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.

November signals the start of Indiana's next legislative session. On November 19, lawmakers will convene at the Statehouse for "Organization Day" to kick off the 2014 General Assembly.

Though largely ceremonial, Organization Day provides legislators an opportunity to meet with fellow lawmakers and staff, bring their families to the capitol, and begin preparatory work for session such as filing bills. It's an important time to get together before the holiday season is in full swing.

Come...

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Great news to report on the initiative to develop our riverfront! City Council recently approved a contract between the City of Fort Wayne and SWA Group for a Riverfront Development Study. This study will provide the first comprehensive look at Fort Wayne's riverfront development possibilities, including what strategies can be employed to enhance our economy and quality of life.
I recently announced the names of citizens and staff who will guide the study. Ray Kusisto, Ortho NorthEast (ONE) and...

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On December 2012, The Wayne Township Trustee Office worked with the community to have a fantastic Holiday Celebration. More than 1000 people came out to join in the fun. I am so proud and happy to say that we will have a Holiday Celebration this year also. No taxpayer dollars were used for last year's event, and none will be used for this year's event.

Consider this your invitation to attend the special event: Wayne Township Trustee Richard A Stevenson, Sr. invites you to join the Wayne...

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The news headlines say it all: our federal government is struggling. Gridlock and debt plague Washington D.C., and in the wake of the recent shutdown, many Americans are losing trust in those behind the economic steering wheel.

Despite these troubles, Indiana remains the fiscal envy of the nation. In fact, a recent study revealed that Indiana was among the states least likely to be affected by the federal government shutdown. That sets us apart as a strong, independent financial leader in...

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Our City continues to develop creative, meaningful, and environmentally-friendly practices that save money and resources and benefit citizens and businesses. Recently, we were pleased to have our efforts recognized by the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT). IACT designated Fort Wayne as a Green Community last month at its annual conference in Indianapolis.

To be recognized as an IACT Green Community, Fort Wayne had to meet a minimum score on a 49-question survey in the areas of...

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Our Employment area is under the supervision of Director LeRoy Page. He works with other Wayne Township Trustee Office staff and outside business personnel to assist clients in attaining employment. Getting a job is not just about putting in applications. In our weekly employment training classes we help with resumes, interviewing skills, job leads, health issues, hygiene and many other things. We have motivational speakers to inspire. On October 23, 2013, Vernard Hollins visited with us and...

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