Mayoral Forum on Quality of Life


 

2019 Mayoral Forum on Quality of Life

The Mayoral Forum on Quality of Life is an initiative to elevate discussion about Fort Wayne’s arts, culture, and quality of life amenities with the city’s mayoral candidates. Arts United will partner with PBS39 and the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics to present a live, televised town hall style discussion with the final Republican and Democratic mayoral candidates at the Auer Auditorium in the Rhinehart Music Center at Purdue Fort Wayne. A date will be confirmed with the final candidates after the primary election. Submit a question to askthecandidate@artsunited.org.

Representatives from Arts United, PBS39 and the Mike Downs Center will compile questions for Bruce Haines, as the forum moderator, to ask the candidates. We will invite some community members to come up to the microphone to ask their questions during the live event.

In April 2019, all mayoral candidates were invited to respond to six questions about their vision for Fort Wayne’s arts, culture, and quality of life, and their views on supporting the excellence of Fort Wayne’s flagship cultural institutions, growing our city’s creative workforce, and making arts experiences more accessible for children and their families. Arts United received responses from Mayor Tom Henry (D), Dr. John Crawford (R), Ms. Gina Burgess (D), and Mr. Tim Smith (R). The candidates’ verbatim responses to all six questions can be found at the link below.

Download the 2019 Mayoral Forum on Quality of Life written responses here.