May 3, 2021 - On Friday, April 30, the family of Victure Lee Scruggs unveiled the new Victure Scruggs Memorial Parkway, located on Winter Street between Lewis and Hayden. The City’s Public Works Division offers citizens the opportunity to designate a section of road as a Memorial Parkway through an application process.

Victure Scruggs’ nomination letter referred to him as a politician, counselor, leader and friend who was caring, resourceful and happy to offer help, no matter the task. The nomination also outlined how he provided exceptional service to the East Central Neighborhood Association (ECNA) and the community of Fort Wayne. He was member of ECNA for over 40 years, beginning in 1972 when it was established, and held the offices of president, vice president and secretary. He served on numerous boards and committees, including the NAACP. Scruggs stepped in to finish the term of councilman John Nuckols from 1982 – 1983. As a precinct manager for over 40 years, Scruggs worked hard to improve voter registration. Victure Scruggs was recognized as a true asset to our community.

Memorial Parkway designation information can be found at cityoffortwayne.org/publicworks/traffic-engineering.html under Memorial Parkway.