Legacy review committee to hold first meeting


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News release from the City of Fort Wayne:

Legacy review committee to hold first meeting

(September 26, 2014) – The Legacy Joint Funding Committee will hold its first meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30.

The meeting is open to the public and will be held in Room 030 on the Garden Level in Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St.

Under the Legacy review process approved by City Council in August, a nine-member committee will be responsible for reviewing requests for Legacy funding. The committee is comprised of three members of Mayor Tom 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.

Committee members:

*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, citizen member appointment of Mayor Henry
*Tom Didier, City Council
*Geoff Paddock, City Council
*Tom Smith, City Council
*Charles MacPherson, citizen member appointment of City Council
*The final citizen member will be selected by the committee at Tuesday’s meeting

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.


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