Councilwoman Michelle Chambers is a native of Fort Wayne, she’s the Business Owner of Signing Closers LLC, wife of Dr. Benny Fair Jr, DPM owner of Lafayette Foot and Ankle Clinic located in Fort Wayne. Prior to assuming office, she has been strong community advocate serving on several civic and nonprofit boards for the last decade in Fort Wayne. She holds the distinction of being National Urban Fellow and Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development. Additionally, she holds two additional certificates: one in Executive Leadership from Kansas University and another in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California.
Councilwoman Chambers public service career spans over two decades, working in local municipalities, over-seeing human services and workforce development programming for underserved communities, at-risk youth and their families, direct oversight of multimillion-dollar community, economic and redevelopment projects. She’s an Adjunct Professor at Vincennes University where she teaches Business and Political Science classes for East Allen County University, in addition to her professorship, she teaches Entrepreneur Business Startup classes for the City of Fort Wayne’s Build Program.
Councilwoman Chambers assumed office on January 1, 2020, she created Fort Wayne political history being 1 of the 2 first African-American women elected to City Council and the first African-American woman to hold an At-Large Council seat. Michelle's current term ends on January 1, 2024.Councilwoman Chambers is currently serviing as the co-chair of the Public Works Committee.
Councilwoman Michelle Chambers can be reached at:
or through the City Council Office at:
200 E. Berry St., Ste. 120
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802