UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF MAYOR KAREN FREEMAN-WILSON

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Over 3,000 jobs created.

Over $2 billion dollars invested by new and existing businesses.

Over $40 million dollars in paving.

Over 1200 building demolished or deconstructed.

New housing through new construction and Dollar Houses program.

Transformative plan to move casino to I-80/94 and develop transmodal yard at Buffington Harbor.

FINANCE

Established & Began Implementation of Financial Recovery Plan

Reduction of Expenses & Number of Employees

Internal Auditor Reports to Mayor & Council President

Established Internal Control Committee

224 Detailed Reconciliation

The Financial Recovery Plan

Hardest Hit Fund Detailed Reconciliation

PUBLIC SAFETY

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Gary Fire Department

 2017

Grand Blvd Station Renovation

7th & Clark Road Station Renovation

19th & Mississippi Station Renovation


2018 

Main Station Renovation

12 New Firefighters (2018)

5 New Fire Engines (2018)

Remodeled/Reopened Tolleston Station (2018)


2019

25th & Madison Station Renovation (Pending)

11 Paramedics (2016-2018)

7 New Ambulances (2016, 2017, 2018)

PUBLIC SAFETY

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Gary Police Department

Handgun-related violence is down. Homicides were reduced by 17%, robberies are down by 23% and assaults are down by 3%.


2015

20 New Police Cars 


2016

10 New Police Officers


2017

3 New Police Officers

50 New Police Cars 


2018

13 New Police Officers


2019

50 New Police Cars (To Be Ordered October 2019)

4 New Emergency Officers (Pending)

INFRASTRUCTURE

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Sewer Projects

Broadway Corridor (2017 & 2018)

33rd & Broadway (2017)

15th & Clay (2018)

Lake Street (2018)

Ambridge Area (2019)

11th Avenue (2019

MAYOR KAREN IS WORKING FOR YOU

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Economic Development

We’ve made investments of over $1.5 billion dollars from new or existing businesses.

We continue to build on our transportation and logistics assets with a new General Aviation Customs Facility at the Gary Airport and investment in infrastructure and the cultivation of Indiana General Assembly support of a multi-modal facility at Buffington Harbor.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & JOBS

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2016

Centier Bank Building 

Culinary Business Incubator 

Gary Microbusiness Enterprise 

Kaplan Trucking Expansion 

Truck Life

UPS Partnership 

Verduyn Tarps 

2017

B. Coleman Aviation

Gary Jet Center 

Pratt Industries 

Façade Program

2018

All Pets Supply 

Amazon

Rancifer & Ross 

Speedway 

Tequila & Tacos 

2019

O’Reilly’s Auto Parts 

Roxys

2020 - 2021

Alliance Steel 

Fulcrum Bioenergy 

UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF MAYOR KAREN FREEMAN-WILSON

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Workforce Development Jobs Update

• City of Gary held 19 Job Fairs

• With over 1,260 attendees in 2018

• City of Gary has placed over 1100 residents in jobs

• Utilizing our partnerships: State of IN HIRE Program,

• WorkOne and Calumet Township Trustees Office

Corporate Partners Include:

Superior Truss and Panel, United Parcel Service (UPS), Performance Plus, Industry One, Gary Housing Authority, Gary Public Transportation Co., City Life Center, Schneider Trucking, CRST, CPG Electric, Gary Material Supply, CWS Trucking, Mark International, IN

Central School Bus, Vexor Engineered Fuel of IN, Carmeuse Natural

Solutions, T & B Tube, HMD Trucking, First Financial

MAYOR KAREN IS WORKING FOR YOU

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$4,400,000 in Grants Awarded to the City of Gary

Amounts of grants awarded in 2018 include Community Development Block Grant, FEMA and Community Crossings.

INFRASTRUCTURE

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Paving

Click here to view the 2019 Paving Schedule

2016

2nd Avenue (Taney to Arthur)

7th Avenue (Wabash to Grant)

8th Avenue (Harrison to Mississippi)

11th Avenue (Broadway to Madison; Grant to Clark Road)

15th Avenue (Broadway to Madison)

19th Avenue (Broadway to Grant)

25th Avenue (Clark Road to Virginia)

35th Avenue (Burr to Colfax)

39th Avenue (Georgia to Mississippi Street)

41st Avenue (Georgia to Mississippi Street)

Aetna Avenue (US-12 to 13th)

Chase Street (5th to 9th Avenue)

Connecticut (4th to 5th Avenue)

County Line Road (Oak to Lakefront)

Garfield Street (5th to 7th Avenue)

Georgia Street (80/94 to 39th Avenue)

Johnson Street (46th to 47th)

Locust Avenue (Rush to Shelby)

Massachusetts Street (4th to 9th Avenue)

Shelby Street (Indian Boundary to Maple)

Wabash Avenue


2017

6th Avenue (Lake to Vigo)

9th Avenue (Burr to Stevenson)

10th Avenue (Lake to Aetna)

11th Avenue (Clark to Burr)

25th Avenue (Broadway to Chase)

Airport Road

Bigger Street (4th to 5th Avenue)

Broadway (4th to 80/94)

Burr Street (15th to 25th Avenue)

Dorie Miller (All Streets)

Forest Avenue (Grand Blvd to Harold)

Grant Street (11th to 25th Avenue)

Harrison Street (19th-21st.; 35th to 40th)

Hemlock (Lake to Grand Blvd)

Iowa (21st to Central Drive)

Knox Street (Forest Avenue to Hemlock Avenue)

Matthews Street (9th-10th Avenue)

Montgomery (1st Avenue to Oak)

Newton Street (Oak Avenue to Harold)

Taft Street (4th to 5th Avenue)

Union Street (5th Avenue to 6th Drive)


2018

4th Avenue (Bridge to Clark Road)

15th Avenue (Madison to Grant Street)

19th Avenue (Clark Road to Burr Street)

25th Avenue (Broadway to Ellis)

35th Avenue (Grant to Chase)

48th Place (Vermont to Kentucky Street)

Broadway (80/94 to 53rd Avenue)

Clark Road (5th to 15th Avenue)

Clay Street (15th to Little Calumet River)

Grant Street (5th to 10th Avenue)

Hanley Street (19th to 21st Avenue)

Kentucky Street (48th Place to Vermont Place)

Vermont Place (48th Place to Vermont Street)


2019

6th Avenue (Illinois to Grant Street)

15th Avenue (Broadway to Clay Street) 

23rd Avenue (Pierce to Taft)

45th Avenue (Georgia to Grant Street)

Clark Road (15th Avenue - Ridge Road)

Forest Avenue (Harold Avenue to Shelby Street)

Georgia Street (39th to 49th Avenue)

Grant Street (Ridge Road to 45th Avenue)  

Locust Avenue (Shelby to End)

Harrison Street (Ridge Road - 53rd Avenue)

Miller Avenue (Aetna to Lake Street)

Ralston Street (23rd to 25th Avenue)

Taft Street 7th Avenue to 10th Avenue)

Texas Street (13th – 15th Avenue) 


2020

Buffington Harbor Road (2020)

Lake Street (2018-2020)

2019 Paving Schedule

UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF MAYOR KAREN FREEMAN-WILSON

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Demolition

We have demolished more than 1,200 abandoned and dangerous structures over the past 6 years.


Ambassador Apartments (2016)

801 Jackson Street (2016)

Old Calumet township Building (2017)

1247 Residential Structures Since 2012

MAYOR KAREN IS WORKING FOR YOU

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Quality of Life

Reclamation & Expansion of Gary Greenway (2016)

Support of Railcats Games & Concerts (Every Year)

Independence Day Parade (Every Year)

Little Calumet Riverwalk (To Start In 2019)