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.

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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MAYOR TOM HENRY

Our City is building positive momentum. Only three months into 2013, great things are happening!

We recently announced that 10 local businesses will receive 2013 Commercial Façade Grants -- including a project that will certainly enhance Quimby Village!

As you may know, our Commercial Façade Grant program is making a dramatic impact on the appearance of commercial corridors in the heart of our city. This program has provided the boost our local business owners have needed to improve the...

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RICHARD A. STEVENSON

This year marks my 7th year as the leader of the Wayne Township Trustee Office. I have held significant roles in my career, but the role as Trustee exceeds them all. Regularly I make rounds to my staff to greet them and to let them know how much I appreciate their dedication to our mission of helping people in our community. Our records show that for the months of January and February my staff served more than 2,000 clients with shelter, utility, food, medication, transportation and burial...

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MAYOR TOME HENRY

It's exciting to see the community's vision of Legacy Fort Wayne beginning to take shape! Two weeks ago, I told you about a Riverfront Study we are seeking to have done, to come up with a plan to maximize our riverfront. In late February, we issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a study of youth sports opportunities in Fort Wayne. The RFP seeks proposals from qualified consultants to conduct a thorough Youth Sports Community Assessment and Market Potential Study.

The end goal is to build...

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