Faces of the Fort – Jaclyn Goldsborough
Mar27

Faces of the Fort – Jaclyn Goldsborough

Jaclyn, we see your name all over the place; can you tell us what all you’re involved in here in the Fort Wayne community?  I’m a reporter with The News-Sentinel and have worked at various positions at Fort Wayne Newspapers for more than three years. As a Fort Wayne transplant, being a reporter has been a great opportunity to fully immerse myself in the Fort Wayne culture and community. It’s a great job to have when you’re a newbie in town. It also has provided me the chance to met great folks and share beautiful stories. I am also involved in Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana. I joined when I first moved here as a way to develop personal and professional relationships. YLNI does absolutely amazing things for Fort Wayne and develops a culture that attracts and keeps young professional in Fort Wayne. I am also involved with two organizations called Earth Charter and Sustainability Indiana 2016. I learned about it while interning at NUVO in Indianapolis where my mentor taught me the importance of environmentalism and sustainability. As two statewide organizations, the leaders were looking for a Fort Wayne coordinator to help connect our environmental leaders and their endeavors with various groups and activists around the state to build an understanding and connect citizens. We meet once a month or so to update each other on project, talk about current events and have a drink. I am also have a deep love and respect for the Central Branch YMCA that helps promote healthy living and an active lifestyle.  How long have you lived in Fort Wayne and what brought you to the Summit City? I’ve lived in Fort Wayne for more than three years. What brought me here was a job, and right out of college that’s a huge blessing, but I never realized how much of a blessing living in Fort Wayne would be. Since I lived here, I have learned to love a lot about Fort Wayne. From the trails and parks to the downtown revitalization projects, Fort Wayne is the perfect size. I hate driving so I love the fact commutting is a breeze around here and I can even ride my bike anywhere I need to go. I also love the fact it’s a healthy and active the community. My large adopted lab/boxer mix Napoleon’s favorite part is the dog park. A job brought me here, but my love of Fort Wayne is keeping me here. Where are you from originally, and what are some of the similarities and differences between your hometown and Fort Wayne? I was born and raised in Elkhart, which...

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