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 would like to invite young Hoosiers in the Fort Wayne community to visit the Statehouse and serve as a Senate page during the 2014 legislative session.

The Senate Page Program is a special opportunity to witness the legislative process firsthand, get to know state legislators and listen to debate on important issues.

The 118th session of the Indiana General Assembly begins January 6, and pages are welcome Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 14.

Middle and high school students who...

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I was pleased to recently join Police Chief Rusty York in announcing that the Fort Wayne Police Department has received a $1.25 million Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant to hire 10 additional police officers to serve the community. The academy class for the 10 grant-funded officers is tentatively scheduled to begin in January 2015.

This is great news for our City and our neighborhoods! Investing in public safety is critical in our efforts of being a City that values quality of...

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Each year during this time, I reflect upon the many blessings I have received. I am so grateful that I am able to meet my financial needs, and that I can enjoy good times with others. When I think about the wonderful times I've had with family and friends, the memories bring me tremendous joy. However, it saddens my heart when I think about my loved ones who have passed on. As a result, I put forth special effort to enjoy time spent with others. Knowing that I can teach and learn when...

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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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