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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The “Money in Your Pocket” Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program is preparing for 2007.

The City of Fort Wayne and community partners work to assist lower income working families apply for tax refunds.

In 2006, $1.1 million was brought back to working families in the community. In 2005, $1.6

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Due to scheduling conflicts, the Community Services Council (CSC) will not hold its Legislative Preview event that was planned for 6 p.m. Thursday, December 7 at the City-County Building.

Third District City Councilman Tom Didier, Science Central officials and City leaders today led a ceremony to mark the beginning of demolition work on the retaining wall in front of Science Central along Clinton Street.

The wall is being demolished in an effort to enhance the visual aesthetics...

New sidewalks, crosswalks and curb ramps will be constructed in several neighborhoods courtesy of a $250,000 grant from the Indiana Department of Transportation'€™s (INDOT) Safe Routes to School program.

The improvements will link 11 neighborhoods along East State Boulevard and Maysville and

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The Community Services Council (CSC) is hosting a Legislative Preview as a way for residents to interact with elected officials on the top issues facing the 2007 Indiana General Assembly.

The event is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, December 7, 2006, in City Council Chambers Room 126 of the City-County

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Mayor Graham Richard will be a featured speaker at the IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference November 30 in San Francisco, Calif.

Mayor Richard'€™s speech, “Wired and Inspired to Compete in the Flat World,” will look at what Fort Wayne is doing to use technology and innovation to promote

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