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.

This month the Wayne Township Trustee Office is attending two events with our information booth; one is the annual Juneteenth celebration at Weisser Park and the other the second annual Father’s Day and Family Fair Celebration at McMillen Park Community Center.

You may be asking right now, “What is Juneteenth?” That would be understandable as it is a celebration that many people may not have heard about. In fact, Juneteenth commemorates the day that Texans, particularly African-American...

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I recently appointed long-time Allen County educator Dr. Steve Yager to serve on the Indiana State Board of Education (SBOE), which plays a critical role in the state's K-12 education system. Yager's dedication to academic excellence will greatly benefit the Board and I am eager to see the impact his expertise will have on Hoosier students and schools.

Yager served as the Superintendent of Northwest Allen County Schools for nearly two decades before taking the job as Superintendent of...

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It was an honor to see a lot of you at the Waynedale Memorial Day Parade. The event was a great way to recognize and remember the true sacrifices of our military personnel. Thank you for taking time out of your day to pay your respects to our heroes.

I'm pleased to announce the City of Fort Wayne's Blue Star Banner program is continuing in 2015.

The Blue Star Banner initiative started in May 2014 and recognizes City of Fort Wayne residents and City government employees who are actively...

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While many important issues were discussed during the 2015 legislative session, the state's biennial budget was a primary focus the past four months. The enacted budget, House Enrolled Act 1001, is balanced and concentrated on funding Indiana's most important needs, creating a strong foundation for our economic future.

The new two-year budget ensures that our state's ongoing revenues exceed ongoing expenditures, and it protects taxpayers by ending the biennium with $1.85 billion in...

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Parks & Recreation Director Al Moll and I recently announced that the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate the 110th anniversary of the Park System with a free, community party in Headwaters Park East on Tuesday, July 28 from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Our world-class park system makes us unique and it's one of the reasons why the quality of life in Fort Wayne continues to impress everyone. I'm looking forward to celebrating the 110th anniversary with numerous events that our...

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This year Memorial Day comes as early in the month as it can, on Monday, May the 25th. The United States has been observing that holiday on the last Monday of May since 1971 when the "Uniform Monday Holiday Act" made several national holidays land on Mondays to give workers a three-day weekend. Before that Memorial Day came on May 30th.

I learned from the Veteran's Administration website that Memorial Day or Decoration Day, an official day to remember those who died while in the service...

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