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.

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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On December 11, 1816, Indiana became the 19th state to join the Union. Each year on that date, various activities celebrating Indiana's birthday take place around the state.

One of my personal favorites is the Statehood Day celebration held at the Statehouse in downtown Indianapolis. I would like to invite all fourth-grade classrooms in the Fort Wayne area to attend Statehood Day this year, and commemorate the uniqueness of what it means to be a Hoosier.

As part of Statehood Day, fun and...

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Our City continues to garner recognition for the great things happening in our community. This time, we're being recognized at the international level.

The City of Fort Wayne's Commercial Façade Grant Program has earned the Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council -- the world's largest non-profit organization serving economic developers.

Our Façade Grant Program is transforming the commercial corridors in the heart of our community...

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Most of us are aware that we should: eat the right foods, exercise regularly; get plenty of sleep, not smoke or use tobacco, not drink alcohol excessively, not "do" drugs; brush and floss your teeth. Even though we are aware of these things, we often don't do what is best for our bodies. Some people don't seek medical help when they are feeling ill. Some use all of their medicine, and then wait days or months before refilling it. Some make a conscious decision to discontinue medication, without...

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