Waynedale Political Commentaries


It was great to be in Waynedale recently at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Poka-Bache Connector. We’re fortunate to have a growing and thriving trails system that’s having a positive impact on Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana.

I recently launched a new website for Fort Wayne neighborhoods that I’d encourage residents to utilize. The site, available at www.FortWayneNeighborhoods.org, is also available by visiting www.CityofFortWayne.org and clicking on the top Neighborhoods menu item. The website offers quick and streamlined access to information about neighborhood meetings, contacts and City resources.

We’ve also added social media sites to help you communicate with us easier. The Fort Wayne Neighborhoods Facebook page is available at www.facebook.com/FWNeighborhoods/ or by searching Fort Wayne Neighborhoods. The Twitter handle is @FWNeighborhoods.

Residents may sign up for a monthly neighborhoods e-newsletter by visiting the Stay in Touch section of the Fort Wayne Neighborhoods website. The newsletter will provide information about all City services, particularly those that directly affect neighborhoods.

I’m encouraged by the progress and excitement we’re seeing in neighborhoods throughout all of Fort Wayne. Neighborhoods are the backbone of Fort Wayne and it’s vital for us to invest in our neighborhoods and highlight the importance of providing resources and opportunities for all residents to be involved in making our community a better place to live, work and play.

I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that the Indiana Michigan Power Center in downtown Fort Wayne will again be the location for this year’s Fourth of July fireworks show on Wednesday, July 4. We’re looking forward to another spectacular fireworks display as we come together to provide activities for residents and visitors to enjoy. The TinCaps will be hosting a baseball game that evening beginning at 6:05 p.m. Individuals with tickets to that evening’s game will be able to enjoy the fireworks from their seats at the ballpark. The fireworks show is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. If the TinCaps game is not completed by 10 p.m., the fireworks will begin immediately following the conclusion of the game.

The City of Fort Wayne is appreciative that Old National Bank and the TinCaps have been proud partners with the community for the fourth year now as financial sponsors and welcomes Parkview Health as a new sponsor. We’d also like to thank NAI Hanning & Bean and Indiana Michigan Power for partnering with the City on the use of the Indiana Michigan Power Center building. The City would also like to recognize Three Rivers Festival officials for allowing a fireworks display in downtown so close to the Three Rivers Festival fireworks show in mid-July.

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