Mayoral Forum on Quality of Life


The Mayoral Forum on Quality of Life is an initiative to elevate discussion about Fort Wayne’s arts, culture, and quality of life amenities with the city’s mayoral candidates.

Arts United, PBS39, the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics, and the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne will present a live, televised town hall style discussion with mayoral candidates Tim Smith (R) and Tom Henry (D) at the Auer Performance Hall in the Rhinehart Music Center at Purdue Fort Wayne on October 17, 2019 at 7pm.

Representatives from Arts United, PBS39, and the Mike Downs Center will curate questions from community. Bruce Haines, General Manager of PBS39 and host of PrimeTime39 will serve as the forum moderator. Some community members will be invited to address the candidates with their questions during the live event. Submit a question for consideration to by September 20, 2019.

Attendance is free, and seating for the live event is on a first come, first served basis. Broadcast coverage begins at 7pm on PBS39. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early, as no admittance will be allowed after 6:45pm when doors close for broadcast.