June 2, 2017 - I am deeply concerned about President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. Climate change greatly impacts our quality of life and economic well-being.

The City of Fort Wayne has a strong commitment to sustainability, which we have done through increasing energy independence at the sewage treatment plant, changing traffic signals to energy efficient LED lighting, and encouraging recycling. We are investing in our stormwater and sewer systems to improve the quality of our rivers, which is leading to a revitalization of our neighborhoods and downtown and attracting businesses that bring more jobs to our area.

Despite this setback on the federal level, our local efforts to improve our environment will continue.