Archive for February, 2013

Mayor’s Weekly Conference Call

February 28th, 2013

Every Thursday at 5:00PM until April 25, 2013, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson invites you to call in to hear legislative updates and ask questions. Legislators Rep. Charlie Brown, Rep. Vernon Smith and Sen. Earline Rogers will also be on the calls as their schedules permit. The call-in number is toll-free (866) 320-4709 The call-in number will […]



February 27th, 2013

(Gary, Ind.) – Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson delivered her second State of the City Address to a capacity crowd at the Genesis Convention Center. Opening with a stanza from the Negro National Anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” Freeman-Wilson went on to list the many accomplishments of “Team Gary” in 2012 and the countless partnerships […]


Congratulations Glen Kimble!

February 22nd, 2013

We are so proud of Gary native Glen Kimble (center), who won the finals for the Windy City Live Search for a Star singing competition on ABC. Glen stopped by Gary City Hall last week, and several of our employees were there to greet him. Congratulations on winning Glen!    


City of Gary Readies for Visit by Dr. Bernice King

February 22nd, 2013

City of Gary Readies for Visit by Dr. Bernice King and “Dream” Activities Gary, IN – In observance of Black History Month, The City of Gary is pleased to play host to events surrounding “Keeping the Dream Alive” 2013 and Beyond on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Internationally acclaimed minister and lecturer Dr. Bernice A. King, […]


7 Tips: How You Can Show Love for Your Community

February 20th, 2013

The City of Gary is looking for the citizen with the most Love for Gary! A three-year Gallup Foundation study of 26 U.S. cities has found that peoples’ love and passion for their community may be a leading indicator for local economic growth. Everybody has their own way of showing how they love something. When […]


Daley turns focus toward Gary

February 20th, 2013

By Melissa Harris and Corilyn Shropshire, Chicago Tribune February 17, 2013 Richard M. Daley has kept a low profile since leaving office in 2011. That doesn’t mean he has lost interest in urban issues. The former mayor has turned his attention in a surprising direction, beyond Chicago’s borders to one of the most intractable urban […]


Legislative Community Forum: Download Senate Bill Tracker & How to Contact Your Elected Officials

February 16th, 2013

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will host a Legislative Community Forum on, today, at 10:00a.m. – 11:30a.m. at the Genesis Convention Center (5th & Broadway) in the Indiana Room. The purpose of the forum is to update citizens on various Senate Bills that directly concern and impact Gary and Northwest Indiana. Click here to download the Senate Bill Tracker document […]


City of Gary Launches Social Media Contest “How Do You Love Gary?”

February 15th, 2013

  Happy Valentine’s Day! In honor of this “Day of Love,” Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and the City of Gary social media team are launching an exciting online contest called “How Do You Love Gary?” The City of Gary is looking for the citizen with the most Love for Gary! Upload your video nominating yourself or […]


Mayor’s Weekly Conference Call - Today at 5PM

February 14th, 2013

Thursday, Feb. 14 Mayor’s Weekly Conference Call 5:00p.m. There has been a lot of discussion lately on Gary’s future. What do all of these legislative bills mean? How can you get involved and let your voice be heard? Well, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson wants you to be informed and updated every step of the way as […]



February 11th, 2013

CITY OF GARY AND AIRPORT AUTHORITY SEEK PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP TO INVEST IN CHICAGO’S THIRD AIRPORT AND SURROUNDING REGION GARY, IND., Feb. 11, 2013– Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson joined Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority President Nathaniel Williams in announcing today an intergovernmental agreement to pursue a public-private partnership to invest in Chicago’s third airport and to grow the […]




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