Gary Mayor to appear on Chicago’s Windy City Live – Wed., July 23, 2014

July 22nd, 2014

Watch Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson discuss City of Gary’s upcoming events and more on Windy City Live, Wednesday, July 23, 2014!  


Next Week in Gary Newsletter – June 19-26, 2014

July 21st, 2014

Please spread the word about the following events taking place next week in the Steel City. The City of Gary has a Facebook page! Please friend us using keyword: Team Gary Indiana and follow us on Twitter @TeamGaryIndiana. Updates can also be found on the City of Gary’s website at, where you can also [...]


Video: City of Gary Shares Update on Sheraton Demolition, Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative

July 17th, 2014

Early Thursday, the City of Gary hosted a press conference to share details of its Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative and a status update on the Sheraton demolition project. Mayor Freeman-Wilson welcomed a host of partners including, HUD Region 5 Regional Administrator Antonio Riley, EPA Region 5 Regional Administrator Susan Hedman and Bill Hanna, President [...]


Video: City of Gary’s 10th Annual Clean Water Celebration

July 16th, 2014

  Gary, Indiana- The Clean Water Festival took place on Saturday, June 28, 2014. GSWMD and its Water Quality Partners were out in the Miller Beach area to “Celebrate Our Coast” with a day of free recreational, healthy, and fun activities for youth and adults to enjoy.  The outdoor event began at 11:00 a.m. near [...]


Video: Gary honors Mayor Rudolph “Rudy” Clay with memorial highway naming ceremony

July 9th, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – On July 11, 2014, the City of Gary along with Representative Charlie Brown (D-Gary) and Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will hold a naming ceremony in honor of the late Mayor Rudolph “Rudy” Clay who passed away in June 2013. The ceremony will take place at 10am on the front steps of Gary City Hall located [...]


Fund Established In Memory Of Gary Police Officer

July 12th, 2014

A memorial account has been established through the Gary FOP for anyone interested in making donations to the Jeff Westerfield family. Donations can be deposited at any BMO Harris bank under the Gary FOP Lodge 61 Memorial Fund for Jeff Westerfield. Anyone not able to locate a BMO Harris near them can mail donations to: [...]


Participate in Gary’s National Night Out

July 21st, 2014

Come and join us in remembering Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield, with food, games, crime awareness information, and more. National Night Out will be held on, Tuesday, August 5 at Froebel Park (15th and Madison St.) from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. Learn how to get involved and help fight crime as well as enjoy a fun night out [...]


Help Form a Transformation Plan- RFPs Needed

July 21st, 2014

The Community Development and Legacy Foundation Request Proposals need your help in order to form a transformation plan. Proposal Packets are available starting July 11, 2014. Reply to Arlene Colvin, Director Community Development Department Issue Date: July 11, 2014 Closing Date: July 25, 2014  


City of Gary to Host Strong Cities, Strong Communities Program Launch and Sheraton Demolition Update

July 16th, 2014

WHO:                Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, City of Gary officials, HUD Region 5 Regional Administrator Antonio Riley, EPA Region 5 Regional Administrator Susan Hedman and Bill Hanna, President of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority WHAT:              In January of 2014, the White House announced the City of Gary as a recipient for the Strong Cities, Strong Communities designation.  [...]



July 12th, 2014

“Alyce, luckily, hasn’t needed another surgery in over a year” Gary native Alyce, pronounced “Aleece”, is the definition of a trooper. Suffering since birth of her life-threatening condition, 18-year-old Alyce manages to stay happy almost all the time. She is outgoing, eager and always willing to learn.   When Alyce was born, she wasn’t breathing [...]


City in Search of Participants for National Night Out (Aug. 5, 2014)

July 12th, 2014

The City of Gary and Gary Police Department will once again host National Night Out, Tuesday, August 5 at Froebel Park (15th and Madison St.) from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.   The purpose of National Night Out is to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit [...]


Coffee with the Mayor – Tuesday, July 15 at 8AM

July 12th, 2014

In an effort to continue to connect with citizens of Gary throughout the city, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson has launched an initiative titled “Coffee with the Mayor.”   Every other week, Mayor Freeman-Wilson will visit a popular breakfast spot in the city where she will sit and chat with residents to hear their concerns and suggestions. [...]




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