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-A YSB suggestion becomes reality with a world class pump track at Yeoman Park. -A partnership between the Huntington Rotary Club and the city created Rotary Centennial Park. -A collaboration between Huntington Sheet Metal, Team THRUST 1501 Robotics and the

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Help people love calling Huntington home

-Improved parks and green space for families to enjoy -Removal of more than 120 blighted structures -Brownfield cleanup-HK Porter -Record number of volunteers showing love for Huntington

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Operate the city like a business

-Smaller government through accountability equals budget surpluses, not deficits -Reduced overhead equals storm water, street, park and sidewalk improvements -Fiscally responsible budget has kept property taxes flat from 2012 through 2019 -First administration to put city utilities on a budget

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Video: Volunteers Make A Difference

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Video: Quality Of Life

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Video: Financial Responsibility and Success

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Advance economic growth and prosperity

-Progress toward good jobs and career development with the Learning Center -Retention and attraction of new manufacturing and startup businesses -Energizing downtown with the UB Block small business startup center -Secured 127 acres of rail-served industrial park land

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Video: Eliminating Brown Fields and Improving Neighborhoods

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Video: Financial Responsibility and Success

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Video: Business Investment, Revitalization, and Jobs

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Early Voting Now Open

Early voting has now begun in the 2019 Republican primary election for Huntington, Indiana. I ask for your support as we work together to keep Huntington moving forward!   EARLY VOTING OPPORTUNITIES Clerk’s Office, Huntington County Courthouse April 22 –

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Mayoral Debate Video Available

Special thanks to the Huntington North High School Interact Service Club for video recording and live streaming the 2019 Republican mayoral debate. You can view the video here:

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Mayoral Debate on Thursday, April 18th

A Mayoral Debate is being hosted by the Huntington Rotary Club and the HNHS Interact Club on Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 pm at the HNHS Auditorium. Come and meet the mayoral candidates and hear their vision and views regarding

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Huntington Make It Shine!

The third annual Make it Shine week is in the books.  Things are looking good all around Huntington. Special thanks to Allison Timbrook, City of Huntington Community Engagement Coordinator and Park Program Director, for lining up great events, practical projects

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Town Hall Meeting with Mayor Brooks Fetters

Come get the facts about the good progress being made in Huntington under the continued collaborative leadership of Mayor Brooks Fetters. This is a family-friendly event, so bring the kids if you want to let them see local politics in

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Yard Signs Available

By popular demand – 100 more BF4M signs are available for host homes. Let me know if you are wanting to have one to show your support for keeping Huntingron moving forward.

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Parks and Trails are Good for Everyone

GOOD4EVERYONE---parks-trails

Huntington is home to some beautiful parks and a growing network of trails. Thanks to strong public support and effective planning, the city has maintained its public spaces and laid the groundwork for some major improvements. The Memorial Park Veterans

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We serve Huntington!

Today, it was an honor to be sworn in for a second term as your mayor. I am very grateful to the  residents of the City of Huntington for returning the Fetters team for another term. The hard work and

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Thank you Huntington!

I am honored to be the Republican nominee for Mayor in the November 2015 General Election.   Thanks to everyone who came out to the polls and participated in the privilege that is ours as Americans to vote in free

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Neighborhood pride is good for everyone!

    The neighborhoods around the City of Huntington are the places we all love and call home. Huntington is at its best when each of us works to improve our homes and help our neighbors. Everyone has a part

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Celebrating Compliance with the Clean Water Act!

Clean rivers and waterways are good for everyone! Huntington can be proud of the progress that has been made over the past three years in getting caught up with EPA and IDEM requirements for keeping sewage out of our Little

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Congrats! Angel Medsker – Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year

Spent an enjoyable evening with some great kids and supporters at the annual Parkview Boys and Girls Club Steak and Burger Dinner.  This organization impresses me to no end with the positive influence it has on the lives of hundreds

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Proud of Those who Serve

It was an honor to celebrate with a dozen HNHS seniors who have enlisted to serve in our nation’s armed forces.  Special thanks to Chad Daughtery and the HNHS team for coordinating this well deserved recognition.  Bruce Stanton and Rodney

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High Employment is Good for Everyone

High Employment is Good for Everyone

When I announced my candidacy for a second term a few months ago, I made note of the substantial economic progress Huntington has made in the past few years: As a city we have come a long way since January

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Clean Rivers are Good for Everyone.

Clean Rivers are Good for Everyone

The federal Clean Water Act of the early 1970’s made it the responsibility of every community in the country to stop putting untreated sewage into our nation’s rivers. Huntington, like most cities had not made much progress by 2007, when

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Erie Rail Trail Ribbon Cutting!

Crystal clear day, blue skies, big fluffy clouds and vivid spring colors smiled on nearly 100 Huntington citizens who showed up for the ribbon cutting of the just completed Erie Rail Trail bridge.   The Erie Band played several great

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WANE: “Recognition could help save Huntington history”

It was a privilege to be interviewed by WANE-TV today about efforts to save the historic IOOF-UB building in downtown Huntington. Check out the full report on WANE.com. “We’ve got to have people willing to invest in a structure like

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For the Love of Huntington!

What a beautiful day it was today in and around Huntington.  Having grown up here, moving away for 20 years and then choosing to move back home makes me very thankful for Huntington.  Here are just a few benefits I

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Collaboration makes Huntington its best!

Our Sunday Visitor celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2012, in part, by donating 100 trees to the City of Huntington.  Those trees have been placed all over downtown and along Old US 24.  They are maturing and right now are

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Destination – downtown Huntington

There is a renaissance going on in downtown Huntington!  Great places to shop; fabulous places to each; beautiful new green spaces and flowering trees!  Thanks to everyone who does what they do to make Huntington the place to be.  Enjoy

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It’s a beautiful spring day in Huntington!

This morning – Parkview Huntington Hospital, a top 100 nationally recognized health care provider – Healthy Steps event this morning! This afternoon – Habitat for Humanity Community Build – helping families achieve the dream of home ownership! This evening –

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Historic Erie Rail Trail bridge nearly completed!

The cranes are gone.  Construction is nearly complete.  Cleanup is coming.  Logos are being painted! For over thirty years citizens of Huntington have been wanting multi-use trails along the Little River and the old Erie railbed.  This bridge will connect

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Kids, Trails and Parks

I received a nice surprise today when presented with hand written thank you letters from fifth grade students at Flint Springs School.  Let week I made a presentation on the U.S. Constitution; followed by an engaging Q&A session by inquiring

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Flint Springs Fifth Grade – learning about the Constitution

What fun we had talking together about the most significant document in United States history – our Constitution!  We covered 1776, Shay’s Rebellion, the summer of 1787, interesting founding fathers, separation of powers and republican representative self-government.  “We the people.

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Mayoral Debate this Thursday

Mayoral Debate – April 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm The Huntington County Republican Party invites all residents of Huntington to hear from the four candidates about their vision for the future of the City of Huntington.  Invited to participate are

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Greenway Trail and Bridge along the Little River

Went out and enjoyed a ride along the Little River Trail from Elmwood Park to the refurbished old Erie Railroad Bridge.  Really nice to see this 30 year dream of so many in Huntington become a reality! By the end

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Collaborative Clean up on Aisle  200W

Over 20 volunteers showed up today to clean up the roadside along CR 200 West.  Resident Joan Sunderman Martinez contacted Commissoner Tom Wall and Mayor Brooks Fetters about debris along her roadside; and the volunteer engagement began!  Special thanks to

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Important news about City election voting centers

The upcoming city elections will be the very first in the history of Huntington to utilize voting centers.  This new approach provides greater flexibility and convenience for voters. Check out this link to know more about exercising your right to

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Just an obligatory photo of a baby I have kissed…

…not just as Mayor, but as Grandpa!  Gotta love Lydia!

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Mayoral Debate – April 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm

The Huntington County Republican Party invites all residents of Huntington to hear from the four candidates about their vision for the future of the City of Huntington.  Invited to participate are incumbent mayor Brooks Fetters; and challengers Tony Hiles, Greg

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Sticker it Up!  

Brooks Fetters for Mayor bumper stickers and yard signs are now available! Call me at 260-224-0232.   

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Fetters highlights jobs, city ops, neighborhood enhancements

Read about the State of the City in the Huntington County TAB.

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Hanging with the Mayor: Downtown Christmas Lights

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TAB: “Fetters announces plans for four more years”

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Herald-Press: “Fetters to seek second term”

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Re-election campaign kick-off

It was an honor to kick off my re-election campaign this morning at Nick’s Kitchen. Thanks for your support. Let’s keep Huntington moving forward! For more photos from this morning’s announcement, like us on Facebook.

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Hanging with the Mayor: HK Porter Demolition

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Hanging with the Mayor: Erie Rail Trail Bridge Groundbreaking

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TAB: “Set to start”

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Herald-Press: “Board discusses blighted properties”

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Hanging with the Mayor: Leaf pick-up

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Hanging with the Mayor: Keeping your inlets clean

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TAB: “Cancer awareness month includes walk on Oct. 21″

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Herald-Press: “City parks get fixes”

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Herald-Press: “Etna Avenue project progresses”

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TAB: “Echo Lake Foods has its official start locally”

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WANE: “More jobs coming to Huntington”

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TAB: “City tax rate likely to decrease”

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Herald-Press: “Subdivision requests annexation”

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Herald-Press: “City coming to code with Clean Water Act “

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Herald-Press: “Paving underway”

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Herald-Press: “HK Porter buildings set for demolition”

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Herald-Press: “Revitalizing downtown”

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Herald-Press: “Landfill constructing new office”

Project will save hundreds of thousands of dollars. Read this story in the Huntington Herald-Press.

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Herald-Press: “Huntington a safe city”

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Herald-Press: “Huntington welcomes wellness”

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TAB: “JJ Java ribbon-cutting”

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Herald-Press: “City reconstructing sewer”

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Herald-Press: “Farmers market makes return”

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Herald-Press: “City opens bids on equipment”

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TAB: “City plans park renovations, paving projects”

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Herald-Press: “Common Council approves $1.3 million appropriations for paving, park renovations, landfill improvements”

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Herald-Press: “Unemployment lowest since 2008″

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Herald-Press: “Police departments replacing vehicles”

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Herald-Press: “Learning About Leaders”

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TAB: “Huntington’s newest park to also honor city’s extensive railroad history”

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Herald-Press: “Celebrating all abilities”

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Herald-Press: “A safe crossing for students”

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Herald-Press: “Meeting to introduce railroad park”

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Herald-Press: “Unemployment decreases; level comparable to pre-recession”

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Herald-Press: “Mayor listens to citizens”

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TAB: “Huntington gets 2013 Quality Paving Award”

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Herald-Press: “Fetters gives ‘State of the City’ address”

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Herald-Press: “Community partnerships sought for trail”

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TAB: “County’s economic development efforts fared well in 2013″

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Herald-Press: “Fire station rededicated, fully renovated”

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TAB: “Downtown railroad depot gaining a new life”

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Herald-Press: “City receives old train depot; will use as central hub for trails”

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Herald-Press: “Learning Center gets $100,000″

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Herald-Press: “Mayor hosts open house”

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TAB: “City reduces number of department heads”

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Herald-Press: “Officials see signs of recovery”

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TAB: “Flint Sprints second-grader designs Huntington’s Christmas card”

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Herald-Press: “Houses rehabilitated”

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TAB: “Huntington mayor Fetters is ‘wheel’ man away from the office”

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TAB: “Fetters’ ‘Downtown Walkabout’ shows him area from different angle”

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TAB: “Continental Structural Plastics has ribbon cutting”

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TAB: “Doing their part”

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TAB: “LU spreads the word”

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TAB: “Skillman joins locals for new Helena terminal grand opening”

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