TERRY ANDERSON – City Council at-Large Candidate
Rev. Dr. Terry Anderson, a candidate for City Council at Large, is a native of Fort Wayne, growing up in southeast and near northeast neighborhoods of the city.
Anderson says, “Growing up in Fort Wayne, I learned the values of caring and compassion, justice and equality, fairness of opportunity, fiscal responsibility, appreciation for diversity, and respect for the dignity of all people. It is these values I live by and will continue to work for when representing our community. Fort Wayne is a great place, but it can be even better. With your support, I will work to make that happen.”
I am a faith leader, serving as Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Associate Director of the Associated Churches, convener and coordinator of Prayers for the City, founding member of the Mayor’s Commission for Interfaith Understanding.
I am an experienced nonprofit administrator, serving as Executive Director of Just Neighbors Interfaith Homeless Network and the Samaritan Counseling Center.
I am a community advocate, working with neighborhood associations, local churches, the Urban League, the Mayor’s Roundtable on Public Safety and the Regional Planning Council on Homelessness.
In 2008, I received the Gandhi King Ikeda Community Award from the Martin Luther King International Center for “your lifelong commitment to justice, dialogue, compassion, community-building.”
I am someone who believes we can have a vibrant downtown and a positive quality of life in each of our distinct neighborhoods; someone who believes that the Fort Wayne City Council can and should be more accessible to all citizens of our city; someone who believes that City Council needs to be a strong and proactive advocate for public safety, community justice, equal opportunity, economic stability, a worker’s right to a voice and a living wage, and a forum for the issues and challenges which continue to confront our city. I believe we reveal the character of our community by the way we respond to our most vulnerable citizens.
I believe by working together, we can make the city we love an even better place for all. Let’s do it!
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