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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BUSCH REPLACES LONG AS STATE SENATOR FOR IN DISTRICT 16

Senator-elect Justin Busch (R-Fort Wayne) took the oath of office today, officially becoming the State Senator representing District 16. Busch was one of five senators sworn in by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush.

Busch will serve portions of Allen and Whitley counties. He fills the Senate seat previously held by President Pro Tem David L

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ANNUAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION – Voice Of The Township

With the Friday after Thanksgiving—yes Black Friday—we all start thinking about the people on our holiday shopping lists. Here at the Wayne Township Trustee Office we have been busy too, amassing prizes and gifts for the children who will be joining us for our Holiday Celebration. Our seventh annual event will be held, once again, at the McMillen Park C…
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THANK YOU INDIANA, IT HAS BEEN AN HONOR – Straight From The Senate

It’s hard to believe my time in public service has come to an end. Thirty years ago I was elected to my first term as a Fort Wayne city councilman, where I served for eight years, and I then spent the next 22 years as the State Senator representing Senate District 16, serving for 12 of those years as the Senate President Pro Tempore.

Reflecting on my time in public

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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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BEING THANKFUL ON THANKSGIVING – Voice Of The Township

Over the next few weeks we will be celebrating two holidays: Veteran’s Day on Monday, November 12th and Thanksgiving on the 22nd. I have so much respect for our great American Veteran’s, and plan to catch the Veteran’s Day parade held on Saturday, Nov 10 at 11:00 AM at Parnell Avenue & Veteran’s Plaza.

During the Thanksgiving season I always ta

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WORKING TOGETHER – Voice Of The Township

A couple of years ago AEP determined that the trees along our property were interfering with their electric lines. Our twenty-year-old row of sunburst locusts had to be removed. That uncovered the fact that more changes were needed to prevent erosion and other damage along the portion of ground facing Superior Street, and new landscaping was needed. We wen…
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CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS MONTH – Straight From The Senate

Over the past few decades, internet-connected devices have become increasingly prominent in our lives. According to Pew Research Center, 95 percent of Americans now own a cellphone, myself included. Further, many features of our homes can be connected to the internet and controlled by our smartphones, including doorbells, security cameras, speakers …
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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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ON TO THE NEXT CHAPTER – Voice Of The Township

Earlier this month Bennie Lewis announced his retirement from the Wayne Township Trustee Office. Lewis was one of the people here who helped make the annual Holiday Celebrations successful as he had previously worked with the Fort Wayne McMillen Center where the party has been held for the last three years. He helped us with fundraising and organizing both …
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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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INDIANA’S ECONOMY IS THRIVING – Straight From The Senate

Indiana leaders work hard to improve our state, and I’m proud to see our policies and laws continue to pay off. Since last year, Indiana has been ranked in the top 10 states for doing business by Chief Executive Magazine, Area Development Magazine, Site Selection Magazine and Forbes, which also ranked our state No. 1 in the nation for regulatory environmen…
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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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RECRUITING MORE TEACHERS FOR INDIANA SCHOOLS

Each year, Hoosier parents entrust their children’s education to our teachers. Given that teachers have the tremendous responsibility of helping shape our children’s futures, it is imperative that we have great teachers and continue to support them.

Due to a variety of reasons, Indiana, like many other states, continues to face a teacher shortage.

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OPEN ON COLUMBUS DAY – Voice Of The Township

The Wayne Township Trustee Office will be open for business on October 8, even though that is the state and federal holiday of Columbus Day. For several years now we have remained open on Columbus Day and on the February holiday of President’s Day and allowing our staff off on two other days of the year—the Friday after Thanksgiving and a day either before o…
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THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD NEWS – Voice Of The Township

I saw on the front page of the last Waynedale News that September 2nd was the 86th anniversary of this local newspaper. Since I have been in office—almost 12 years now—I have submitted a column in each issue to appear on the POLITICAL page. Though it is called a political column, I have tried to mainly present news of how our Wayne Township Trustee Office is s…
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INDIANA POLICIES SET NATIONAL STANDARD IN 5G DEPLOYMENT – Straight From The Senate

Indiana’s tech sector is growing at a rapid rate, making it even more crucial for Hoosiers to have access to reliable high-speed internet. In recent years, the General Assembly passed legislation to pave the way for telecommunications investment across the state, and now, we are receiving national recognition for those efforts.

Verizon and AT&T r

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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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IN HONOR OF LABOR DAY – Voice Of The Township

Many people think of Labor Day as just a day off work and maybe a chance to say goodbye to summer. But for over a hundred years, Labor Day has been set aside to pay tribute to working men and women. It has been officially celebrated in the United States since 1894 when President Grover Cleveland and the US Congress declared the first Monday in September a national h…
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PAID SENATE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE – Straight From The Senate

During each legislative session, the Indiana Senate provides internship opportunities for college students, graduate students and recent college graduates. Throughout the legislative session, interns learn about Indiana’s current issues, network, practice leadership skills, develop their professional brand and have the opportunity to gain …
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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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SUMMER EVENT SUPPORT – Voice Of The Township

We are looking forward to August 25th, when the Wayne Township Trustee Office will staff a booth at the Waynedale Community Picnic. For the second year in a row my Deputy Trustee, Austin Knox, will be there to meet and greet those attending this fun-filled event while others of my staff plan to help out where needed.

Earlier this month, on August 4th, we provide

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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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