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GOOD STEWARDSHIP OF TAXPAYER MONEY

Mayor Henry has a strong record of successes in neighborhood infrastructure improvements, downtown development, job creation, business expansions, advances in public safety, and enhancements to the City’s world-class park system, all while keeping taxes historically low. Below are the highlights of successes under Mayor Henry’s leadership since he took office in January 2008:

  • Job growth/retention and private investment will continue at full throttle. Since 2012, more than 24,000 jobs have been retained, 8,000 jobs have been created, and a total private investment of nearly $3 billion.
  • Our city parks are thriving. There will be $3 million in improvements in our parks. In addition, work is scheduled to begin on the Franke Park Renaissance, the first phase of a master plan to restore and renovate Fort Wayne’s largest park.
  • Continued downtown revitalization. Construction on The Lofts at Headwaters Park is set to start this year. The Ashberry development, corporate headquarters for STAR Financial Bank, will open later this year, and The Pearl, another mixed-use development, will be complete in late 2024.
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Mayor Henry is making the government the best it can be for residents and businesses by demonstrating a commitment to ENGAGEMENT, INNOVATION, and PERFORMANCE.

  • Engagement – often referred to as “The People’s Mayor,” Tom Henry is out in our community to listen to the needs of residents and business leaders. 
  • Innovation – Mayor Henry is working each day to seek new opportunities for the City of Fort Wayne, its residents, and businesses.
  • Performance – when Mayor Henry, his staff, and members of our community perform at a high level, as it has collectively done for the past 16 years, we all benefit.

Mayor Henry is proud of the successes the city has realized under his leadership, but understands that it is our citizens who make this community a great place to call home. The mayor has accomplished much over the past 16 years and wants to continue the positive momentum and investment. The City of Fort Wayne is on the rise, and its future is bright. Mayor Henry is energized and encouraged, as he believes the best is yet to come!