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.

A recent survey by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce found that nearly 40 percent of Indiana employers left jobs open because they were unable to find qualified candidates.
As our state economy advances, we must have a workforce to match. Too many Hoosiers remain unemployed or underemployed because they are not equipped with the skills necessary to fill well-paying, in-demand jobs.

The effort to improve job training begins in our elementary schools and extends to programs aimed at re-training...

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I want to thank all of our residents who responded enthusiastically to the City's recent Riverfront Fort Wayne survey.

Nearly 2,600 people took our survey about what they'd like to see along the downtown riverfront. People are clearly excited about the momentum they see in our community and are looking forward to the continued growth and vibrancy that enhancing our riverfront will encourage.

The Uses and Activities Survey was primarily filled out online with some hard copies completed at...

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I'd like to express well wishes to a friend of mine, Mary Morris. Mary recently retired from the Fort Wayne Housing Authority. I met Mary in 1972 when we both worked for the City of Fort Wayne in the Minimum Housing Department. We learned so much about helping others under the leadership of great people like Ed Elkins and William G. Williams. We worked on relocation projects such as the East Central Towers, the West Central Project, the downtown Civic Center and the downtown Senior Citizens'...

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When Indiana's part-time legislature is not in session, lawmakers serve on interim study committees that meet to review key issues facing our state. These committees lay the groundwork for future legislation and are a critical component of Indiana's lawmaking process.

The Legislative Council, a bipartisan group of senators and representatives, establishes study committee priorities each year. As vice-chair of the council, my goal is to make sure our state's most pressing challenges are given...

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Our commitment to investing in neighborhoods is being demonstrated by the flood control project in the Dalevue-Fernwood neighborhood along the Fairfield Ditch.

We're building an earthen berm, to hold back flood water, and constructing an already planned larger diameter, 48-inch stormwater pipe and inlets. The project will protect the area up to a 100-year flood event.

Significant progress has been made since our April groundbreaking ceremony. Approximately 90% of the new storm sewer has been...

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It's almost the Fourth of July, the day when we celebrate our independence as a nation and the many liberties we enjoy as individuals. Still, we have to keep working to earn some freedoms — such as financial freedom. But by making the right moves, you may eventually enjoy your own Financial Independence Day.

Here are a few such moves to consider:
•Set free your vision. Your first step in moving toward financial independence is to establish a vision of what this freedom might look like. Ask...

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