February 9, 2023 - At the February 9 Fort Wayne Board of Park Commissioners annual election of officers and organizational meeting, officers were elected to the following positions:

  • Justin Shurley, President
  • Cory Miller, Vice-President
  • Steve McDaniel, Board Secretary 

Also announced at the meeting, Jenna Jauch joined the board as its newest commissioner, replacing last year’s board president William Zielke, who stepped down from the board after a very successful tenure working with the parks system.

Jenna Jauch was born and raised in Fort Wayne in the Southwood Park neighborhood. Jauch earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from Ball State University and a Masters of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis. After traveling to other cities and countries and living and working in Indianapolis, she and her family recently moved back to Fort Wayne. Jauch works as an Architectural Designer with Hoch Associates, P.C. After many moves and opportunities to go elsewhere, she prioritized where she wanted to live and has landed in Fort Wayne again. Jauch has been actively involved in a community arts initiative and on her neighborhood board and looks forward to join the Park Board of Commissioners to help others in our community prioritize what matters most to them. She resides in the Foster Park neighborhood with her husband, daughter and two dogs.  

McDaniel added, “Jenna brings a wide range of experience and singular dedication to the growth of Fort Wayne. We are excited to have her support as our parks and facilities continue to develop and welcome her to the Board of Park Commissioners.”

Five members in total make up the Board of Park Commissioners also including Rick Briley who joined as commissioner in 2022.