Posts Tagged ‘Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson’

Gov. Pence Signs the “Gary Bill”

June 6th, 2013

Gov. Pence visits Gary to Sign Senate Bill 585 Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Indiana General Assembly members, local elected officials and community leaders welcomed Indiana Governor Mike Pence to Gary City Hall for a ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 585. “This bill represents a great opportunity for economic development in Gary and all of Northwest [...]


Dollar Home Project

June 4th, 2013

Earlier today, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and Community Development Director Arlene Colvin outlined the guidelines for the City’s updated version of the Dollar Home Program. Known for its wide appeal in the 1980s and 90s, the Dollar Home Program was developed by HUD to combat home abandonment in communities, assist new home-buyers and elevate the property [...]


The “Gary Bill”

June 4th, 2013

Mayor Freeman-Wilson will be hosting Indiana Governor Mike Pence for a ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 585 which is also known as the “Gary Bill.” The signing will take place at the Gary City Hall on June 5th at 1:45 p.m.. This new bill will provide funding for a feasibility study for both a trauma [...]


New Petro Stopping Center in Gary

May 29th, 2013

TravelCenters of America unveils state-of-the-art petro stopping centers location in gary, indiana   WESTLAKE, Ohio, May 28, 2013 – TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands, today opened its newly built Petro Stopping Centers facility in Gary, Indiana. Located at I-80/I-94, Exit 9 (3001 Grant Street) [...]


Red Hat Day

April 24th, 2013

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will join the ladies of the Red Hat Society and officially proclaim April 25th, “Red Hat Day” in the City of Gary. The Red Hat Society is the largest international social organization for women. During the proclamation, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will talk about the “Gary Goes Red” Campaign efforts for the American [...]


Gun Turn In 2013

April 24th, 2013

The Gary Police Department on May 25th will be hosting the first Gun Turn In for 2013. All those who have a gun are encouraged to bring them and turn in to the police for a Wal-Mart gift card. $50 will be given for hand guns, shotguns, and rifles. If an assault weapon is turned [...]


Job Opportunites Press Conference (4/24/13 - 9AM)

April 24th, 2013

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will be hosting a press conference on job opportunities for Gary residents and youth at Gary City Hall. In the press conference the Mayor will be joined with representatives from Travel Centers of America (TA), WorkOne, City of Gary Dept. of Commerce, Gary Economic Development Corporation, and the Gary Parks Dept. Together [...]


New School Computers

April 10th, 2013

GSA Donates Laptops to Gary’s Grissom Elementary School Today, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson joined Ann Kalayil, Regional Administrator of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Great Lakes Region and Cassandra Cruz, Grissom Elementary School Principal to unveil the laptops that were donated by the federal agency. Grissom secured the laptops after successfully applying to GSA’s Computers in [...]


The Community & National Service

April 9th, 2013

Mayor Freeman-Wilson Joins Nationwide Effort to Recognize Impact of National Service Gary, IN — Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson joined more than 800 mayors across the country for the first-ever Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, a nationwide bipartisan effort to highlight the impact of national service in tackling city problems. “In the face of budget [...]


Air Show Cancellation

April 2nd, 2013

Today, officials from the South Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau announced the cancellation of the 2013 Gary South Shore Air Show. Due to the federal government sequestration measures, funds and resources will not be available to support the event. Gary represents the 38th Air Show cancellation in the country. After hearing the news, Mayor Karen [...]




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