Mayor Henry Recognizes 45 City Employees For Years Of Service

Mayor Tom Henry today hosted a special ceremony to recognize milestone years of service for 45 outstanding City of Fort Wayne employees. “I respect and admire the work that our excellent City employees perform each day,” said Mayor Henry. “I continue to be encouraged by the commitment and dedication that these public servants demonstrate to […]

Annual Community Kwanzaa Celebration

Bring the family and join the fun for the Annual Community Kwanzaa Celebration at Weisser Park Youth Center, 802 Eckart St. This free event is open to the public and will include music, dance, poetry, a musical performance by Fatima Washington and a Kwanzaa Feast. Kwanzaa was established by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966. Kwanzaa […]

Mayor Henry Leads Celebration: Completion Of Franklin School Park Project

Today Mayor Tom Henry and Parks & Recreation Director Al Moll, along with neighborhood advocates and community leaders, dedicated the new David Hefner Pavilion and celebrated the completion of the $1.8 million Franklin School Park project. “The Franklin School Park project has been an excellent partnership between the nearby neighborhoods and our team at the […]

Record Neighborhood Investment Continues

This afternoon, Mayor Tom Henry and the Division of Public Works celebrated the 2017 construction season, which saw $25 million invested in neighborhoods throughout the City of Fort Wayne. Similar improvements in hundreds of neighborhoods across the City will take place in 2018, when $30 million is planned to be invested in neighborhood infrastructure, an […]

City Prepares For Snow

This morning, the City of Fort Wayne Street Department is pre-treating City streets with a liquid-brine. Applying the de-icing brine substance to the street reduces ice formations that make streets slick during winter events. Additionally, the Street Department has trucks ready to go for plowing that may be needed overnight or Saturday morning. Forecasters are […]

Galindo Named To State Commission On Hispanic And Latino Affairs

The City of Fort Wayne’s Community Liaison, Palermo Galindo, has been appointed to the Indiana Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs (ICHLA) by Senate President Pro Tempore David C. Long. The ICHLA is a state agency with no political affiliation that works for economic, educational and social equality, including the promotion of cooperation and understanding. […]

Work Begins On Sidewalk Improvements Through Local Income Tax Change

Efforts to enhance sidewalks in the City of Fort Wayne are underway with the first neighborhood sidewalk improvement project as part of City Council’s recent passage of an increase to the local income tax. Bluffton Road from south of Reservation Drive to Dunkelberg Roadis the first of many projects to occur in Fort Wayne neighborhoods. […]

FWACC Hosts Holiday Open House For The Animals

The public is cordially invited to join Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control in celebrating the holidays with the dogs, cats and small animals in our care on Saturday, December 2 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the shelter located at 3020 Hillegas Road. Tour the ENTIRE shelter, visit with the animals, enjoy the […]

North Side Hosts Annual Kids Surviving Cancer Christmas Party

North Side High School is preparing for the 31st annual Christmas Party for Kids Surviving Cancer. The celebration for children who have battled cancer and their families will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at North Side, 475 E. State Blvd. North Side students and staff work with Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana […]

What’s Happening At The Botanical Conservatory In December

Santa and the Reindeer Saturdays before Christmas 12 – 4 pm December 2, 9, & 16 Santa and two of his reindeer will greet the children while Mom and Dad take pictures to capture the moment. Explore the Botanical Conservatory while it’s done up in the fun holiday theme of “Snow Days,” reminiscent of the […]

Statement From Mayor Tom Henry: Construction Of Downtown Event Center Will Not Be Pursued At This Time

As Mayor, it’s my job to lead and ensure that we continue the positive momentum and investments we’re experiencing in our community. This means exploring bold ideas that can be transformational. Current innovative projects and initiatives include riverfront development, The Landing, Skyline Tower, Superior Lofts, a new Hampton Inn & Suites next to Parkview Field, […]

Commercial Façade Grant Program Enters Tenth Year

Applications for the City’s Commercial Façade Grant program are now being accepted for the 2018 construction year. The Commercial Façade Grant program was introduced ten years ago by Mayor Tom Henry and provides local businesses the opportunity to apply for matching grants to improve the exteriors of their buildings. Applications are available at Lindsey.Maksim. Applications […]

100th Mile Celebration

A milestone drew a crowd in celebration of the ribbon cutting for the 100th mile of the Fort Wayne/Allen County Trail Network. Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry, New Haven Mayor Terry McDonald, Allen County Commissioners, State legislators, Allen County Council members and Fort Wayne City Council members, joined an enthusiastic crowd of trail supporters on […]

FWCS, Teachers Reach Two-year Agreement

Fort Wayne Community Schools and the Fort Wayne Education Association have agreed on a two-year contract ending June 30, 2019, that includes a new bachelor’s and master’s degree salary schedule that allows eligible teachers an opportunity to advance in salary each year. A tentative agreement was reached Thursday, Oct. 5. Teachers ratified the agreement Wednesday, […]

City Sets Public Meeting To Discuss Fair Housing Draft Report

The City of Fort Wayne is looking for feedback regarding a draft report examining access to affordable and safe housing in the community. As part of the City’s fair housing assessment (also called the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice), the Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services is inviting residents to attend a public […]

Purchase Agreement In Place For City To Buy North River Property

A purchase agreement is in place for the City of Fort Wayne to buy the North River property from Calhoun Investments, LLC. The North River property is comprised of 29 acres bounded by Clinton, Fourth and Harrison streets and serves as an important gateway into downtown. The site was previously used as a rail yard […]

One-Of-A-Kind Hotel Proposed For Downtown Fort Wayne

Mayor Tom Henry joined Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, representatives from Provenance Hotels, elected officials and community leaders today to announce a proposal to bring a 125-room boutique hotel to downtown Fort Wayne. The $27.7 million one-of-a-kind specialty hotel would be located on City of Fort Wayne property at the northwest corner of Harrison and Main streets. […]

What’s Happening At The Botanical Conservatory In November

What’s Happening at the Botanical Conservatory in November $1 Night First Thursday of the month November 2, 5 – 8 pm The Conservatory is open on the first Thursday night of the month for a discounted admission of just $1 per person. During each $1 Night you can also drop in to our program room […]