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.

As we continue to prepare for and celebrate the holiday season, I would like to ask you all to remember the families and individuals who are at a such a severe economic disadvantage that they cannot provide for their basic necessities, much less buy gifts for their loved ones. Although this is a sad image, it is very much a reality to several of our neighbors. We at Wayne Township are doing what we can to help make this Christmas a happier holiday for our clients.

We have partnered with the...

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As you are probably aware City Council has spent the last several months evaluating the administration's health insurance package offered to city employees. Council members got involved in the insurance matter after city employees let us know they were concerned about the lack of choice in the plan being offered. After much input including the opinions of 3 business insurance experts who kindly volunteered their time an agreement was finally reached last week. The 2002 insurance package will...

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The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette ran an editorial last Sunday which had the pictures of all of our area legislators. Most were shown under the caption "For Secret Government". Four were shown under the caption "For Open Government". Once again, this newspaper gets it very wrong and in the process manages to demean the intelligence of its readership.

The reason the Journal ran the Sunday editorial was because all of the major newspapers around the State were asked to put pressure on the...

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IVY Tech State College's human services department requires their students to complete an internship at a social service organization to satisfy their graduation requirements. I'm very pleased to report Wayne Township's continued and successful practice of offering such internships. The students have benefited greatly through their hands-on education and experience, and so does the Township. Since the internships are unpaid, there is no additional cost to taxpayers. Best of all, interns...

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Updates:

New Southwest Specialist

As I reported to you earlier, City of Fort Wayne Southwest Neighborhood Specialist Deb Morrone left this position recently to become the Director of Training for the Regional Community Policing Institute at Taylor University. While, we were very sorry to see Deb go, I am pleased to announce that we have selected a new Southwest Neighborhood Specialist who should be able to hit the ground running.

Beginning November 29th, Gina Kostoff will become a key City...

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As you know, Sunday, November 11th is Veterans Day. This day is certainly all the more important this year due to the recent attack on our nation as well as the war against terrorists both at home and abroad. A special event is scheduled for November 11th and you are invited! Several veterans and veterans groups will conduct a special ceremony dedicated to all of the military personnel who died or were injured in the Pentagon attack on September 11, 2001. The ceremony is scheduled for 11am on...

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