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.

Every once in awhile my office will receive a call or a letter from a citizen asking why somebody they know would be receiving assistance from our township. Often that citizen wants us to know that he or she thinks this person should not be getting our help for one reason or another. I take these inquiries seriously; after all I, too, am a taxpayer and I understand wanting confidence that my government is spending money wisely.

In the urban townships like Wayne, the main duty of the trustee is...

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In today’s competitive job market, quality internship experience can make the difference in landing a job.

The Indiana Senate Republican Caucus offers an exceptional internship program for students and recent graduates who are looking to build their resume with hands-on experience at the Statehouse.

During the 2016 session of the General Assembly, there are a variety of paid internship opportunities in the Senate’s legislative, legal, policy, communications and information technology...

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City Controller Pat Roller and I recently discussed the City of Fort Wayne’s proposed budget for 2016.

The balanced budget for 2016 continues my commitment to providing needed services to residents, neighborhoods, and businesses. The budget also reflects our position as a leader in economic development, job growth, strong neighborhoods and quality of life amenities that make Fort Wayne a destination place for families and businesses.

I continue to be encouraged by the positive momentum and...

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Are you one of those folks who have already started thinking about your holiday gift giving? I always shake my head when the stores start advertising Santa Claus even before the Halloween costumes are off their shelves. But here at Wayne Township we have to start thinking now, even before the leaves have changed, about our annual Holiday Celebration. In fact, we just last week sent out letters to our supporters alerting them that this year’s party will be held on Saturday, the 12th of December...

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No one expects to be impacted by natural or man-made disasters, but when these circumstances occur, it’s vitally important to be prepared. September is Preparedness Month in Indiana, providing Hoosiers an opportunity to be prepared should disaster strike.

Preparedness Month is a statewide effort to raise public awareness about the importance of disaster preparation. Many Indiana agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, American Red Cross, and local public safety departments...

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I recently joined the Fort Wayne Fire Department to announce two new initiatives designed to enhance health and public safety in the City of Fort Wayne.

Public Safety Director Rusty York, Fire Chief Eric Lahey, and I visited Fire Station #7 on Lindenwood Avenue to discuss how Narcan and metronomes are assisting fire fighters in providing lifesaving care.

Narcan is an opiate antagonist that helps with the survival rate of heroin overdose victims. Narcan is now available on all fire apparatus...

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