The City of Fort Wayne will be recognized Saturday, June 23 as an Honorary Mention at the First Annual Mayors'€™ Climate Protection Awards at the Annual Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Fort Wayne is being recognized for its commitment to proactive energy and environment practices.

Fort Wayne has been a leader through its Green City Initiative:

* First-ever Energy Policy was enacted in January 2007

* Green Ribbon Commission issued its energy and clean air plan in October 2006. The City is actively implementing several of the recommendations from the report

* Fort Wayne is a leader in innovative techniques with hybrid vehicles, biodiesel and ethanol fuels and anti-idling software