EXCITING HAPPENINGS IN OUR COMMUNITY – Message From The Mayor

Efforts to enhance alleys in the City of Fort Wayne are underway with the first neighborhood alley improvement project as part of City Council’s recent passage of an increase to the local income tax.

Killea and West Leith streets from South Calhoun Street to Hoagland Avenue is the first of many projects

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EXCITING HAPPENINGS IN OUR COMMUNITY – Message From The Mayor

We’re continuing to see positive momentum and private investments in Fort Wayne. I recently joined Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, representatives from Provenance Hotels, elected officials and community leaders to announce a proposal to bring a 125-room boutique hotel to downtown.

The $27.7 million one-of-a-kind

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FORT WAYNE: A POINT OF DESTINATION – Message From The Mayor

We have finished another budget season with City Council’s passage of the City of Fort Wayne budget for 2018.

With less than one percent of the proposed budget being cut, the 2018 budget ensures we’ll continue to meet the needs of residents and businesses with an emphasis on priorities requested

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400 NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS IN FW: WHERE LIFE HAPPENS – Message From The Mayor

A group of local neighborhood leaders and several staff members from the City of Fort Wayne’s Community Development Division recently participated in the Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) in Evansville. This year’s theme was “Neighborhoods: Where Life Happens.”

The RNNC is comprised

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PROVIDING ESSENTIAL SERVICES TO THE CITY OF FORT WAYNE – Message From The Mayor

The City of Fort Wayne’s proposed budget for 2018 is going through the review and approval process.
Our balanced budget proposal continues my commitment to providing essential services to residents, neighborhoods and businesses. The budget also reflects Fort Wayne’s position as a leader

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FUTURE PHASES CONTINUE WITH SIDEWALK AND ALLEY PROJECTS – Message From The Mayor

I continue to be encouraged by the progress we’re making in the City of Fort Wayne. As an example, I recently announced the sidewalk and alley improvement projects that will occur in Fort Wayne neighborhoods as a result of City Council’s recent passage of an increase to the local income tax.

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FINDING SOLUTIONS TO DIFFERENCES: HATE AND DIVISION MUST STOP – Message From The Mayor

I recently joined mayors from across the country to sign the Mayors’ Compact to Combat Hate, Extremism and Bigotry. The effort is led by the Anti-Defamation League and U.S. Conference of Mayors.

The Mayors’ Compact has 10 components:

*Expressly rejecting extremism, white supremacy and all forms

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CREATION OF THE ENTRYWAY SCULPTURE FOR PROMENADE PARK – Message From The Mayor

The Fort Wayne UNITED initiative is continuing proactive efforts to enhance opportunities, advance youth advocacy and help ensure the safety of all residents with a focus on black men and boys.

More than 200 youth and young adults as part of Fort Wayne UNITED took part in the recent Global Leadership

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INSTILLING A LIFETIME OF SPORTS TO ALL FW YOUTH – Message From The Mayor

The Lifetime Sports Academy recently wrapped up its 20th summer with more than 1,000 participants this year and a total of 26,950 participants over the last 20 years. Group lessons in the lifetime sports of golf, tennis and swimming were offered to boys and girls ages 7-18. Lessons focused on skill

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A DREAM BECOMES REALITY AT QUIMBY VILLAGE – Message From The Mayor

I’m encouraged by the momentum and excitement we’re experiencing in the City of Fort Wayne. A great example is the progress at Quimby Village with the Clyde Theatre project.

I recently joined Even Keel Event Productions President Rick Kinney, members of the Northeast Indiana Regional Development

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KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK WAYNEDALE! – Message From The Mayor

The City of Fort Wayne and IPFW are partnering to develop a mobile app for people who use our greenways and trails system. Computer Science Senior Capstone Teams at the university are working with the Greenways & Trails Department on an app to help collect data on trail usage and conditions.

Users

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CITY PLANS HEARING ON INCOME TAX INCREASE – Message From The Mayor

City Councilmen Dr. John Crawford, Tom Didier, Tom Freistroffer and Glynn Hines recently provided an update on the proposal to invest in neighborhood sidewalks and alleys and riverfront development through an adjustment to the local income tax.

An ordinance has been introduced to increase the local

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311 CALL CENTER RECOGNIZED AS NATIONAL LEADER – Message From The Mayor

I recently joined the City of Fort Wayne’s 311 Call Center, community supporters and neighborhood leaders to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the 311 Call Center.

We touted customer service accomplishments through the City’s Citizen Services Department and 311 Call Center, including the launch

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INVESTING IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS WITH SIDEWALKS AND TRAILS – Message From The Mayor

The City of Fort Wayne’s Public Works Division and I recently unveiled the list of 2017 transportation infrastructure projects that will enhance mobility, improve safety and strengthen neighborhoods.

Nearly 500 individual projects in more than 130 neighborhoods will be visible throughout the spring,

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THIS SPRING TAKE A BIKE RIDE FROM BIKE SHARE PROGRAM – Message From The Mayor

The City of Fort Wayne’s 311 Call Center received the Game Changer Award, presented by Oracle Service Cloud at the recent Modern Customer Experience Conference hosted by Oracle in Las Vegas.

Fort Wayne was recognized for achieving game-changing results as a support organization through the use of

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FAÇADE GRANTS TO IMPROVE WAYNEDALE’S URBAN CORRIDOR – Message From The Mayor

I recently announced that nine local organizations will receive 2017 Commercial Façade Grants to improve their properties. This year’s recipients are all located on well-traveled urban corridors that the City of Fort Wayne is working to revitalize.

The local organizations include Ziegler’s Window

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FORT WAYNE: A COMMUNITY THAT IS ON THE MOVE – Message From The Mayor

I recently joined officials from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Indiana, Fraternal Order of Police and Fort Wayne UNITED to unveil Blue Bucket Brigade, a community awareness program designed to enhance relationships and partnerships among community organizations, law enforcement and youth.

The

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FOELLINGER THEATRE: EXPERIENCE THE CONCERTS AND MORE – Message From The Mayor

I recently joined Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Director Al Moll to announce the 2017 summer concert lineup at Foellinger Theatre.

Since that announcement, several new acts have been added, including Barenaked Ladies, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin and Blue Oyster Cult with Guest Mark Farner. Many

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FORT WAYNE UNITED A STEP UP FOR OUR COMMUNITY – Message From The Mayor

Three national leaders recently visited Fort Wayne to assist Fort Wayne UNITED in a strategic planning process that will further expand efforts to help all black males in the community reach their full potential.

Fort Wayne UNITED is a mayoral initiative that started in July 2016. It places two national

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HIGHLIGHTS OF IMPROVEMENTS WITHIN THE CITY – Message From The Mayor

I recently had the honor of delivering my 10th State of the City address. The theme for this year’s address was “Fort Wayne – Point of Destination” with an emphasis on the City’s investments in neighborhood infrastructure, public safety and downtown development.

Highlights from the address

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THE LANDING TO ENHANCE FORT WAYNE – Message From The Mayor

The recent vote by City Council to approve Legacy funding in the form of a loan for The Landing project shows our collective effort to continue the momentum and investments we’re experiencing in the City of Fort Wayne.

Quality of place is a key component to economic development efforts. A vibrant,

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PROACTIVE PUBLIC SAFETY STRATEGIES – Message From The Mayor

I recently joined Police Chief Steve Reed to outline efforts designed to address public safety issues in the City of Fort Wayne.

Fort Wayne and cities across the country are experiencing increases in homicides, shootings and drug overdoses. As a result, the Fort Wayne Police Department continues to

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MAKING SIDEWALK REPAIRS AN IMPROVED INVESTMENT FOR 2017 AND BEYOND – Message From The Mayor

Happy New Year to all of you! I want to thank all residents in Fort Wayne for a great 2016. We saw a tremendous amount of momentum and excitement throughout our entire City.

Some of the highlights included record investments of $25 million in neighborhood infrastructure improvements. Our downtown saw

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WAYNEDALE FOUNTAIN ON LIST FOR IMPROVEMENT – Message From The Mayor

I recently joined Parks & Recreation Director Al Moll to provide an update on the 2016 capital improvement projects in our parks and facilities operated by the Parks & Recreation Department.

Over 60 projects were started and completed in 2016 and more than 30 projects are still in progress.

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