October 6, 2015 - City crews have installed three additional banners as part of the Blue Star Banner program, which recognizes City of Fort Wayne residents and City government employees who are actively deployed.
The banners that were placed honor: *Staff Sergeant Mark Federspiel, U.S. Marine Corp *Specialist Tristan James Noll, U.S. Army *Specialist Dustin York, U.S. Army
INVESTING IN OUR FUTURE: COMMITMENT TO MAINTAIN AND IMPROVE PARKS
October 5, 2015 - Mayor Tom Henry and Parks & Recreation Director Al Moll today provided an update on the 2015 capital improvement projects in our parks and facilities operated by the Parks & Recreation Department. Over thirty projects were started and completed in 2015 and more than fifteen projects are still in progress, with all expected to be finished by the summer of 2016. In total, the City of Fort Wayne has invested close to $2 million in Parks & Recreation Department improvements in 2015.
“I’m encouraged by the progress we’re making in the ongoing commitment to enhance our parks,” said Mayor Henry. “Our parks are an essential component of the outstanding quality of life we enjoy in Fort Wayne and it’s important that we invest in them.”
DOWNTOWN FORT WAYNE; WHAT'S NEXT? JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL EVENT OCT. 22
October 4, 2015 - The City of Fort Wayne and Greater Fort Wayne, Inc. are inviting the public to help determine the future of downtown Fort Wayne. Residents are invited to the Downtown Blueprint Block Party, Thursday, October 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. on The Landing. A brief program will get underway at 5:30 p.m.
Free food and music will be available, as well as the opportunity to provide input about future plans for the downtown area. The Downtown Blueprint is Fort Wayne’s strategic plan for downtown revitalization. First completed in 2002, then updated in 2005, it’s now time to refresh the vision for the heart of the City.
“Downtown and all of Fort Wayne have made tremendous progress over the last decade,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “That did not happen by accident, however; it is the result of thoughtful planning and hard work from City government, the private sector, neighborhood leaders and many other partners. I’m looking forward to continuing the positive momentum we’re experiencing in Fort Wayne as we work together to develop bold initiatives to keep our community moving in the right direction.”