At the 11am press conference in the Mayor’s office tomorrow, Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry will announce Mark Becker as the new Fort Wayne Deputy Mayor. For those of you that may recall, Becker was appointed deputy mayor under Graham Richard, but resigned to take a position at the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership as Director of Regional Development and Executive Director of the Northeast Indiana Foundation. Becker served in four mayoral administrations, including Moses, Helmke, Richard and Henry. He resigned effective May 31, 2008 under Henry’s administration.
It should be noted that Matt Bell, who was CEO of Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana also recently left to take the position of president of Ivy Tech Corporate College. Now Becker is fleeing a similar organization, the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, which worked hand-hand with the Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana. Interesting.
Co-writer on this blog Jim Sack stated:
I love Mark. He has been a friend since I first met him. He and I went to Germany together on a sister city trip and spent hours over beer and fondly giant schnauzers, one of our mutual loves. He is a positive, upbeat, can-do manager. Certainly, those who do not get from him what they want or who oppose what he has been deputized to accomplish have bones to pick with him, but I love the guy personally and admire him professionally. We were on the opposite sides of the Calhoun redo and he was most polite, but I know he worked quietly to wrangle votes against me. Polite, professional, effective and always upbeat. He works with everyone, no one on council speaks ill of him. He does not burn bridges.
Something old, something new? And your opinion?