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.

Mayor Tom Henry - Fort Wayne

The City of Fort Wayne's 311 Call Center is all about serving our citizens and making City government more efficient, accessible and responsive. I consider the 311 Call Center our city's hidden treasure! That's why it was so rewarding to see them get the recognition they truly deserve from an organization that monitors call centers throughout North America.

Our 311 Call Center recently earned 2nd place in a ranking of Top 100 small call centers in the United States and Canada, according to...

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Richard A. Stevenson - Wayne Township Trustee

To say that gas prices have really shot up is an understatement. High gas prices affect all of us, but put an extra burden on low-income persons. When gas prices go up, individuals with less income must spend a larger percentage of their resources on getting to work, to the grocery store and meeting their transportation needs. High gas prices leave all of us with less to spend on housing, utilities, food and other basic necessities.

Some residents save on gas by riding their bikes or walking...

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Fort Wayne City Councilmen Mitch Harper, R-4th and Russ Jehl, R-2nd expressed gratitude to Governor Mike Pence, the Allen County legislative delegation and the Indiana Legislature as a whole for providing much needed road repair for our Fort Wayne/Allen County area; Fort Wayne will receive an additional $4.2 million over the next two years.

"Earlier this year, Councilman John Crawford, Councilman Jehl and I, initiated the process of using $1 million in Legacy funds to begin neighborhood street...

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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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