News release from the City of Fort Wayne:
Mayor Henry names appointments to Legacy review committee
(August 28, 2014) – Mayor Tom Henry today announced his appointments to the Legacy review committee.
Under the Legacy review process approved by City Council earlier this week, a nine-member committee will be responsible for reviewing requests for Legacy funding. The committee is comprised of three members of Mayor Henry’s administration, three members of City Council, and three citizen members (one selected by the Mayor, one selected by City Council, and one selected by the committee). The committee is designed to enhance the City’s Legacy initiative.
Mayor Henry’s appointees:
- Al Moll, Director, Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department
- Heather Presley-Cowen, Deputy Director, City of Fort Wayne Community Development Division
- Stephanie Crandall, Legislative & Business Liaison, City of Fort Wayne
- Ron Turpin, Head of Financial Operations – Distribution, Lincoln Financial Group
In addition to the Mayor’s office and City Council making requests for Legacy funding, the establishment of the review process allows private and non-profit entities the opportunity to apply for Legacy funding.
Proposals will be evaluated based on the guiding principles set forth in the original Legacy ordinance and the subsequent recommendations made by the Legacy Task Force and Legacy Champion Teams. Committee members will also be given the flexibility to consider unique opportunities that may emerge. The committee will provide recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on which proposals meet the criteria to be considered for Legacy funding.
Legacy funds come from two sources: the City Light Lease Settlement reached between the City of Fort Wayne and Indiana Michigan Power; and the Fort Wayne Community Trust, established by the City over 30 years ago using a portion of the annual Light Lease payments. The funds are designed to provide catalytic investment, leverage additional resources, and directly benefit residents of Fort Wayne.