Soon after taking office in 2007 I saw that an economic downturn was upon us and that, besides helping people with emergency assistance, the Trustee’s office was going to need to focus on getting people back to work. With that in mind I put a strong emphasis on building our Employment Department
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $1,122,208.50 in Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) funds to the city of Fort Wayne, Ind. for the acquisition of 20 homes in the floodplains of the St. Mary’s River and Junk Ditch.
In the past five years, more than 300 miles of neighborhood street improvements have occurred in the City of Fort Wayne. This year, we’re going to have another tremendous year of infrastructure upgrades in neighborhoods throughout Fort Wayne. A record $31 million will be invested in neighborhood
It’s sure nice to welcome spring. After a winter of such ups and downs in temperature it’s no wonder that we have outside work to do such as potholes to fill and lawns to repair. I’m sure many of you are looking forward to some sunshine and pleasant temperatures in which to get some outdoor
Well, spring is just around the corner and that means we are busy with a couple of projects besides our usual township business; one project that is new for us this year is that we are a site for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program. The Tax-Aide Program offers free tax preparation for any filers
I’d like to congratulate the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department and the Fort Wayne Police Department for their collaboration on the Partner Officer Program.
The Partner Officer Program began in the three Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation youth centers in January 2018. Uniformed, off-duty
Recently an employee experienced the passing of her father. When someone I know loses a parent, I think about the loss of my parents. Some of the words to “Turn! Turn! Turn!” by the Byrds pop into my mind, “To everything, there is a season… A time to be born, a time to die… A time
I delivered my 12th State of the City address at the Grand Wayne Center recently. The theme was “Our Future is Now,” with an emphasis on the excitement and revitalization being experienced in downtown, record investments in neighborhood infrastructure improvements, and a continued commitment to
Presidents’ Day is on February 18th this year, and a few years ago I did some research on that topic that I would like to share with you again.
When I was growing up, we didn’t have a holiday called Presidents’ Day.
There were two United States presidents that we honored in February—Abraham
Progress continues on Fort Wayne’s deep rock sewer tunnel project. The deep rock sewer tunnel is a significant portion of the effort to clean Fort Wayne’s rivers and protect neighborhoods from basement back-ups and street flooding. The project also supports our community’s renewed interest
We just celebrated the national holiday commemorating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr, and now I am looking forward to Valentine’s Day.
That’s when I share my warm regards (and sometimes the gift of roses) with the ladies in my life. While the greeting card aisles in the stores are red with
I will deliver my 2019 State of the City Address at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd. This presentation is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to arrive by 11:45 a.m. During my speech, I’ll highlight City successes in 2018 and look ahead
I wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year!
One of the most anticipated events of 2019 is the completion of Promenade Park, the first phase of Riverfront Fort Wayne, located at 202 W. Superior St. The grand opening celebration will be June 21 – 23. I’ll share much more about
Well, it’s been a wonderful holiday season for me, and now I am looking forward to all the possibilities promised by a new year. As I begin my fourth term as your Wayne Township Trustee, I feel so fortunate to be able to continue with the important work we do here of helping people. Along with carrying
Another Christmas has arrived, and here at Wayne Township we are feeling the glow of having achieved another successful Christmas Bureau Drive (serving more families and children than ever before) and also of holding our 7th Annual Holiday Celebration at the McMillen Park Community Center on Saturday,
Chief of Police Steve Reed and Holiday Cab joined me recently to announce the return of the program that provides free cab rides home to impaired drivers during this holiday season. In its 31st year of service, the Holiday Cab program runs from Thursday, December 20th to Tuesday, January 1st
As I make my way around the township this holiday season it appears that lots of folks are out shopping—the traffic is heavy and the parking lots full. That says to me that people are working and have money to spend. This is always good for our office, as it means that fewer people are in need of
I hope you take advantage of some of the Parks & Recreation Department’s holiday offerings this year. The Botanical Conservatory’s beautiful gardens are adorned with lights, greenery and holiday cheer. Stop by through January 6 to enjoy the “Victorian Holiday” exhibit, which explores nostalgic
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
Busch will serve portions of Allen and Whitley counties. He fills the Senate seat previously held by President Pro Tem David L
Reflecting on my time in public of
The website includes a “Get Help Now” button with information about what to do if the victim is in immediate danger, and a “Quick Ex
During the Thanksgiving season I always take time to t