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"As a Fort Wayne City Council member, I have focused on economic growth, governmental transparency, and public safety. With my constituent's support, I have worked  hard to improve Fort Wayne to make it a great city for all its residents."

Michelle Chambers

A Dedicated Advocate

I was born and raised in Fort Wayne, where I currently serve as a councilwoman. In addition to being a wife, I am also an educator and a daughter. Throughout the period that I've  served on the City Council, I was able to demonstrate that the judgments that the Council reached were improved as a result of the contributions that my talents and knowledge provided. While serving on the council, I've successfully worked in public service, held the position of Business Department Chair and Teacher at East Allen University, and took the new role of Executive Director of Young Scholars Academy.

During the course of nearly three decades, I was responsible for managing budgets totaling multiple millions of dollars, introducing cutting-edge human services programming to a number of different municipalities, and boosting the economic vitality of cities by developing residential and commercial redevelopment projects.

I have contributed to making Fort Wayne an even better place to live, work, play, and retire for everyone by bringing my "can-do" attitude, business acumen, entrepreneurial innovation, academic and practical job experience to City Council. 

Community Involvement:

Board Appointments 

  • Commission on Police Reform and Racial Justice, Chairwoman

  • United Way Northeast Indiana, Advocacy Committee Board Member


  • Northeast Indiana AFL CIA "Commitment to Diversity" Award

  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority "Political Awareness and Involvement" Recipient

  • Parkview "Distinguished Women of Influence" Recipient

  • Zeta Phi-Beta Sorority "Trailblazing Women in LABOR AND business" recipient

  • National Urban Fellow "Americas Leaders of Change" Designation

Political Distinctions

  • 2019, Elected to Fort Wayne City Council At Large

  • 2018 Selected for Hoosier Women Forward Inaugural Class 

  • 2016 Indiana's 3rd Congressional District National Delegate

  • 2015 City of Fort Wayne City Clerk, Elected by Democratic Party Caucus

Service Organizations Leadership

  • Fort Wayne Chapter of The Links Inc, President

  • Summit City South Rotary Club, Past President

Volunteer Boards

  • Stillwater Hospice, Board Member

  • Little Thinkers Early Learning Center, President


​Former Executive Director Young Scholars Academy

YSA focuses on college preparation. The program prepares student by connecting them with the experiences they need as they continue to study in their public, private, parorichal, or home school to be accepted into the college of their choice.



  • Master's Degree of Public Administration 

  • Bachelor's Degree of Child Development 

  • Executive Leadership Certificate

  • Real Estate Development Certificate


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