A Bit About Wayne
Wayne is running for mayor because he loves this city he made his home and has been committed to making it better since he moved here in 1989.
Wayne has owned Wayne Curry Construction for 22 years, where he does interior and exterior remodeling and painting and home modifications for the elderly and disabled.
Wayne bought a 600 square foot burned house in 1993 and rehabbed it into a 2500 square foot, 2 story blue and gold home located just south of Notre Dame and Eddy Street Commons where he still resides. Wayne’s neighborhood was experiencing the same problems that many areas of our city are facing today with crime, abandoned housing etc…. He worked with Police department, neighborhood groups, the city, his neighbors and Notre Dame to improve his neighborhood and reduce crime. . Wayne has lived in and called South Bend his home for since 1989. He is a High School Graduate, became an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts 2 weeks before his14th birthday, and attended 4 years of trade school through the carpenters union. He is 50 years old and is a self-employed General/Carpentry/Painting Contractor doing interior and exterior remodeling on homes and businesses. He also works on home modifications for the disabled and elderly. He has owned and operated “Wayne Curry Construction”, in South Bend for 22 years. He is committed to making South Bend a better place to call home. Wayne has volunteered his time and services for nearly 20 years towards improving our community.
A.) Wayne was involved in a wonderful program ran out of the Robinson Community Learning Center by Peter Morgan called the Youth Justice Project. It is an alternative sentencing program for juveniles that address the needs of the offender, as well as the victim, through a mediation process, to try and insure the juvenile offender gets pointed in the right direction. I would encourage all of you to check into this program and support it.
B.) Wayne lives in the North East side of South Bend and has served on the North East Neighborhood Council (NENC) since I moved into the neighborhood in 1993. I started on the Public safety committee and became a board member in 1999 where I have served as Public Safety Chairman, Treasurer, 2nd Vice President and Vice President. I am currently membership committee Chairman. The NENC is a neighborhood group directly south of Notre Dame. The NENC is a good group of concerned neighbors working together to address their ever changing neighborhoods current issues.
Wayne worked closely with the Police Dept. to reduce of Crime/Gangs in his neighborhood and worked with neighbors, neighborhood groups, the city, Notre Dame and other stake holders to address the other problems in his neighborhood and helped to create a plan to address these issues.
C.) Wayne also served on the NRC Board. He was appointed by the NENC as its representative to the NRC(Neighborhood Resources Corporation) Board .He was on the Board when they had the partnership centers.
D.) Also in since 1999, he has been involved with a group of neighbors, where they built a park that resembles an outdoor classroom at the corner of Cedar and Author Streets for the kids and the neighbors in that area. It is Called Daisy Hall Park and Wayne has served as Vice president and was the Volunteer Contractor that primarily made sure work was completed.
E.) The Community Oriented Policing Leadership Council (COPLC) is another fine organization he served on. He has served as the Treasurer, Police /Community relations committee, and on many other committees. . He has been a member of the Leadership Council since 1998. We work with The Police depts., City and County, to address Quality of life issues in our community and promote Community policing efforts..
F.) Wayne attended both the South Bend and St. Joseph County Citizens Police Academies and the Citizens Fire Academy and a Community Oriented Government Conference.
G) City Plan. Wayne served on City Plan as a member of the Civic Alliance appointed by Mayor Steve Luecke from 2003 to 2006. I served as Chairman of the Economic Development Panel in the last phases of City Plan. The panel interviewed working people, bank Presidents, Business owners, Chamber of Commerce, government officials, union reps, hospital and college administration reps, Public school system reps, and anyone else that had anything to say about what South Bend had done and was doing wrong and right and giving possible solutions on how to address problems that had been identified and would give its findings to the City Plan Staff.
H.) Wayne ran unsuccessfully in 2007 for South Bend City Council At Large and received 6014 votes’ city wide. Also unsuccessfully ran in 2008 for County Council and in 2010 for Portage Township Board.
I.) Wayne is currently defending his and his neighbor’s property rights. The current city administration is illegally using eminent domain to take their homes for a private developer to build a new subdivision. Wayne is fighting them in court to defend everyone’s property rights.
Wayne is the right choice because:
1) Wayne loves our city and has worked with his neighbors and community groups for many years making his neighborhood and city better.
2) Wayne has owned and operated Wayne Curry Construction for 22 years.
3) Wayne is dedicated to "Building a Better Tomorrow" in South Bend!
4) Wayne has a 5-point plan to move our city forward.
It's Time for a Man With a Plan
* Job Creation / Economic Development
- Concentrate on "Economic Gardening"
- Make South Bend a competitor when it comes to moving businesses and people back into our city.
- Create a Business Advisory Board
* Crime Reduction
- Adopt program similar to "Focus on Four Program"
Which reduced crime by 56% in Tampa, Florida
* Good Neighbor Development
- Classify properties in distressed areas and promote infill housing
*Promote "great Kids Make Great Communities" type Initiatives
- National model in Fort Wayne, IN
(Click here to view)
* Budget Stability
- Make a plan to shore up general fund without raising taxes
Wayne Curry Wins Republican Primary
Interview with WNDU:
See the Video Here
Chances to Hear Wayne on WNIT and WSBT
WNIT has a show on the Mayoral race titled “Meet the 2011 South Bend Mayoral Candidates” that will be airing on both WNIT as well as the new channel, WNIT In Focus. This is the schedule as they have provided for the next week:
Fri. 4/29 5:30pm – WNIT
Sat. 4/30 3:30pm – In Focus (34.2, only available off-antenna)
Sun. 5/01 1:30pm – WNIT
Mon. 5/02 2:30pm – In Focus (34.2, only available off-antenna)
You can also see the show on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0lC4cvCx98
and on WSBT:
Wayne will be on Friday (4/29) morning with WSBT radio—AM 960—on JT in the morning with Bob Montgomery, and in the evening (5 or 6 P.M.) a featured piece of his interview with the Tribune will be on WSBT News with Dustin Grove