Support and Partners

The development of this plan was made possible by Visit Fort Wayne, City of Fort Wayne, Allen County, and Allen County Capital Improvement Board. Also contributing their experience and expertise, were hundreds of public and private sector stakeholders, thousands of community residents and previous visitors, as well as CSL International – the consulting firm that facilitated the process.

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The strategy process was highly collaborative with the guidance of a dedicated Steering Committee and the Visit Fort Wayne project team led by Jessa Campbell, Visit Fort Wayne.

  • Jill Boggs, Visit Fort Wayne
  • Therese Brown, Allen County Commissioners
  • Kathy Callen, Community Advocate
  • Melanie Carney, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
  • Jim Cook, Allen County Capital Improvement Board
  • Ellen Cutter, Greater Fort Wayne Inc.
  • Joe Giant, City of Fort Wayne Division of Community Development
  • Kristen Guthrie, Visit Fort Wayne
  • Bart Shaw, Grand Wayne Convention Center
  • Nancy Townsend, City of Fort Wayne Division of Community Development
  • John Urbahns, Greater Fort Wayne Inc.
  • Pone Vongphachanh, City of New Haven

Implementing Partners:

  • Allen County Commissioners
  • All Allen County Municipalities and Communities
  • Allen County Department of Planning Services
  • Allen County Capital Improvement Board
  • Allen County Sports Organizations, Venues, and Atheltic Programs
  • Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
  • Cities and County Parks and Recreation Departments
  • City of Fort Wayne
  • City of New Haven
  • Community Organizations
  • Cultural and Arts Organizations (including Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne)
  • Culinary and Hospitality Schools and Programs
  • Disability Advocacy and Health Service Organizations
  • Downtown Fort Wayne
  • Fort Wayne International Airport
  • Fort Wayne Public Transportation Department (Citilink)
  • Fort Wayne Trails
  • Grand Wayne Convention Center
  • Greater Fort Wayne Inc.
  • Local Business and Hospitality Industry
  • Local Chambers of Commerce
  • Local Music Venues and Event Organizers
  • Local Music Educational Institutions, and Organizations and Associations
  • Local Police and Sheriffs Departments
  • NEI
  • Neighborhood Associations
  • NewAllen Alliance
  • Northeastern Indiana Regional Coordinating Council
  • Northeast Indiana Water Trails
  • Restaurants, Breweries, Wineries
  • Riverfront Development Organizations
  • Turnstone Center for Children & Adults with Disabilities
  • Visit Fort Wayne
  • Visit Fort Wayne Foundation
  • Watershed Organizations

Support of All Tourism Assets

As Fort Wayne / Allen County sees growth through efforts outlined in the Tourism Master Plan, Visit Fort Wayne is also committed to supporting existing partners and tourism assets as they look to the future. As there are opportunities for growth and development at tourism partner attractions, facilities, venues, and organizations, Visit Fort Wayne will advocate and support those efforts. Our hope is that the Tourism Master Plan can also support and bring awareness to those efforts.