The City of Fort Wayne has a team of dedicated Neighborhood Planners and Activators in the Community Development Division. Neighborhood Planners act as liaisons between the City and the community, and participate in and often coordinate community plans. This group of planners acts as go-to people for explanations of neighborhood-related matters.
Meet the Neighborhood Planning and Activation Workgroup
|Dan Baisden is the Administrator of the Neighborhood Planning and Activation Workgroup for the City of Fort Wayne. He facilitates neighborhood plans and projects across the City and specializes in non-profit organizational leadership, community engagement, and communication strategies. Prior to his current position, Dan was the Neighborhood Activator for the City of Kalamazoo Michigan and served over three years as the Staff Manager for the Fort Wayne Public Art Commission. Dan is the Chair of Congress for the New Urbanism Midwest Chapter and is a graduate of the Arizona State University with degrees in Urban Sociology, Urban and Regional Planning, and is completing a Masters of Community Development from The Pennsylvania State University.|
Josh Campbell is a Neighborhood Planner and Activator for the City of Fort Wayne. He facilitates projects related to neighborhood planning and implementation and has a significant background in Active Transportation and Shared Mobility planning. Josh also serves as a member of the local Active Transportation Coalition. Prior to joining the City two years ago, Josh worked for Delaware County's Planning and GIS Department and received his Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from Ball State University.