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.
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.
MAYOR HENRY WELCOMES NEW RECRUITS OF FORT WAYNE FIRE DEPARTMENT
January 25, 2016 - Mayor Tom Henry today joined leaders of the Fort Wayne Fire Department to welcome the 17 members of the department’s 88th recruit class.
The recruits are beginning a16-week process to become firefighters for the City of Fort Wayne. The anticipated graduation date is May 13.
Breakdown of the new recruit class:
12 Caucasian males 2 Caucasian females 2 Hispanic/Latino males 1 African American male
“Nothing is more important than the safety of our residents,” said Mayor Henry. “We work each day to ensure our community is as safe as possible. We have an outstanding fire department committed to being the best. We’re fortunate to be in position to add new firefighters as we continue to move our City in the right direction.”