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.

I recently joined neighborhood and business leaders to announce that the City of Fort Wayne is contracting with Indigo Centers to attract more retail to south Fort Wayne. Indigo Centers is a Birmingham, Michigan, retail real estate firm specializing in advisory and consulting, leasing, brokerage, investment sales, property management and retail recruitment.

A recent analysis of commercial opportunities in south Fort Wayne found demand for as many as 120 new retail shops and restaurants in the...

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Voice Trustee Christmas

While our weather so far has been unseasonably mild, the days continue to grow shorter as we approach the start of winter. It puts me in mind that the holidays we celebrate at this time of year, with all of their warmth, candles and colorful lights, are probably meant to comfort people in the face of this cold, dark season. It’s no wonder that we celebrate the holidays this way; all of these hours of darkness can feel pretty cold and lonely. In the depths of winter we turn to each other, family...

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It’s hard to think of a profession that has a greater impact on our future than teaching. Indiana has a long tradition of excellent classroom instruction, and our part of the state is no exception.

Earlier this year, Jean Russell, who teaches at Haverhill Elementary School within Southwest Allen County Schools, was named the Indiana Teacher of the Year. I commend Jean for her hard work and tremendous passion for teaching. With her 25 years of teaching experience and numerous prior awards and...

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On Saturday, December 12, the Wayne Township Trustee Office will be holding its Fourth Annual Holiday Celebration from Noon to 4pm. We are having it this time at the newly remodeled McMillen Center at 3901 Abbott Street. In years past we enjoyed the party in Waynedale at the Roller Dome South, but as they have closed this past year we are now looking forward to our big bash at McMillen.

This year’s celebration at the McMillen Center will feature fun activities like bounce houses, mascots from...

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City of Fort Wayne leaders and organizers and sponsors of this past spring’s Dragon Boat Races/Riverpalooza event recently presented a check for $10,000 to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.

We’re honored to be able to assist Cancer Services in their efforts to make a meaningful difference for individuals and families in our community. Fort Wayne is fortunate to have organizations like Cancer Services who work each day to improve the quality of life for those experiencing...

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Because of Indiana’s commitment to fiscal responsibility and strong budget reserves, Hoosier employers will be relieved of a burdensome tax on hiring next year.

During the height of the Great Recession, most states across the nation relied on millions of dollars in federal loans to pay unemployment benefits to citizens who had lost their jobs­­. Indiana was no exception.

Facing a flood of unemployment claims, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) needed $2.2 billion in...

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