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.

As you know, Veterans' Day was Thursday, November 11. I was very impressed by the respect shown our vets by local print media as well as Fort Wayne's TV stations. There were special TV programs and newspaper supplements and other local events such as the Veterans' Stand-down event at the Wayne Township Trustee's office on October 29. All of these events demonstrated the respect that we all have for our veterans as well as those on active military duty.

There's a strange disconnect between...

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I want to share with you some exciting activities that are making Fort Wayne a great place to work, live and raise a family.

We recently dedicated the City's new Three Rivers Trail Marker. The marker provides a downtown location for citizens to park their vehicles and get out to walk or ride bikes on the rivergreenway. The area is located along Spy Run Avenue in front of the City's Water Filtration Plant across from the Old Fort. The trail marker project was completed by city employees from...

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On October 25th of this year, the Wayne Township Trustee Office (WTTO) hosted the 5th annual Community Partnership Summit at the League for the Blind and Disabled. There were over twenty service organizations represented and several members of the clergy were also invited to attend. The summit meeting was designed as a roundtable discussion for all of the service providers during the winter heating season. So often one agency offered a program and the other agencies weren't aware of the...

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Now that the elections are finally over, we can turn to other, less intensive discussions, such as the Longs' summer vacation in New England. I'd previously provided a long-winded essay on the first half of that trip, describing the drive out to Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. I left off at the end of our visit to Boston, a city we enjoyed much more than we thought we would. A return trip some day is definitely in the cards.

From Boston, we traveled north to Salem, about an...

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I recently had the opportunity to tour the newly expanded Grand Wayne Center. The expansion, which was jointly funded by city, county, and private dollars, is progressing well. Meeting space will increase from 25,000 to 50,000 square feet which will help bring larger conventions to our city with considerable economic benefit. Some organizations too large to be accommodated by the old facility are already booking the Grand Wayne Center for the coming months. This project will be a major...

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