Mayor Graham Richard will provide welcoming remarks at the Midwest Telecom Expo at around 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, October 24. The conference runs today through October 25 at the Grand Wayne Center.

The Midwest Telecom Expo brings together more than 800 technology professionals from across the country.


City officials soon will begin a series of meetings to discuss a proposed sanitary sewer rate increase.

The proposal calls for increasing sewer rates by 25%. The rates would need to be approved by the Board of Public Works and City Council. If approved, the rate would go into effect February 1,


City Street Department crews today finished the first collection of leaves in the south section of the City. Crews will move to the central section of the City beginning Thursday, October 19. Crews will also be in the central section the week of October 23. Residents can learn more about the Leaf


Mayor Graham Richard will speak at the Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting October 19 in Denver.

Mayor Richard will discuss “Making Public-Private Partnerships Work.” Mayor Richard will focus on the City'€™s Renaissance Pointe development. Renaissance Pointe includes plans for 400 new homes, the


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City Street Department crews today kicked off the City'€™s annual Leaf Pickup program. Crews are in the south section of the City this week collecting leaves. Residents should have their leaves ready for pickup on the first day of their scheduled week. The Street Department will be in the area


The community will have an opportunity to tour Fort Wayne'€™s Camp Scott Wetlands at an open house from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, October 21. The site is located at 3615 Oxford St. The open house is free and open to the public.

Enjoy activities for children, informative talks, snacks, history, and


Mayor Graham Richard today visited Glenwood Park Elementary School to promote a nationwide program, Change a Light, Change the World.

Mayor Richard called on residents to replace frequently used light bulbs with Energy Star marked compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL). Each CFL lasts as long as eight


A tree planting event in Fort Wayne'€™s Harvester neighborhood will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 14. The location is the southwest corner of Edsall and McCormick avenues. Saturday'€™s activities are part of National NeighborWoods Month, a national campaign to regreen America'€™s cities.


City leaders today unveiled new signage in the Renaissance Pointe, A Front Porch Community, development area as progress continues to be made on the City'€™s urban revitalization initiative.

The signs feature renderings of what segments of the new neighborhood will look like.

Residents are


Mayor Graham Richard today led a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction on the Wabash & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. The trail is the next step in the community'€™s efforts to expand the Rivergreenway network.

The project is divided into four phases. Phase III will be the first


The City of Fort Wayne'€™s Fleet Management Department has been recognized by Fleet Equipment magazine as the best fleet in North America. City Fleet Manager Larry Campbell was in Norfolk, Va., Monday to accept the award.

The 2006 Global Trade Expo planned for Wednesday, October 11 at the Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd., has been cancelled. The event will be rescheduled for next spring. A time and date will be announced at a later time.



Mayor Graham Richard today released the Green Ribbon Commission report that outlines a comprehensive energy and clean air plan for the community.

“We appreciate the hard work and commitment of the members of the Green Ribbon Commission,” said Mayor Richard. “Their findings reinforce the urgency to


Potential homeowners have an opportunity to learn about down payment assistance at an upcoming homebuyer workshop, “Homeownership is Possible,” from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, October 7 at the Taylor University library, 1025 W. Rudisill Blvd.

The City of Fort Wayne and Community Connections, the


City living is the topic on the newest episode of “Building a Better Community,” which focuses on the City'€™s Division of Community Development.

The program runs at 9 a.m. Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and 6 p.m. Sundays on City TV Comcast Channel 58.

Host John Perlich, Director of Public


Progress continues to be made on the Renaissance Pointe development in southeast Fort Wayne. Several streets in the development area have been converted from one-way streets to two-way streets.

* Weisser Park Avenue

* John Street

* Gay Street

* Smith Street

* Oliver Street

* Bowser Avenue

Mayor Graham Richard will be a featured speaker at the Leadership Oklahoma Conference September 22 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

The Mayor'€™s speech, “Leading into the Future through Innovation and High Performance,” will focus on how Fort Wayne uses technology and high performance standards in city


The City of Fort Wayne'€™s Green City Public Outreach Campaign has unveiled an official logo.

The logo was designed by Stephanie Fenstermaker, a junior at the University of St. Francis. Fenstermaker is majoring in Communication Arts and Graphic Design in the School of Creative Arts at the


A $32 million project to increase sewage capacity at the Water Pollution Control Plant will reach another milestone as crews prepare to start the concrete work on the new primary settling tanks. Today, City leaders presented an update on the project.

The expansion of the primary settling tanks is