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.

My family took our annual summer vacation last week. I've written previously that my wife and I are very determined to show our two sons the United States. We've split up the country into approximately eight trips, and now have about five out of the way. Those trips included a fantastic trip to the southwestern states, including Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico; a great trip to the Pacific Northwest last year; a trip to Gettysburg, Cooperstown, and New York City two years ago; as well as...

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One of the things that makes a community strong and vibrant is the availability of a wide range of housing opportunities. In order to improve the quality of our current housing stock and to make homeownership more accessible to citizens, the City of Fort Wayne is partnering with private sector and not-for-profit agencies to develop a Comprehensive Housing Strategy.

Reversing the cycle of disinvestment and decay requires that we create attractive opportunities to leverage private investment...

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We here at Wayne Township just finished up a couple of major events, namely a sign-up day for pharmaceutical savings cards and the awards banquet for our 3rd annual Computer Explorers camp. We enjoyed a small breather, but the momentum continues for us. On Saturday, August 10th, we participated in the Black Expo parade and had a great time. And on Sunday, August 11, we assisted the Minority Health Coalition of Allen County with their 4th annual Children's Health Fair.

The Twenty-first...

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I've been a strong supporter of the concept of "community-oriented government" since long before I was elected to City Council in 1995. This approach has gone a long way during the last few years toward stimulating citizen activism and making sure that local government listens to and responds to that activism. Sometimes not everyone agrees on which direction our city should move; occasionally the funds are not available to complete a project for which there is significant support. Regardless...

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Fort Wayne Mayor Graham Richard announced the promotion of Stacey Stumpf to Public Information Office Director.

 

"I'm pleased with the work that Stacey has done for our community," Mayor Richard said. "The PIO Department has recently gone through numerous changes and Stacey has really gone above and beyond the call of duty to make sure the public was being served effectively."

Stumpf, who graduated from Manchester College with a bachelor's degree in English and Political Science, has served...

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A few weeks ago, an elderly woman called and told us how much her Pfizer Share card has helped her. One of her medications cost over $150 per month, and now that same prescription only costs her $15. She excitedly told us she was going to clean her carpets and take herself out to dinner, something she had not been able to do in a very long time. Stories such as these let us know that what we do here at Wayne Township really makes a difference in people's lives. They make us feel connected...

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