Fort Wayne, Indiana
|Fort Wayne, Indiana|
|Last mayoral election:||2012|
|Next mayoral election:||2015|
|Last city council election:||2012|
|Next city council election:||2015|
|City council seats:||9|
|2014-2015 FY Budget:||$182 million|
|Population in 2013:||256,496|
Hispanic or Latino 8.0%
African American 15.4%
Two or More 3.5%
|Median household income:||$44,599|
|High school graduation rate:||88.0%|
|College graduation rate:||25.6%|
|Related Fort Wayne offices|
|Indiana Congressional Delegation|
Indiana State Legislature
Indiana state executive offices
- 1 City government
- 2 Elections
- 3 Budget
- 4 Contact information
- 5 Lobbying
- 6 Ballot measures
- 7 Website evaluation
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
- 10 References
The city of Fort Wayne utilizes a "strong mayor" and city council system. In this form of municipal government, the city council serves as the city's primary legislative body and the mayor serves as the city's chief executive.
The mayor serves as the city's chief executive, and is responsible for proposing a budget, signing legislation into law, appointing departmental directors and committee members and overseeing the city's day-to-day operations. The mayor also represents the city on the state, national and international levels. Tom Henry is the current Mayor of Fort Wayne.
The Fort Wayne City Council is the city's primary legislative body. It is responsible for approving and adopting the city budget, levying taxes and making or amending city laws and policies.
The city council consists of nine members. Three are elected at-large, while the other six are elected by the city's six districts.
A full list of city council members can be found here.
Commissions, boards and committees
A series of advisory boards and commissions that are made up of non-elected citizens, whom city council members have appointed and approved, advises the Fort Wayne City Council. The roles of these boards and commissions are to review, debate and comment upon city policies and legislation and to make recommendations to the city council.
For a full list of Lincoln's commissions, boards and committees, see here.
The city of Fort Wayne, Indiana will hold elections for mayor and city council in 2015. Information on election dates will be posted once they are made available. All nine city council seats are up for election.
Fort Wayne's adopted operating budget for fiscal year 2014 was $182 million.
City of Fort Wayne
200 East Berry St., Suite 425
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone: (260) 427-8311
To contact individual council members, see here.
In 2013, Fort Wayne's federal lobbying related expenses amounted to approximately $80,000. The issues for which the city filed in 2013, as well as the number of reports, can be seen in the box below. The issues column lists the generic issues that lobbyists working for local governments are required by law to disclose on quarterly federal disclosure forms. The reports column gives the number of reports lobbyists filed in regards to each generic issue. To learn more about the details of the specific issues for which Fort Wayne filed reports, read the federal disclosure forms by clicking the "Issues" links in the box below.
|Federal Lobbying Issues, 2013|
|4||Fed Budget & Appropriations|
|4||Environment & Superfund|
- See also: Allen County, Indiana ballot measures
|Fund||Unfunded Actuarial Accrued Liability (UAAL)||UAAL as a Percentage of Covered Payroll|
|Public Employees' Retirement Fund||$31,955,519||65%|
|Police Officers' Pension Plan||$113,543,840||14,518%|
|Firefighters' Pension Plan||$97,902,419||195,414%|
|Sanitary Officers' Pension||$6,192,873||N/A|
|Transparency grading process|
See also: Evaluation of Indiana city websites
This website was reviewed on November 9, 2011.
- City council members are listed with election and contact information.
- Council meetings are posted, with schedules, agendas, and minute archives.
- Bid information is posted.
- Budgets and audits are posted, with archives.
- Local tax rates are posted in the "Fort Wayne at a Glance" section of the Budget in Brief.
- Zoning maps are posted.
- Building permits are posted.
- Contact information is posted on department pages.
- No information is posted on government sector lobbying.
- No information is posted on public records requests.
- U.S. Census, "State and County Quick Facts," accessed on August 25, 2014
- Fort Wayne City Code, Sec. 31.01
- City of Fort Wayne, "Office of the Mayor," accessed on August 18, 2014
- Fort Wayne City Council Website, accessed on August 19, 2014
- City of Fort Wayne, "Boards," accessed on August 26, 2014
- City of Fort Wayne, Budget Overview, FY 2014, accessed on August 25, 2014
- Open Secrets, "City of Fort Wayne, IN," accessed on November 11, 2014
- U.S. House of Representatives: Office of the Clerk, "Lobbying Disclosure Act Guidance," accessed on November 11, 2014
- Open Secrets, "Methodology," accessed on November 11, 2014
- Official Fort Wayne website, "2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report," accessed November 9, 2011
- Official Fort Wayne website, "City Council," accessed November 9, 2011
- Official Fort Wayne website, "City Council Meetings," accessed November 9, 2011
- Official Fort Wayne website, "Purchasing," accessed November 9, 2011
- Official Fort Wayne website, "Controller's Office," accessed November 9, 2011
- Official Fort Wayne website, "2011 Budget in Brief," accessed November 9, 2011
- Official Fort Wayne website, "eServices," accessed November 9, 2011