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 I write this column Allen County has just been declared a flood disaster area. That will offer some additional financial help to residents of Waynedale and the entire south side of Fort Wayne who were hit hard by the recent flooding. It was bad enough that torrential rainstorms dumped millions of gallons of water on Fort Wayne. Complicating the situation was the fact that Adams County was also a flood disaster area. Storm water headed up the swollen St. Mary's River and the overloaded...

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I would first like to offer my deepest appreciation and thanks to everyone who volunteered their time, resources and energy to help the City respond to the recent flooding in Fort Wayne. Thousands of volunteers worked to save homes and businesses in our City and, thankfully, we had no deaths or serious injuries due to the flooding.

Due to the unique nature of this rainfall, the St. Marys River was affected in ways we have never before seen. I have visited much of the Waynedale area, which...

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As most everyone in Indiana knows, our state has an extremely popular, not to mention effective, telephone privacy system, also known at the Do Not Call law. As the author of this legislation, I am very proud of the way it has virtually eliminated unwanted, intrusive phone calls from the telemarketing industry. At last count, more than half of the state's residential phone numbers were registered with the attorney general's office, totalling more than 1.3 million numbers.

Until now...

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You've probably heard quite a bit about the need for better cooperation between city and county government. There's no question that I as 4th District City Councilman and all city and county officials need to always be developing new areas where we can work together. This year the City Council and County Council have been meeting periodically and trying to make progress in cooperation. The meetings have opened up some important areas of discussion. Progress has been slower than expected but...

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The City of Fort Wayne recently completed its first FaithWorks Leadership Academy. 51 participants from 30 organizations went through the training, in which they learned how to manage their finances, work collaboratively with other faith-based and community-based organizations and leverage their resources to receive and administer grants and other private and public funds. The FaithWorks Leadership Academy was made possible with a $90,000 state grant and a partnership between the City and the...

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"More great service to come for veterans in need"

 

Earlier this month Wayne Township was proud to have two U.S. Veteran staff members Robert "Shorty" Geiger and Jason Hile, along with myself, attend the Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs Veteran Service Officer Training. This training instructed participants on proper use of those portions of the Indiana code that pertain to veterans and benefits for veterans and their dependents and survivors. It also included a summary of most federal...

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