PATTI HAYS (D) – 4th District Candidate

I am Patti Hays and I am a candidate for Fort Wayne City Council in the 4th District in the Democratic primary on May 7.

Fort Wayne has been my home for 28 years. I am a mom of three, a nurse, a business executive and a community volunteer.

For 20 years I was responsible for business development, operations and strategic planning for a $1B network. I have run my own small company and am now CEO of AWS Foundation here in Waynedale, a $100M foundation.

Regardless of the job, I have always worked to make a difference. I have made lifesaving and life-changing decisions that impacted the lives of many.

I have been an active member of the Executive Committee of the Allen County Board of Health. The health of the citizens of Fort Wayne is a critical issue. We need a healthy workforce today and for a brighter future. Opiates, other illegal drugs and their consequences are a threat to our families, our workforce and our visions. Our first responders of police, firefighters and healthcare workers are challenged every day with its impact on our community.

It is time for us to work together with all the precincts of the 4th district. It is time for more infrastructure improvement in Waynedale. There have been lots of good changes, but we can do better. We need a long-term plan for city growth and economic expansion with investments in the 4th district, as well as downtown. With my years in strategic planning and business development I know how to work with others, not against them. We can work to find solutions, not objections.

There is much that is great about Fort Wayne, but we can do more. We can 
do more for all neighborhoods in the 4th. For many of us, our homes 
will be the biggest investment we will make, so we need to protect and 
grow that investment. Our homes and neighborhoods are where we retreat 
to be with family and friends, that safe place we go, where we make 
memories and our family history. It is true quality of life for us. It 
is the strength of the neighborhoods that makes a strong city.

Vote for Patti Hays on May 7. We can work together to promote all that is good, protect the health and safety of our city, and produce results for a better future for Fort Wayne.


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