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WINTER WEATHER CONTINGENCY PLAN TO BE ACTIVATED BEGINNING WEDNESDAY

February 9, 2016 - Local social service agencies and the City of Fort Wayne today announced due to wind chill conditions forecasted to impact our area in the next few days, the community’s winter weather contingency plan will be activated for the third time this winter season.

Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 10, in addition to the community’s primary warming center hosted by the Rescue Mission, 301 W. Superior St., the City of Fort Wayne will also open a warming center.

City’s warming center schedule:
Wednesday; Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.; 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Thursday-Friday; Community Center, 233 W. Main St.; 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday; Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 

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MAYOR HENRY AND DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT TRUST ANNOUNCE THE MODEL GROUP AS DEVELOPER FOR THE LANDING

February 3, 2016 - Mayor Tom Henry and the Fort Wayne Downtown Development Trust today announced The Model Group has been chosen to redevelop The Landing along West Columbia Street in downtown Fort Wayne.

The Landing will serve as a gathering place for housing, businesses, and entertainment. There is 110,000 square feet available for first floor retail and entertainment and upper floor residential units. The Landing’s redevelopment will represent the most significant mixed-use redevelopment of existing downtown property in decades. 

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MAYOR HENRY AND FWPD ANNOUNCE PLAN TO ADD 26 OFFICERS IN 2017

February 1, 2016 - Mayor Tom Henry and Police Chief Garry Hamilton today announced the Fort Wayne Police Department’s hiring initiative to add 26 new police officers in 2017.

The application process opened today and is available at www.fwpd.org. The application deadline is April 1.  

Written and fitness exams are anticipated to occur in the May-June 2016 timeframe. The scheduled starting date for the 62nd Recruit Class of the Fort Wayne Police Department is January 2017, with graduation scheduled for summer 2017. All new officers will experience six months of supervised assistance before being released to solo patrol. 

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