City's 2009 balanced budget includes an increase of less than 1% over  2008


 Mayor Tom Henry and Controller Pat Roller release the 2009 City budget

Mayor Tom Henry today sent City Council his 2009 budget document on Oct. 1. The $134 million plan is just a fraction over the total for the 2008 budget,


Exemplary Safety Keeps Vehicles on the Job

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recognizes safety efforts in Fort Wayne'€™s vehicle maintenance as tops in the country.

Fleet management company, First Vehicle Services, received OSHA'€™S Voluntary Protection Program Star Award. The...

To improve efficiencies and save at least $200,000, City will have two pick-up cycles instead of three in 2008

The City of Fort Wayne'€™s leaf collection will start on the city'€™s north side Oct. 27 with two collection cycles instead of three as done in years past. Weather permitting, leaf...

Mowing lawn with leaves can provide excellent fertilizer

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry is asking Fort Wayne residents to consider a “green” alternative to the traditional leaf collection this fall: mulching leaves on site in the yard.

Instead of raking all leaves to the park strip for pick-up, City


Mayor Henry Fulfills Campaign Promise to Reach Out to Business and Government

Mayor Tom Henry today made good on a campaign commitment to work more closely with the business and legislative communities by naming Ozzie Mitson as his Business/Legislative Liaison.

“I said I wanted to work with our


New award recognizes individual'€™s extraordinary public service, commitment

From left: Jackie Redd, Charles Redd, Mayor Tom Henry

Mayor Tom Henry presented the first “Key to the Fort” award to Charles Redd, who has been a community advocate in Fort Wayne for 40 years Sept. 26. This new honor goes to


Meetings with Henry on 9th floor of City-County Building

Mayor Tom Henry will hold the next Mayor'€™s Night In from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the City-County Building.

The public is invited to schedule an appointment to meet with the Mayor in his office on the 9th floor to discuss any...

Nelson Peters and Tom Henry Place Friendly Wager on Fort4Fitness Race

Mayor Tom Henry announced he'€™s accepted a bet from Allen County Commissioner Nelson Peters on the outcome of Saturday'€™s Fort4Fitness 4 mile race in downtown Fort Wayne.

“Commissioner Peters has been making comments about my...

Registration available online, any Fort Wayne fire station, Fort Wayne Scott'€™s or Kroger store

The City of Fort Wayne and the American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana have teamed up for a special offer to those participating in Don'€™t Miss a Beat, the communitywide hands-only CPR training...

Steering Committee Has Been Working on Plan for Several Months

Mayor Tom Henry today announced plans for a social service agency summit, a vision he discussed during his campaign for office.

“Our community is truly blessed with so many organizations and programs that want to reach out and help...

Pat Roller gives notice to Mayor Henry of intent to leave at the end of 2008

Mayor Tom Henry announced Sept. 16 that City Controller Pat Roller has informed him of her intention to step down from the position effective December 31, 2008. In a letter dated September 2, Roller thanked the mayor for the...

For Release: Thursday, September 11, 2008

Contact:         Jason Freier, Hardball Capital, 404-579-5786

                       Rebecca Karcher, City of Fort Wayne, 427-1120

                       John Perlich, Parkview Health, 260-373-7206


Parkview Health Steps Up to the Plate

Makes major contribution to Harrison Square Project

Ballpark to be Named


For release: Friday, September 12, 2008

Contact:        Rebecca Karcher, Public Information, 427-1120

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For immediate release

September 15, 2008

Contact:         Rebecca Karcher, City Public Information 427-1120                       

                        Todd Ramsey, 3 Sheets Development, 421-1910


 Much Needed Additional Space for Hockey Leagues and Skating

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Allows for improved pedestrian, bicycle safety

Following through on a request from the Southwest Area Partnership, Fort Wayne'€™s Traffic Engineering Department has installed pushbutton crosswalk signals at the intersection of Oakdale Drive and Broadway.

The new signals at the south and east sides of...

Amendments to tax abatement code on website for citizen scrutiny

City Councilwomen Karen Goldner, D-2nd and Liz Brown, R-at-large, have completed a draft to amend the current Municipal Code Chapter 153: Planning and Development, Designation of Economic Revitalization Areas and the Granting of Tax...

Status Conferred on Parks 100+ Years

In a special 100th birthday celebration at Lakeside Park, Mayor Tom Henry was joined today by Director of Parks & Recreation, Al Moll and park advocates as they kick off a campaign for public support.

“In honor of our City'€™s past, and in an effort to be good...

Follows daylong workshop focusing on connectivity of neighborhoods to downtown

The City of Fort Wayne'€™s Division of Community Development will host a public open house from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday to help plan a bicycle and pedestrian route from Renaissance Pointe and other south central...

Parks Department reminds residents to water street trees

Fort Wayne'€™s Parks and Recreation Department reminds residents with street trees that are three years or younger to water these trees every 10 to 14 days while the area experiences dry weather. With little to no rain predicted for the


Employees leaving notices for residents, businesses in affected locations

Fort Wayne'€™s sewer maintenance department will be “smoke testing” sewer lines in several southeast neighborhoods beginning Tuesday, September 2.

Smoke testing will be done in the area generally bounded by Paulding Road on...