Mayor announces board, commission appointments

Mayor Tom Henry announced the following mayoral appointments to these boards and commissions:

Historic Preservation Review Board:
'€¢    Tim Domer, replacing Larry Wardlaw

Citizens Appeals Board:
'€¢    Matt Coffman
'€¢    Julie Morrison

Housing and Neighborhood Development Services:
'€¢    Kumar Menon, replacing Mark Becker
'€¢    Andy Downs, replacing Maynard Scales
'€¢    Karan Flick, Jeremy Senk reappointed

Humane Education Advisory Council:
'€¢    Peggy Bender, Diana Fair, Karen Nagel reappointed

Internal Audit:
'€¢    Kathy Miller reappointed

Police Merit Commission:
'€¢    Rufus Hamilton reappointed

Cable Access Fund:
'€¢    Rebecca Karcher, replacing Pat Roller

Mayor Henry thanks the outgoing members for their service and the new and continuing members for their time commitment to the betterment of the City and community. “Our boards and commissions are an integral part of local government. I commend these community leaders for their willingness to serve.” Henry said.

Three partnerships, other organizations not meeting in July

The Northeast, Northwest and Southwest Area Partnerships will not meet in July. The monthly neighborhood association presidents meeting and Community Service Council also do not have meetings scheduled for this month. The Southeast Area Partnership will meet 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at Calvary Third Presbyterian, 4700 S. Anthony Blvd.

City Utilities focuses on water filtration plant improvements on City TV
Fort Wayne'€™s water quality and the improvements being made at the water filtration plant and St. Joe Dam will be the topic of the July and August “Bringing the Basics To You” program on City TV, shown on Comcast'€™s Channel 58 and Verizon'€™s Channel 28.
Water Filtration Plan lab manager Vicky Zehr will discuss the quality assurance program used at the Plant to ensure that Fort Wayne's drinking water meets or is better than state and federal standards require. The plant tests regularly for more than 120 water contaminants. Testing is done before, during and after the water is treated.
City Utilities is spending more than $24 million dollars on electrical improvements and other reliability projects at the downtown plant and at the St. Joe Dam. City Utilities Planning and Design Manager Mark Gensic will give a video tour of those projects as part of the program.

The program airs at 7 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 a.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Sunday.

City, partners host free small business workshop July 17
The City of Fort Wayne with the cooperation of the Fort Wayne Women'€™s Bureau'€™s Women'€™s Enterprise, S.C.O.R.E., Northeast Indiana Small Business Development Center and the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce are hosting the “Basics and Beyond for Starting or Growing a Business” workshop 9 a.m. to noon July 17 in the Omni Room of the City-County Building. The August seminar will be “Taxes and Recordkeeping” Aug. 21 at the same time and location. No RSVP is needed. For more information about these workshops, contact Denise Porter-Ross at 427-2603.

Mayor joins employees to walk in Three Rivers Festival parade

Mayor Tom Henry will walk in the Three Rivers Festival parade. Employees will join the Mayor, including an employee with more than 40 years of City service to honor the 40th annual Three Rivers Festival. Mayor Henry invited all 9 current City employees with 40 or more years of City service to join him in the parade.

The Mayor will also run in the festival'€™s 5K prior to the parade.