"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'm a wife, business owner, daughter, and community advocate, and a native of Fort Wayne. I believe that I have the capacity, skills, and knowledge to add input to the decisions made on City Council. Prior to becoming a full time business owner, I worked in public service for two decades managing multi-million dollar budgets, bringing innovative human services programming to various municipalities, and enhanced cities economic vitality by developing residential and commercial redevelopment projects. 

It is my “can do” attitude, entrepreneurial creativity, and practical work experience that I would bring to City Council - helping to make Fort Wayne an even better place to live, work, play and retire for all people. 

Community Involvement:
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Board Appointments 

  • Greater Fort Wayne Inc. Southeast Economic Development Committee

  • Metro Human Relations Commission, Mayor Appointed Commissioner

  • United Way Northeast Indiana, Advocacy Committee Board Member

Awards/Designations

  • 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

  • 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

  • Fort Wayne Girlz Rock, Advisory Board

  • Timothy L. Johnson Charter School, Advisory Board

  • Little Thinkers Early Learning Center, President

  

Career:

  • Executive Director Young Scholars Academy

    • YSA focuses on college planning. The program prepares student sby 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.

 

Education:

  • Master's Degree of Public Administration 

  • Bachelor's Degree of Child Development 

  • Executive Leadership Certificate

  • Real Estate Development Certificate