Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry’s commitment to making City government the best it can be for citizens and businesses is best described with three words: Engage, Innovate and Perform.
Currently serving his second term as Mayor, Tom Henry is dedicated to engaging the community and having Indiana’s second largest city deliver the best services possible.
Since taking office January 1, 2008, successes under Mayor Henry’s leadership have included:
-A settlement agreement between the City of Fort Wayne and Indiana Michigan Power which led to the allocation of $75 million to support transformational projects and future investments.
-Continued investment and growth in downtown Fort Wayne with mixed-use housing, retail and business development; the Anthony Wayne condominium initiative; the new Courtyard by Marriott hotel; and the new Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge.
-Expansion of the greenways and trails system to 70 miles; a new government center with city and county government services in one location; and expansion of the 311 call center, one of the nation’s top call centers, to meet the needs of the public.
Before being elected Mayor, he served from 1983-2003 on Fort Wayne City Council, representing northwest Fort Wayne.
A lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, Mayor Henry began his career in the private sector as CEO of a group purchasing organization serving hospitals. He then went on to become a successful small business owner of a local insurance agency and healthcare consulting firm.
A 1970 graduate of Fort Wayne Central Catholic High School, Mayor Henry earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and his MBA from the University of Saint Francis. He is also an Army veteran.
One of 17 children, Mayor Henry and his wife, Cindy, have been married since 1975. They have two grown children and two grandchildren and are members of Most Precious Blood Church.