The City of Fort Wayne'€™s sixth annual International Festival will be held from noon-8 p.m. Saturday, March 11 at the Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.

The theme for this year'€™s festival is “Unifying the Community.” The festival is sponsored by the City of Fort Wayne and the...

The City of Fort Wayne has saved over $300,000 since 2005 by purchasing vehicles for City use through a new bidding process.

The City partnered with Allen County in the creation of the new bid process, which allows for all surrounding municipalities, school systems and other governmental entities


Mayor Graham Richard today announced a new study shows a demand for housing in downtown Fort Wayne. Mayor Richard'€™s announcement came at the beginning of a daylong event, “Downtown Partners in Progress,” to showcase the housing study and downtown partnership development programs.

Mayor Graham Richard'€™s office has announced the rescheduled dates for the two Report to the People sessions that were postponed earlier this month.

Thursday, March 16; 6:30 p.m.

Northwest Area Partnership (NWAP); Northridge Baptist Church, 1300 E. Cook Rd.

Wednesday, March 22; 6:30 p.m. ...

Mayor Graham Richard will be the featured speaker at the Goshen College Business Luncheon from 12:55-1:30 p.m. Thursday, February 23 at Goshen College'€™s Fellowship Hall of College Mennonite Church.

Mayor Richard'€™s speech is titled “Fort Wayne: The Power of High Performance Partnerships.” Mayor


Mayor Graham Richard'€™s Reports to the People for this week have been postponed due to the Mayor being ill.

Postponed meetings:
Wednesday, February 15; 7 p.m.

Southwest Area Partnership (SWAP); Canterbury High School, 3210 Smith Rd.

Thursday, February 16; 6:30 p.m.
Northwest Area Partnership


A group of community leaders will meet to begin studying the feasibility of a downtown mixed-use baseball stadium. The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 14 at the Baker & Daniels law office, 111 E. Wayne St.

Last October, Mayor Graham Richard announced a call for action to begin


The City of Fort Wayne'€™s Fleet contractor, First Vehicle Services (FVS), has received ISO9001:2000 certification.

ISO9001:2000 certification is a top honor in the Fleet profession. The City and FVS partner on administrative and managerial functions of fleet management. This includes


City leaders tonight will present an update to City Council on the Regional Public Safety Academy planned for Southtown Centre. Officials plan to break ground in June with the facility opening in November 2007.

The City of Fort Wayne has launched its Net Literacy Fort Wayne program. The program is one of the City'€™s iTeams. Last year, Mayor Graham Richard created iTeams to promote innovation and investment. Net Literacy Fort Wayne is based on the Central Indiana cross generational program.

At a recent


Mayor Graham Richard will be a keynote speaker at the 2006 ASQ Six Sigma Conference in Palm Springs, California, Monday, February 6. Mayor Richard will lead a session on the use of Six Sigma in local government. The City of Fort Wayne has saved over $10 million by using Lean Six Sigma to better


STAR Financial Bank, the City'€™s contractor for City Utilities billing operations, is offering free City Utilities services for one year to select City Utilities customers.

Customers that currently receive their Utility bill online or customers that want to begin receiving their Utility bill


Mayor Graham Richard today announced his support for the creation of a Regional Marketing Partnership for economic development. Mayor Richard made the announcement during his Report to the People speech at the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce.

City Street Department crews today finished the leaf pickup program for 2005. All three sections of the City have had three rounds of leaf pickup. Crews collected 18,000 tons of leaves.

Street Department crews will now focus on snow and ice removal.

The Sewer Advisory Group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 1. The meeting will be held in the Utility Administration Conference Room 280 of the City-County Building.

City Utilities staff members will present updates on the City'€™s Combined Sewer Capacity Improvements Program and Water


Mayor Graham Richard today was joined by the “Mayor'€™s Money in Your Pocket” partners to announce plans for the 2006 Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program, which runs January 28-April 13.

The program will kickoff with a “Super Saturday” event from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, January 28 at the Wayne


City Street Department leaf pickup crews have finished the final pickup in the North section of the City. Crews are collecting leaves in the Central section for the final pickup in that area. Once the Central area is complete, crews will move to the South section.

Mayor Graham Richard today was the guest speaker at the Downtown Rotary where he presented a preview of his 2006 Report to the People sessions.

Mayor Richard expressed his support for proposed legislation in the Indiana General Assembly that promotes more local control and flexibility for