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.

Tom Henry

TOM HENRY - Candidate for Fort Wayne Mayor

With rejuvenated neighborhoods, a revitalized downtown, and a renewed sense of optimism, Fort Wayne is on the rise. It’s up to you to continue the momentum on November 3.

I’m proud of all we’ve accomplished together so far. We made record investments in our neighborhoods while making Fort Wayne an award-winning destination that’s talked about all across the nation. We managed our finances responsibly, delivered high-quality services to our citizens...

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While state and local governments have many obligations to their citizens, one of the most important ones is improving and maintaining roads.

Indiana, often labeled the “Crossroads of America,” is one of many states across the nation grappling with the significant complexities of road funding.

Over the past decade, the emergence of fuel-efficient vehicles and reduced fuel consumption has dwindled tax revenue set aside for the maintenance and upkeep of roads. A gridlocked Congress in...

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I recently joined Parks & Recreation Director Al Moll to provide an update on the 2015 capital improvement projects in our parks and facilities operated by the Parks & Recreation Department.

Over 30 projects were started and completed in 2015 and more than 15 projects are still in progress, with all expected to be finished by the summer of 2016. In total, the City of Fort Wayne has invested nearly $2 million in Parks & Recreation Department improvements this year.

I’m encouraged...

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When I first took office as Wayne Township Trustee I made a personal commitment to learn all I could about my new job. I read all the Indiana statutes regarding township government. I met with other trustees across the state. I conferred with staff members who had years of experience working here. And most importantly, I began talking every day with the clients who were coming to our office for assistance. Having grown up in a low-income family with eleven children, I thought I knew all there...

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For many young Hoosiers, the path to a productive and successful future will involve a college degree. Likewise, Indiana’s future depends on the hard work and robust education of our students.

To assist families in planning ahead for college, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education has launched its annual campaign, College GO!

From children just starting school, to teenagers looking toward their next step after high school graduation, or adults planning to return to school, there are...

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I recently joined residents and City leaders to recap progress that’s been made on infrastructure projects throughout the City.

We’re seeing record-breaking investments in neighborhoods, with nearly $45 million in the past two years. The City’s investment in streets and sidewalks this year is more than $21 million.

Neighborhood improvements completed this year include:

*Nearly 75 miles of asphalt, concrete and chip and seal repairs to City streets

*Nearly 1,400 ADA ramps constructed

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