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.

Wayne Township Karen Walker

A Tribute to Karen Walker
I didn't pick up my pen and paper with an intention to write about the dedication and hard work afforded the Wayne Township Trustee Office, by our Staff Attorney Karen Walker.

After six years of service, Karen decided to retire from the Wayne Township Trustee Office to enjoy a well deserved sabbatical from government business. Her retirement party was attended by well-wishers last month. There were wonderful remarks and tributes given to Karen at that time from the...

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Mayor Tom Henry

I firmly believe that strengthening our economy is crucial to the success of our city. That's why I was pleased to join with my fellow public and private sector leaders to announce the formation of a new economic development organization – Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

Greater Fort Wayne Inc. presents a unified vision for a new era of collaboration and positive momentum that will make Greater Fort Wayne the best that it can be.
The recent announcement was the culmination of efforts, begun last year...

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SENATOR LONG

There is no greater public priority than protecting our young people. This April, as we mark National Child Abuse Prevention Month, I'm reminded of my duty as a state lawmaker to make sure Indiana's child protection services are working in the best way possible to defend our most vulnerable citizens.

Since the initial creation of Indiana's Department of Child Services (DCS) in 2005, Indiana has taken great strides to better protect children from abuse. Of course, there is always more that can...

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Richard A. Stevenson, Sr.

April is celebrated as Fair Housing Month in honor of the enactment of the Fair Housing Act. On April 11, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which was meant as a follow-up to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The 1968 act expanded on previous acts and prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, sex, (and as amended) disability and family status. Title VIII of the Act is also known as the...

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MAYOR TOM HENRY

Spring is finally here. And with it comes the kick-off of festival season, a host of outdoor activities and exciting opportunities to improve our community!

Recently, officials at our Parks & Recreation Department announced a new program that is designed to help replenish our neighborhoods with healthy trees -- the City of Fort Wayne Citizen-Match Ash Tree Removal Program.

While more than 8,500 dead ash trees have been removed from the right of way residential areas, there are still 5,000...

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SENATOR LONG

For 50 years now, Ivy Tech Community College has filled an absolutely vital role in our state. The institution provides high-skill jobs training to Hoosiers in a setting that many students find more cost-effective and attainable than a traditional, four-year college degree program.

When Ivy Tech first opened its doors in Indiana, it offered one-degree program and served about 3,000 students. Today, it offers more than 125 areas of academic study, has campuses in 100 locations across the state...

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