February 22, 2024 - Mayor Tom Henry today announced Michael Patton, MNA as the new executive director of Fort Wayne UNITED.

Patton brings multiple decades of expertise and leadership to Fort Wayne UNITED and the City of Fort Wayne. Most recently, Patton served as the diversity compliance inclusion officer for the City of South Bend. He also has professional experience with the Foundation of Saint Joseph Health System in Mishawaka, WorkOne of Northern Indiana in South Bend, President and CEO of the Urban League of South Bend/St. Joseph County, Board President South Bend Branch of the NAACP, and 1st Source Bank in South Bend.

February 16, 2024 - United Response, which offers financial assistance to families who have lost a loved one to homicide, has helped five families already this year.

That’s two less than the number of families assisted all of last year, according to information the city of Fort Wayne provided Friday.

Allen County has already had six homicides this year, based on rulings from the local coroner’s office. Last year, the county had 31.

July 20, 2023 - Mayor Tom Henry today announced that he will partner with a number of African American pastors to launch a new group called the Ubuntu Collaborative. Ubuntu means “I am because we are,” and the hope of the newly developed group is to reignite the rich history of advocacy and collective impact that was present in the generations of unified African American pastors that came before. Also, the goal is to further engage and serve the African American community by uniting the strengths, talents and passions of all of the pastors who will be a part of the Ubuntu Collaborative. Mayor Henry will host quarterly meetings with the pastors with the intent of combining the collective wisdom and diverse resources of the pastors along with the resources of the City of Fort Wayne to effectively address the various needs and challenges that exist within our community.