Fort Wayne city planner Pam Holocher honored

Pam Holocher

The city of Fort Wayne’s Planning & Policy Director, Pam Holocher, has been named the Indiana Planning Sagamore — the highest honor bestowed on a planner by the American Planning Association Indiana Chapter.

Holocher’s planning career spans more than 40 years. She began work for the city in 1978 and was promoted to director of planning & policy in 2004, a position she still holds today. Under Holocher’s direction, the department has overseen multiple fiscal policy, redevelopment, comprehensive, strategic and neighborhood plans. She has led the city’s efforts for the revitalization of downtown Fort Wayne through the creation of the Downtown Blueprint plans. Holocher also took a lead role in developing the first-ever joint Comprehensive Plan for both the city Allen County. With her guidance, the city has been successful in annexing nearly 55 square miles over 35 years and increasing its population by more than 100,000.