Mayor Henry To Participate In Climate Leadership Summit

Mayor Tom Henry will be a featured panelist at the Climate Leadership Summit to be held Wednesday in Indianapolis.

The Summit is designed to inspire action to create climate resilient communities across Indiana. Topics of discussion will include green jobs, public health and youth engagement. The event is led by Earth Charter Indiana, McKinney Family Foundation and the City of Indianapolis.

“Climate change greatly impacts our quality of life and economic well-being. It’s important for government leaders and stakeholders to collaborate to move our respective communities in the right direction,” said Mayor Henry. “I’m looking forward to sharing best practices from Fort Wayne and learning about other efforts to improve our environment.”

The City of Fort Wayne has a strong commitment to sustainability, which has been done through increasing energy independence at the sewage treatment plant, changing traffic signals to energy efficient LED lighting, environmentally-friendly vehicles as part of the City’s fleet of vehicles, and recycling participation. The City is also investing in its stormwater and sewer systems to improve river water quality.