Leaders today announced the schedule for the Indianapolis Colts-Chicago Bears “Blue Friday” Rally at 4 p.m. Friday, February 2 on the plaza of the City-County Building.

Schedule of Events

*Mayor Graham Richard and Allen County Commissioners will make welcome comments and read proclamations

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Fort Wayne Mayor Graham Richard today will send a letter to Indianapolis Coach Tony Dungy and Chicago Bears Coach Lovie Smith inviting them to visit Fort Wayne following the Super Bowl.

The City of Fort Wayne has created the Top 10 reasons why the coaches and their families should visit Fort Wayne.

Mayor Graham Richard today was the featured speaker at the Downtown Rotary where he presented a preview of his upcoming 2007 Report to the People sessions.

Mayor Richard discussed the importance of investing in downtown and re-emphasized his support for Harrison Square, a proposal to bring a signature

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The City of Fort Wayne, Allen County and IPFW have reached an agreement on a memorandum of understanding to examine the potential re-use of Memorial Stadium.

Last month, the City of Fort Wayne announced plans for a proposed mixed-use downtown development, “Harrison Square,” that would include a

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The City of Fort Wayne and Allen County will host a Community Indianapolis Colts-Chicago Bears “Blue Friday” Rally at 4 p.m. Friday, February 2 on the plaza of the City-County Building. (The event will be moved to the City-County Building lobby in the event of inclement weather).

Following the

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The City of Fort Wayne today released the schedule for Mayor Graham Richard'€™s 2007 Report to the People sessions.

Each Report to the People session will feature a recap of accomplishments and a look ahead to what city government will work on to improve services. All of the reports are open to the

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The City of Fort Wayne has developed a first-ever energy policy to improve government services and promote energy savings and cleaner air quality. The energy policy was made official through an executive order signed by Mayor Graham Richard.

Key elements of the energy policy:

Energy conservation

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Mayor Graham Richard has named John Urbahns as the City'€™s Director of the Division of Community Development.

Urbahns has worked in the City'€™s Division of Community Development since 1996. Most recently, Urbahns served as Deputy Director of Community Development with a focus on planning, policy

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Fort Wayne Mayor Graham Richard has written a book, Performance is the Best Politics: How to Create High-Performance Government Using Lean Six Sigma.

The book shares the stories of city employees pursuing excellence in city services. It also explains how Fort Wayne became a national leader in

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Community leaders today announced a series of public meetings to update citizens on the progress being made on Plan-it Allen!, the first-ever, joint land use and development plan for Allen County and Fort Wayne.

The final draft of the plan will be presented at the meetings. Following the series of

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The Community Service Council and the Neighborhood Associations of Fort Wayne will hold a “State of Health Care” community meeting. Guest speakers will include representatives from Parkview Health, the Lutheran Health Network, the VA hospital, and Three Rivers Ambulance Authority. The meeting will

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Mayor Graham Richard today was joined by City of Fort Wayne, Allen County and State government leaders as well as the owner of the Fort Wayne Wizards, and business, community and neighborhood leaders to present an update on plans for a proposed downtown development project with the working name of

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Fort Wayne'€™s 21st Century Scholars iTeam will be holding an upcoming community event.

The Twenty First Century Scholars staff will be enrolling students from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, December 30 at Scott'€™s Foods, 1125 W. State Blvd.

Students entering 7th and 8th grade in the 2007-08 school

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The City of Fort Wayne'€™s Net Literacy iTeam will hold a Computer Drive December 27-29. Individuals in the community may be receiving new computers for the holidays and looking for a home for an older computer.

Individuals and companies are asked to donate computers that they no longer use.

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Mayor Graham Richard today announced the Holiday Cab program will begin Thursday, December 21.

In its 19th year, the Holiday Cab program offers free cab rides to people who may be impaired. Cab rides are provided within a 10-mile radius of downtown Fort Wayne. The program runs December

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The City of Fort Wayne today announced a partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children as a way to keep the community'€™s children safe.

The program will include community gatherings to educate parents and children. The sessions will focus on child safety and the prevention

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Later today, the City of Fort Wayne'€™s Net Literacy iTeam and Bishop Luers'€™ Key Club students will lead training sessions to teach senior citizens basic Internet and computer skills.

The sessions will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. at Concord Village (Lutheran Homes), 6723 S. Anthony Blvd. and the

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Potential homeowners have an opportunity to learn about down payment assistance at an upcoming homebuyer workshop, “Homeownership is Possible,” from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 13 at the Allen County Public Library Little Turtle Branch, 2201 Sherman Blvd.

The City of Fort Wayne and

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The City of Fort Wayne has received a $180,000 flood mitigation assistance grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to purchase three homes.

The homes have been damaged by flooding in recent years. Two of the homes are located in the Junk Ditch area. The other home is in the

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