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. Thursday, March 1 at Scott'€™s Foods, 5300 Decatur Rd.

Mayor Graham Richard will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming Lean Six Sigma for Government conference February 27-28 in Alexandria, Va.

Mayor Richard'€™s presentation, “Performance is the Best Politics: How to Create High Performance Government Using Lean Six Sigma,” will focus on innovation,


Mayor Graham Richard tonight announced a new grassroots public campaign to engage the community in energy saving and air quality practices. Mayor Richard made the announcement as part of his Report to the People speech to the Southwest Area Partnership.

The campaign will include a community


The City of Fort Wayne today released more details on the proposal received for the downtown hotel component of the Harrison Square mixed-use development. Acquest Realty Advisors, Inc. along with White Lodging Services Corporation has submitted a response, which calls for a full-service


Mayor Graham Richard tonight announced the City of Fort Wayne will invest $60 million to upgrade transportation, water, sewer, and stormwater systems. Mayor Richard made the announcement as part of his Report to the People speech to the Northwest Area Partnership.

“Infrastructure investments will


The City of Fort Wayne and the Fort Wayne Chapter of the American Institute of Architects will hold two design workshops in an effort to make enhancements to the Wells Street corridor from Superior Street to State Boulevard.

The workshops will be held at 2 and 6 p.m. Thursday, February 22 at 2000


Potential homeowners have an opportunity to learn about down payment assistance at an upcoming homeownership seminar from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, February 22 in the Chase Auditorium on the second floor of

One Summit Square
in downtown Fort Wayne.

The City of Fort Wayne and Community Connections, the


Mayor Graham Richard'€™s Report to the People to the Southeast Area Partnership scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the League for the Blind & Disabled has been postponed due to inclement weather. The report will be rescheduled. The new date will be announced in the coming weeks.

The City of Fort Wayne, Allen County and the City of New Haven have announced snow status changes.

Effective at noon:
* The City of Fort Wayne will no longer be under a Snow Emergency. City Street Department crews have worked to clear main arterial streets. However, several City streets remain


Due to the inclement weather, the Board of Public Works and the Board of Stormwater Management will not meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, February 14 in the Omni Room of the City-County Building. Contractors'€™ preparing bids in anticipation of tomorrow'€™s meeting will have until 9 a.m. Wednesday,


Plan-it Allen!, the first-ever, joint land use and development plan for Allen County and Fort Wayne, will be presented to several governing bodies in February and March.

Preliminary timeline:

Feb. 13: Introduction to Fort Wayne City Council

Feb. 19: Fort Wayne Plan Commission public hearing



Mayor Graham Richard tonight announced the City this year will invest nearly $2 million to expand and improve greenways and trails. The Mayor made the announcement during his Report to the People speech to the Northeast Area Partnership.

Greenway highlights for 2007

* Resurface nearly two miles of the


The City of Fort Wayne has added language translation links to its website,

The languages are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Arabic. The website uses Google Translation Tools to perform the language translations.



Mayor Graham Richard today announced his support for proposed legislation in the Indiana General Assembly that would create a Regional Development Authority for Northeast Indiana. Mayor Richard made the announcement during his Report to the People speech at the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of


Tonight'€™s Neighborhood Associations'€™ Presidents Meeting has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The meeting was scheduled to start at 7 p.m. in the Omni Room of the City-County Building. The next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, March 5.

Today is National EITC Awareness Day across the country. The City of Fort Wayne participates in the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program 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


The Sewer Advisory Group will host an upcoming public meeting to allow residents to learn more about proposed changes to the City'€™s sanitary sewer rates. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 7 in the Omni Room of the City-County Building.

The proposal calls for increasing


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


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