Full Steam Ahead For Pufferbelly

  Mayor Tom Henry joined local trail advocates, neighborhood leaders, elected officials and members of the Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) for a ceremonial groundbreaking for the next portion of the Pufferbelly Trail between State Boulevard and Fourth Street. At just over a half mile, the project will connect nearly 1,200 residents within a […]

Youth Symposium For Peace Through Equity And Justice To Be Held March 15

Students from 15 high schools in Allen County will participate in the upcoming Youth Symposium for Peace through Equity and Justice. The event will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday, March 15 at The Summit, 1025 W. Rudisill Blvd. and is sponsored by Mayor Tom Henry’s Youth Engagement Council and Canterbury School. Students […]

Steve McDaniel Named Director Of Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department

Mayor Tom Henry and the Board of Park Commissioners today announced Steve McDaniel has been appointed as the new director of the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department effective April 2. McDaniel is a 26-year veteran of the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department. He’s served as deputy director of asset management since 2007. McDaniel […]

Free City Utilities Tours

City Utilities will conduct free guided tours of our Water Pollution Control Plant and our Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant over the next several weeks. The first of the free guided tours is this Saturday, March 10 from 10:00 AM to noon, at the Water Pollution Control Plant located at 2601 Dwenger Avenue. Visitors will […]

FWCS Kicks Off Stem/Steam Initiative With Discovery Education

Fort Wayne Community Schools and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, will kick off FWCS’ STEM/STEAM initiative with a special leadership retreat on March 22. During this invite-only event, FWCS teachers and administrators, as well as local business and community leaders, parents and others, will gather at […]

Mayor, Councilmen Propose Public Art Program

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry was joined today by City Councilmen Glynn Hines and Tom Freistroffer, as well as representatives from Arts United, to propose the creation of a Public Art Program and Public Art Commission. A City ordinance will be introduced Tuesday, calling for the creation of the Public Art Program, which would promote […]

Downtown Improvement District Announces $10,000 For Return Of The Winter-Spring Events Contest Call For Concepts

Due to its continued success, The Downtown Improvement District will once again be offering its Winter-Spring events contest which invites businesses, organizations, and individuals to submit their best ideas for events in February, March, or April 2019 for a chance to receive production support. Winning events will be awarded funding, as well an event consultation […]

Holocher Named Top Indiana Planner Of The Year

The City of Fort Wayne’s Planning & Policy Director, Pam Holocher, was named the Indiana Planning Sagamore today. The award is the highest honor bestowed on a planner by the American Planning Association Indiana Chapter. Holocher’s planning career spans more than 40 years. She began work for the City of Fort Wayne in 1978 and […]

Free Rain Garden Workshops

Residents from Fort Wayne and surrounding areas have four opportunities to take advantage of free Rain Garden workshops this spring. Residents can bring photos of how stormwater impacts their yard and learn how to build a rain garden that might reduce standing water on their property. Each session is taught by a City landscape architect. […]

Fort Wayne Shelter Chosen For The Jackson Galaxy Project’s Life-Saving Cat Pawsitive Pro Program

Allen County SPCA is selected by The Jackson Galaxy Project (JGP), a Signature Program of GreaterGood.org, to participate in the Spring 2018 Semester of Cat Pawsitive Pro, a life-saving initiative that introduces positive-reinforcement training to shelter cats. Supported by the Petco Foundation, this innovative training program for shelter cats aims to increase feline adoption rates […]

Mayor Henry and Fort Wayne UNITED Unveil Meals 4 Healing

Mayor Tom Henry and Fort Wayne UNITED today unveiled the Meals 4 Healing initiative that’s designed to serve families who have lost loved ones to homicide. The initiative was developed through the Fort Wayne UNITED clergy subcommittee. When a homicide takes place, families of victims will be engaged with a case worker from the Victim […]

4 Fort Wayne Housing Projects Awarded State Tax Credits

Mayor Tom Henry today congratulated the 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 […]

Fort Wayne Three-Time Winner Of Coveted New Markets Tax Credits

Mayor Tom Henry today announced 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 allocation. This is […]

Park Board President Named

Attorney Richard Samek was re-elected President of the Board of Park Commissioners on Thursday. “We value Rick’s dedicated and effective service on the board,” said Al Moll, Director of Parks & Recreation. “He’s a true partner in our mission to make Fort Wayne’s park system the best it can be.” Along with his association with […]

Al Moll To Retire As Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Director

Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Director Al Moll announced today that he will retire from his position effective March 30. Director Moll has served as Executive Director since 2005. Under his leadership, the Parks & Recreation Department expanded neighborhood outreach programs, increased venues, added new parks and has consistently operated with a near 90% customer […]

Mayor Henry And FWFD Highlight Successes In 2017 And Goals For 2018

Mayor Tom Henry and Fire Chief Eric Lahey today highlighted Fort Wayne Fire Department successes in 2017 and discussed goals for 2018 that are designed to keep residents and businesses as safe as possible. Data and highlights from 2017: *More than 20,000 calls for service (9,000 associated with EMS) *Over 90,000 hours of training *More […]

City Of Fort Wayne Outlines Next Steps For North River Property

The City of Fort Wayne today outlined the next steps for the North River property. The City now owns the North River property, which is comprised of 29 acres bounded by Clinton, Fourth and Harrison streets. The property serves as an important gateway into downtown and will be a complement to the positive progress being […]