FreistrofferTom Freistroffer, a native of Fort Wayne, was elected to the City Council in 2015 as a member at-large. Tom currently is co-chair of the City Council's Regulations Committee.

He is an entrepreneur, owner of two businesses and he has been a teacher, as well as a coach working with youth, for approximately 15 years.

Tom is a graduate of Central Cathloic High School and earned a BA in social studies at the University of Notre Dame. He furthered his studies and gained a Masters Degree in Education from Indiana University. Tom has been a teacher and coach in the Fort Wayne Community Schools, the South West Allen County Schools and Bishop Dwenger High School. He has sat on the Board of Zoning Appeals for the City of Fort Wayne.

Today, Tom is an Indiana Certified Residential Appraiser, having appraised hundreds of homes in the Greater Fort Wayne area, as well as flood-prone areas for the City of Fort Wayne.

With his background in business, real estate and education, Tom hopes to bring valuable assets to the City Council table. Paramount for Tom as an elected official, is to bring business and economic development to Fort Wayne; progressing our riverfront development, supporting public safety and neighborhood infrastructure. As a member of the Fort Wayne Board of Realtors, it is important to maintain a strong housing market, too.


Other issues important to Tom are maintaining a strong, level budget, local government transparency, communication and working diligently with all members of City Council.

Tom is an active member of St. Jude's Parish, proud father of two sons and two daughters. He and his wife Beth enjoy seven grandchildren.


Councilman Freistroffer may be reached at:

1804 Pemberton

Fort Wayne, IN  46805

(260) 704-4229

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200 E. Berry St., Ste. 120

Fort Wayne, IN  46805