Press release from Visit Fort Wayne:
2012 Democratic State Convention to be held in Fort Wayne!
Visit Fort Wayne, Mayor Tom Henry, and Indiana’s Third District are pleased to announce the booking of the 2012 Democratic State Convention – the first time this event has been held outside of Indianapolis.
The booking was secured by Visit Fort Wayne and a very dedicated group of volunteers from Indiana’s Third District who were eager to open our doors and share the Northern part of Indiana with the state delegates.
A few reasons the committee chose Fort Wayne include affordability (facilities, parking, hotels, and amenities will be less expensive in Fort Wayne), quality of meeting space, and a strong Democratic base of support. In addition, our bid team made it clear that we have an energized base of people who will work to make the event a success – starting with Mayor Tom Henry, who initially launched the bid proposal.
We are delighted to host this prestigious event, especially during 2012, which will be a presidential election year. We look forward to hosting their meetings and off-site functions, which could include TinCaps games, family and spouse outings, and more.
The event will be held June 15-17, 2012 and should bring 2,000-2,500 people to Fort Wayne over the two-day period.