Waynedale Political Commentaries


I know the last few weeks have been challenging with recent heavy rain and flooding concerns. Thank you for being our partners as we work together to combat high water and challenges associated with flooding.

Our City employees are committed to doing everything they can to help and make improvements in your neighborhoods. As I toured areas during the recent heavy rains, I came away encouraged by the hard work and dedication that I saw from all of you, your neighbors, and my staff.

In the last 10 years, we’ve moved forward with many flood control improvement projects throughout the community. These projects have included storm pipes, earthen berms, flood walls, the creation of more green space to handle flood water and the purchase of more than 100 homes that were prone to flooding and were located in low-lying areas. These projects have taken place in neighborhoods such as: Park/Thompson, Woodhurst, Winchester Road, the Junk Ditch area, Eastbrook/Westbrook and Fernwood/Dalevue.

As we work to protect our City from flooding, our public safety team works each day to protect all of us. As a result, we’re receiving national recognition.

The Fort Wayne Police Department’s School Resource Officer program was recently selected to be the recipient of the 2015 National Association of School Resource Officers’ Model Agency award.

The department’s program was nominated by Fort Wayne Community Schools in a nationwide competition where numerous nominations were submitted.

We’re proud of our officers who are assigned to this program. They face many challenges on a daily basis, but their total commitment to the students, parents, and schools is tremendous.

Two of the six Fort Wayne school resource officers will attend the upcoming 25th Annual School Safety Conference to receive the much-deserved award.

Tom Henry - Fort Wayne Mayor

A lifelong Fort Wayne resident, Mayor Thomas C. Henry is committed to public and community service. He was elected to his first term as Fort Wayne's Mayor November 6, 2007. Mayor Henry authors the "Message from the Mayor" column. > Read Full Biography > More Articles Written By This Writer