesses interested in expanding as well as...

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As you all know, West Nile virus was a problem in our community and around the nation last year. This year I want to make sure that Fort Wayne is prepared to handle to mosquito problem and is taking proactive steps aimed at preventing an outbreak. I appointed a B.E.S.T. (Building Excellent Service through Teams) Team during the winter to take an in-depth look at the West Nile virus issue.

Based on recommendations from the B.E.S.T. team, Fort Wayne and Allen County are ready to combat the...

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