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Press release from the City of Fort Wayne:
Mayor Henry selected by peers to head Urban Mayors Caucus
Bipartisan group of mayors from Indiana’s largest cities to share best practices, advocate at Statehouse
Mayors from Indiana’s largest cities selected Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry earlier this month as the chair of the new Indiana Urban Mayors Caucus.
“I am honored to be elected by my peers as the first chairman of this bipartisan group of mayors. Since taking office, I have seen first hand how Indiana’s largest cities share many of the same challenges and opportunities, ranging from public safety to shrinking revenues to downtown revitalization and maintaining quality housing stock. This caucus will give Indiana’s largest cities an additional venue to share ideas and best practices while advocating at the Statehouse for the cities where more than 40 percent of Hoosiers live,” said Mayor Henry.
The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns will provide administrative services to the new group. The bipartisan caucus will meet throughout the year with concentrating on the legislative session at the Statehouse and pledged to have leadership from both parties. Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard is the vice chair.
“While each city in the caucus is unique, this group will allow us to discuss what our state’s metropolitan areas need in order to be our most successful and productive. There is no better source of information about urban Indiana than the mayors involved in this group,” Mayor Henry said.
The caucus will next meet in October as part of the annual IACT conference to be held in French Lick.