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.

Applications for the City’s 2016 Commercial Façade Grant program are now available. I introduced the program eight years ago to provide local businesses the opportunity to apply for matching grants to improve the exteriors of their buildings.

The program makes funds available to businesses in the core of the City in areas designated as Economic Development Target Areas, or EDTAs. Business corridors along Wells, State, Calhoun and Taylor streets, as well as Broadway, are all located in EDTAs...

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Another Veterans Day is just around the corner, and while our soldiers, both past and present, are never far from my mind, at this time of year I especially think about all that it means to serve our country in the military. Here at the Wayne Township Trustee office there are several people on staff who have served, and many of the folks we work with each day have a military background. We all have some connection with folks who have served, whether in our family or in our circle of friends. So...

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Terry Anderson

TERRY ANDERSON - City Council at-Large Candidate

Rev. Dr. Terry Anderson, a candidate for City Council at Large, is a native of Fort Wayne, growing up in southeast and near northeast neighborhoods of the city.

Anderson says, “Growing up in Fort Wayne, I learned the values of caring and compassion, justice and equality, fairness of opportunity, fiscal responsibility, appreciation for diversity, and respect for the dignity of all people. It is these values I live by and will continue to work...

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Mike Avila

MIKE AVILA - City Council at-Large Candidate

I spent the first few years of my childhood in Waynedale, where I attended St. Therese School through the second grade. I have great memories of those early days, having fun as a family, spending time with friends and enjoying the neighborhood community. After graduating from Bishop Luers High School and attending some college, I began my career in the construction industry. I acquired the skills needed to achieve the level of brickmason, and I then...

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John Crawford

JOHN CRAWFORD, MD - City Council at-Large Candidate

“Riverfront development funding should proceed quickly”
Hundreds of citizens turned out on a snowy February night to hear the results of the Riverfront Development Study that was commissioned to explore riverfront development in Fort Wayne. Since the presentation of the master plan, enthusiasm remains high. The Legacy Task Force identified this as the top priority for Legacy fund investment.

I believe this is a perfect project for public...

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Angie Davis

ANGIE DAVIS - Candidate for City Clerk

Often time’s people ask, “What is the role of the City Clerk?”

The City Clerk performs many duties within the City, but her primary responsibility is to oversee the process and procedures of our Common Council; on behalf of the citizens who’ve elected her.

During the past thirty years, Deputy-Clerk, Angie Davis has worked in the Clerk’s Office.

Ensuring the integrity, reliability, and transparency of this important office. Each week Angie has helped...

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