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On Tuesday, April 23, 2024, Sharon Tucker made history as the first Black female mayor in Fort Wayne. There was standing room only as hundreds packed the Clyde Theatre for her swearing-in ceremony. She was surrounded by nearly forty friends and family on stage as she vowed to faithfully, impartially and diligently discharge the duties of the office of mayor of the City of Fort Wayne.


The City of Fort Wayne is fortunate to have excellent social workers as part of our Fort Wayne Police Department. The month of March is National Social Worker Month and serves as an opportunity to highlight the importance of social workers. The theme for this year’s special month is Empowering Social Workers.

We want to recognize and thank Amber Leichty, Tamra Powell, Darcy Robins, and Madalyn Robrock for the outstanding work being done each day by our team of social workers. Please know that you are valued and appreciated.

An ongoing success story centers around HART (Hope and Recovery Team, made up of social workers and detectives) as the team in 2023 followed up with 1,341 addicted individuals to help with treatment and recovery services, reached 2,996 unhoused individuals with Handing Out Hope and Street Outreach events, and engaged the community with 29,820 page views on social media.

Social work continues to be in high demand, with several states reporting shortages of social workers and other mental health services providers. Social workers are also on the forefront of pressing issues, including providing services to our aging population, treating people affected by an ongoing opioid addiction crisis, and helping people find affordable housing and adequate health care. National Social Worker Month - Empowering Social Workers underscores the need for all of us to better support social workers to address societal issues.

From left to right are our social workers for the City of Fort Wayne - Madalyn Robrock, Amber Leichty, Tamra Powell and Darcy Robins.



We’re fortunate to live in a safe city. Mayor Tom Henry and his City Administration continue to be encouraged and impressed with the levels of service being provided by the Fort Wayne Police and Fire departments. We all take comfort in knowing that public safety personnel will be there for us. Last year saw many successes and we’re looking forward to the proactive plans for this year that are designed to make a lasting and meaningful impact in our community.