IMPROVING FACADES, CITY-WIDE – Message From The Mayor

Greater Fort Wayne Crime Stoppers, a community program geared toward public involvement in the fight against crime, recently celebrated their 35th anniversary.

During their 35 years of service, Crime Stoppers has facilitated the arrest of more than 11,400 criminals using anonymous tips. The non-profit organization offers cash rewards up to $1,000 fo

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NEW DOMESTIC ABUSE RESOURCES – Message From The Mayor

In a continued effort to empower and address the needs of crime victims impacted by violence and abuse, my Commission on Domestic Violence, Rape and Sexual Assault has launched a new website: www.endtheviolencefortwayne.org.

The website includes a “Get Help Now” button with information about what to do if the victim is in immediate danger, and a “Q

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FWPD RECEIVES GRANT – Message From The Mayor

As part of continuing efforts to make City government as responsive as possible, the 311 Call Center will now be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays with two members of our 311 team taking calls from the public. These additional hours will help provide residents with more opportunities to get in touch with the City. The Call Center can be reached by calling 311 …
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2019 CITY BUDGET PROPOSAL – Message From The Mayor

I announced recently that the City of Fort Wayne’s proposed budget for 2019 will continue the City Administration’s commitment to investing in public safety, neighborhood infrastructure and parks. 

The balanced budget places an emphasis on providing essential services to residents, neighborhoods and businesses. The budget also positions For

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HOW TO REGISTER YOUR PETS – Message From The Mayor

Crews have installed three additional banners as part of my Blue Star Banner program. The banners were for service members Sergeant Ricardo Bonano, U.S. Marine Corps; Sergeant Ravyn D. Ramos, U.S. Army; and Specialist 38th SB Amanda Story, U.S. Army.
The Blue Star Banner initiative started in May 2014 and recognizes City of Fort Wayne residents and City …
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ADDITIONS TO THE CITY – Message From The Mayor

We have nineteen new firefighters serving the City of Fort Wayne and this 90th recruit class was one of the most diverse in the department’s history. Public safety is a top priority and we have an outstanding fire department committed to keeping our residents and businesses as safe as possible. We’re fortunate to be in a position to add new firefighters t…
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PUFFERBELLY TRAIL CONNECTION – Message From The Mayor

The growth of our trails network continues to position Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana as leaders in providing quality of life amenities for residents, businesses, and guests. Recently, I joined business owners, community leaders, elected officials and members of the Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) to cut the ribbon and offic…
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MAMAJO, TUNNEL BORING MACHINE – Message From The Mayor

Fort Wayne City Utilities has received national recognition as a Utility of the Future in the category of Energy Generation & Recovery, for its successful power generation efforts at the Water Pollution Control Plant. City Utilities is one of only 32 utilities selected as a Utility of the Future Today. The Utility of the Future Today recognition celeb…
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FORT WAYNE YOUTH ENGAGEMENT COUNCIL – Message From The Mayor

Do you know an outstanding young person who will be in 10th – 12th grade this year and would like to be more engaged with the Fort Wayne community and local government? I’m seeking applicants for my Youth Engagement Council for the 2018-19 school year. The Council’s vision is to be a service learning group comprised of youth members. The members provide …
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COMMUNITY UPDATE – Message From The Mayor

The 63rd basic recruit class of the Fort Wayne Police Department has graduated and they’ve become fully commissioned officers. The class is made up of 18 males and 3 females. These men and women have demonstrated a commitment to providing excellent public safety services for our City. Additional personnel for the FWPD demonstrates our desire to be the …
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A TENPOINT COALITION CITY – Message From The Mayor

Recently, I announced plans for Fort Wayne to become a TenPoint Coalition city. This is the next step in our Fort Wayne UNITED efforts to influence the lives of young people, families and neighborhoods by implementing proactive strategies to reduce violence and emphasize the importance of education, employment and community partnerships.

The City will

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CONNECTING NEIGHBORHOODS – Message From The Mayor

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, avai

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FORT WAYNE CONTINUES FORWARD MOMENTUM – Message From The Mayor

We’re continuing to experience positive momentum and growth in the City of Fort Wayne. A recent example is the Fort Wayne New Markets Revitalization Fund, LLC (FWNMRF) plans to invest in six projects located throughout northeast Indiana.

The six projects, and their estimated allocation amounts, include:

Byron Health Center, $12.5 million. Byron Hea

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CLYDE THEATRE A TREMENDOUS ASSET TO OUR COMMUNITY – Message From The Mayor

The City of Fort Wayne has a new director of the Community Development Division. I recently announced the promotion of Cindy Joyner.

Cindy has 16 years of experience in local government. Since 2008, she’s served as a deputy director in the Community Development Division overseeing the Neighborhood Code Compliance Department. Under Cindy’s directi

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REVITALIZING OUR NEIGHBORHOODS – Message From The Mayor

The City of Fort Wayne’s Commercial Façade Grant program continues to excel. I recently announced that 10 local organizations will receive 2018 Commercial Façade Grants to improve their properties. This year’s recipients are located in all quadrants of the city and are on well-traveled corridors.

The local businesses whose properties are recei

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VISIONS FOR FORMER GE SITE – Message From The Mayor

I recently provided an update on the City of Fort Wayne’s position on the Electric Works project.

I want all of you to know that my administration continues to support the redevelopment plans for the former General Electric (GE) property and want to see it succeed.

For the past several months, a working group at my direction and comprised of representative

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SAFE AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECTS AWARDED – Message From The Mayor

I recently congratulated four teams of developers and social service agencies that were awarded Rental Housing Tax Credits (RHTCs) for their projects located in Fort Wayne.

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) recently announced 17 applicants statewide that will receive just over $14.4 million in the tax credits. Four of th

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DIRECTOR SELECTED FOR FW PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT – Message From The Mayor

I want to offer my congratulations to Steve McDaniel as he’s been appointed as the new director of the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department effective April 2.

Steve is a 26-year veteran of the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department. He’s served as deputy director of asset management since 2007. Steve currently oversees the administrati

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4 TEAMS AWARDED RENTAL HOUSING TAX CREDITS FOR PROJECTS – Message From The Mayor

I recently congratulated four teams of developers and social service agencies that were awarded Rental Housing Tax Credits (RHTCs) for their projects located in Fort Wayne.

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) recently announced 17 applicants statewide that will receive just over $14.4 million in the tax credits. Four of th

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‘THE LANDING’ BLOCK IS HOME TO MANY FIRSTS – Message From The Mayor

The growth and momentum in our community continues as the City of Fort Wayne New Markets Revitalization Fund, LLC (FWNMRF) will receive $55 million in New Markets Tax Credits allocation authority.

Of the 230 Community Development Entities (CDEs) that applied for New Markets funding from the U.S. Treasury Department, only 73, or 32 percent, won an allocat

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NEXT STEPS TO IMPROVE THE CITY – Message From The Mayor

I want to take this opportunity to update you on some exciting initiatives taking place in the City of Fort Wayne.

We’re now in position to move forward with the next steps for the North River property. The City now owns the property, which is comprised of 29 acres bounded by Clinton, Fourth and Harrison streets. The property serves as an important gateway in

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PUBLIC SAFETY RECAP OF 2017 – Message From The Mayor

I recently joined Police Chief Steve Reed to provide a public safety recap of 2017 and highlight efforts designed to make the City of Fort Wayne as safe as possible.

Data from 2017:
*Overall crime was down 5 percent
*Officers responded to over 157,000 calls for service
*The FWPD’s 62nd recruit class graduated along with the 18th lateral class putting 33 new

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CITY TAKES ACTION TO FIGHT OPIOID EPIDEMIC – Message From The Mayor

I hope that your New Year is off to a great start. I’m looking forward to working with all of you to make 2018 a successful year in Fort Wayne.

One of the areas we’ll be focused on in 2018 is tackling the opioid challenge we have in our community. The City of Fort Wayne has filed a public nuisance lawsuit against opioid distributors in an effort to hold accountab

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