Archive for the ‘Mayor On The Move’ Category


January 22nd, 2015

Mayors and Police Chiefs Issue Report, Calling for Outside Investigators For Police-Involved Shootings Washington, D.C. – Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, the nation’s mayors today released their recommendations on improving community policing, following a four-month review ofpolicies and best practices nationwide. The recommendations were unveiled by […]


Gary Mayor Files to Run for 2nd Term

January 14th, 2015

(Source: Carole Carlson of the Post-Tribune)   (Gary, IND. ) – Earlier today, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson filed for her slot in the race for the Mayoral primary at the Lake County Government Center in Crown Point, IN.   Freeman-Wilson is the first female mayor of Gary, and the only female African-American mayor in the State […]


Gary Mayor to file for Election Today

January 14th, 2015

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will file for her slot in the race for the Mayoral primary this morning at 9am at the Lake County Government Center in Crown Point, IN. Freeman-Wilson is the first female mayor of Gary, and the only female African-American mayor in the state of Indiana. “We are headed in the right […]


Gary, Indiana Mayor Appointed By U.S. Conference of Mayors to Chair Policy Committee to Address Police-Involved Shootings

December 17th, 2014

  On November 20, Conference of Mayors President Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson appointed Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson to chair a working group of mayors and police chiefs charged with developing policy recommendations in response to the aftermath of the police-involved shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson (MO). Lessons that can be learned from Ferguson were […]


Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson to Appear on CBS Evening News to Discuss Race Relations

December 9th, 2014

Gary, Indiana Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will appear on CBS Evening News, Wed. Dec. 10 at 5:30p.m. CST/ 6:30p.m. EST in a panel discussion about Race Relations in America. Last week, Freeman-Wilson was invited to a task force meeting hosted by President Obama to discuss community policing and race relations. She was invited to be interviewed […]


Gary Mayor Meets with President Obama and other Leaders to Discuss Community Policing

December 2nd, 2014

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Yesterday, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson joined a host of elected officials, civil rights activists and faith leaders at the White House to meet with President Obama to discuss how to improve relationships between citizens and law enforcement. After participating in the discussion, she issued the following statement:   “Yesterday, I was humbled to […]


Mayor to Present Proclamation to One Church, One School Delegacy

October 3rd, 2014

WHO:  Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Dr. Cheryl Pruitt, Superintendent of Schools; Dr. Phedonia Johnson, Executive Director of One Church, One School (OCOS); Rev. Jerry Protho, President of OCOS Gary Chapter; Rev. Carrell K. Cargle, Sr., Coordinator for OCOS Gary Chapter WHAT:  Mayor Freeman-Wilson will join members of the education and faith communities as she presents a proclamation […]



September 26th, 2014

Chicago, IL - Yesterday, at the Mayors Drinking Water Summit, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and fellow Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative mayors from across the region called for immediate action to protect the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River as a source of drinking water for over 40 million people.   “I stand […]


Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Joins Gary Mayor Freeman-Wilson at Jackson Street of Dreams Home Build

August 27th, 2014

Indiana Governor Mike Pence joined Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson to tour the home build/renovation in the 2300 and 2400 blocks of Jackson St.   Post by Team Gary, Indiana.   About the Fuller Center Build – Jackson Street of Dreams Aug. 25-29 The Fuller Center of Gary will host a volunteer project where a total […]


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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