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DOWNTOWN ARENA STUDY COMPLETED

May 20, 2015 - Mayor Tom Henry today was joined by community leaders to announce the study of a downtown arena in the City of Fort Wayne has been completed and the results have been released to the public.

As a next step in the process, Chuck Surack, founder and president of Sweetwater, will lead a study committee comprised of local business and community leaders to further evaluate the financial viability of a possible downtown arena.

Committee members include:
*Shane Araujo, 3BG Supply Co.
*Tim Ash, Ash Brokerage
*Bruce Boxberger, Carson Boxberger
*Ian Boyce, Dickmeyer Boyce Financial Management
*Kathy Callen, Old National Bank
*Scott Glaze, Fort Wayne Metals
*Tiffany Gooden, Hall & Gooden LLP
*Mike Nutter, Fort Wayne TinCaps
*Mike Packnett, Parkview Health
*Jonathan Ray, Fort Wayne Urban League
*Chuck Surack, Sweetwater
*Dennis Sutton, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Board of Trustees
*Andrew Thomas, Ridge NAPA Auto Parts
*Gary Wasson, Embassy Theatre Board of Directors
*Doug Wood, PNC
*Bill Zielke, Board of Park Commissioners

The City invested $39,000 in the study conducted by Hunden Strategic Partners as a way to gauge the viability of a downtown facility as a result of the success being experienced in community and complement the events being offered at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum and the Embassy Theatre. 

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TWO ADDITIONAL BLUE STAR BANNERS NOW DISPLAYED

May 19, 2015 - Two additional Blue Star Banners have been placed along West Jefferson Boulevard.

Under Mayor Tom Henry’s leadership, the Blue Star Banner program started in May 2014 and recognizes City of Fort Wayne residents and City government employees who are actively deployed.

The new banners honor:
Captain Todd Nicholas Miguel, United States Army
Airman First Class Nathaniel A. Wilson, United States Air Force 

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MAYOR HENRY ANNOUNCES CITY POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS PARTNER WITH BRIDGE OF GRACE TO PROVIDE PUBLIC SAFETY CAMP FOR KIDS

May 14, 2015 - The City of Fort Wayne’s Police and Fire Departments will lead three public safety camps for kids this summer as part of a community partnership initiative.

Mayor Tom Henry, Public Safety Director Rusty York, Police Chief Garry Hamilton and Fire Chief Eric Lahey made the announcement at Bridge of Grace Compassionate Ministries Center, which will host the camps.

Additional public safety personnel, camp organizers, and community leaders attended today’s event to demonstrate support and commitment to helping children succeed.

The camps will focus on public safety, character development, and education. Additional activities will include field trips, sports, games and daily reading time.

“Junior Police Academy” will be held June 22-26 for ages 13-16
“Junior Firefighter Camp” will be held July 6-10 for ages 8-12
“Bridge Day Camp” will be held July 13-24 for ages 7-14 

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