Vision Statement:
The Commission on Police Reform and Racial Justice’s purpose is to help create positive and meaningful change that brings forth racial equity and peace to all Fort Wayne residents, especially those who are Black, people of color, or marginalized, to ensure everyone is respected, appreciated, and valued.

Mission Statement: 
The Commission on Police Reform and Racial Justice, through community dialogue and engagement, will provide recommendations and feedback to the Administration and Fort Wayne Common Council on policies, practices and procedures related to the City of Fort Wayne’s public safety division. 

Ahmed Abdelmageed (United Way of Allen County Advocacy Committee Chair)
Alien Nature (Protest and demonstration organizer/leader)
Sheila Curry-Campbell (Fort Wayne NAACP and Allen County Council member)
Rev. Dr. Anne Epling (First Presbyterian Church)
Larry Gist (MLK Club of Fort Wayne)
Elaena Harris (Faegre Drinker)
Carol Helton (City of Fort Wayne City Attorney)
Joe Jordan (Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne)
Brendon Maxwell (Utopian Coffee)
Marty Pastura (Empowerment Advisors)
Pastor Anthony Pettus (Greater Progressive Baptist Church)
Nikki Quintana (Fort Wayne Metropolitan Human Relations Commission)
Sofia Rosales-Scatena (Fort Wayne Police Department Public Information Officer)
Pastor Steve Terry (New Life Church of God)
Marlon Wardlow (Parkview Health and Fort Wayne Urban League Board Chair)

On June 18, Mayor Tom Henry announced the creation of the Commission on Police Reform and Racial Justice. The new Commission will be chaired by City Councilwoman Michelle Chambers.

The Commission will look at strengths and weaknesses in the community and current challenges that need to be examined, including a further study of the 8 Can’t Wait initiative. In addition, the Commission will have ongoing communication with protest and demonstration leaders and will put together recommendations on possible solutions to present to the Mayor’s office and City Council. 

Next meeting:

pdfJuly 14, 2020
pdfJuly 31, 2020
pdfSeptember 11, 2020

pptSeptember 11, 2020

July 14, 2020
July 31, 2020
September 11, 2020

2020 City of Fort Wayne Budget
pdf2020 Fort Wayne Police Department Budget
Fort Wayne City Council Information 
City of Fort Wayne Laws
State of Indiana Laws

June 26, 2020 - Work to protect our rivers from combined sewer overflows continues throughout the community. To assist with construction, river levels will be lowered to winter-time levels beginning Monday, June 29, 2020, until further notice. The move will help multiple projects currently under construction.

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Holidays Shift Collection Days

When your home’s garbage and recycling collection day falls on one of the holidays listed below, the collection will occur on the following day.  For example, a regular Friday collection would happen on Saturday.

This year, because July 4th is on the weekend, the holiday schedule for the week’s around that day will be the regular collection schedule.

Holiday Schedule 2020

January 1, 2020

May 25, 2020

September 7, 2020

November 26, 2020

December 25, 2020

Again, service will run a day behind on the above dates in observance of these holidays.

If you are a City of Fort Wayne employee and were OCCUPATIONALLY exposed to COVID-19 as a direct result of performing your job duties, please complete the COVID-19 Occupational Exposure Form. This form will be forwarded to Risk Management for review, and they will follow-up as soon as possible.

COVID-19 Occupational Exposure Form


  pdfCOVID-19 Return to Work Guidance Algorithm


TESTING SITEShttps://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2524.htm


Other local options are: 


COVID-19 Employer Contact Tracing

If you are a City of Fort Wayne employee that has been declared a CONFIRMED positive COVID-19 case, and were at work within 7 days prior of testing positive, please complete the COVID-19 EMPLOYER CONTACT TRACING FORM. This form will be forwarded to Risk Management and they will work with Department Management to assist the Allen County Department of Health in contact tracing efforts.

COVID-19 Employer Contact Tracing Form