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.

One of the many missions of the Wayne Township Trustee Office is the Wayne Township Workfare Dept. Comprised of many missions within itself the Workfare Dept was originally designed as a way for applicants receiving assistance to repay the taxpayers by performing community service for non-profit organizations. Last year over 700 households participated in the Workfare program saving non-profits almost $100,000 in staffing costs. It appears by the end of this year these figures will close to...

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U.S. Rep. Mark Souder released the following statement upon learning of the passing of President Ronald Reagan.

 

"My thoughts and prayers are with the Reagan family. Especially Mrs. Reagan, who stood by the former president with such devotion during these last 10 years. While today the Gipper has been called home, he leaves behind a colossal legacy.

"The seeds of the Reagan Revolution began decades before Ronald Wilson Reagan was sworn into our nation's highest office on January 20, 1981...

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I hope that you were able to follow the recent discussions during the meeting of the combined Fort Wayne City Council and the Allen County Council. These joint meetings have been part of a major effort by City and County officials to look for ways to enhance cooperation between local government entities. The good news is that there is already a high level of cooperation between City and County government in several areas including the health department, animal control, building department...

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Dear Waynedale News Readers,

 

I'm proud to announce that the City of Fort Wayne will host activities in conjunction with Indiana Small Business Week in June. "Focus on Fort Wayne" will be a three-day event catering to the needs of persons wishing to start or grow small businesses in our community. Small Office and Home Office (SoHo) businesses are leading the nation in job growth and Fort Wayne has been recognized for kindling this entrepreneurial spirit.

On Tuesday, June 8, I will...

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Educational Summer Experience!

 

When I was elected I took a serious look at all township programs, after an extensive audit I decided the youth program's focus needed to be completely restructured. The existing program upon my arrival to the office spent over $100,000 per year of your tax dollars, focused on athletics, and provided no measurable results. Since education is one of the major components of self- sufficiency, I decided that any youth program must be based on two sound...

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With the modern conveniences of e-mail and web sites, it is important, and I would argue essential, for elected officials to keep up with the times and provide these communication opportunities to their constituents. The Indiana Legislature already provides e-mail sites for every Senator and House member. Mine happens to be This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I receive more e-mails today than letters, which...

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