About TGC

The Good City is a Fort Wayne web site about city, culture and church.

The proprietor of The Good City is Fort Wayne resident Jon Swerens, with special guest appearances by Scott Greider.

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About Jon

Jon Swerens has been working in journalism and communications for 20 years, and currently works for The News-Sentinel here in Fort Wayne. He grew up in the small city of Martins Ferry, Ohio, graduated from West Virginia University and lived in Parkersburg, W.Va., Bainbridge Island, Wash., and Dunkirk, N.Y., before moving to Fort Wayne in 1998.

He is also an amateur musician and songwriter who is available for your next party or event. Listen to some of his music here, and then buy multiple copies of his instrumental album “Wordlessly” over here. You can also check out his personal blog and his MySpace page.

He lives in an 80-year-old house in the Nebraska neighborhood with his wife and four children. He’s also an associate member of the societal think tank AB417.

About Scott

Scott Greider grew up in Fort Wayne, moved to NYC right after high school, and returned to the Fort with his wife and four kids after spending seventeen years in the Big Apple. His return was partly due to circumstance (it’s very expensive having a large family in Manhattan these days!) and partly due to a sense of calling. As Jon said in his opening salvo, it’s a good time to be a resident of Fort Wayne. The status quo will no longer do. Change is afoot. And Scott wanted to get in on the ground floor, so to speak.

An architect by trade, he graduated from Pratt Institute in NYC and practiced there since 1994. He now anticipates spending the majority of his time focusing on downtown revitalization and community building. Currently, he and his family are renting a house in the West Central neighborhood, while they search for the ideal downtown spot on which to build their dream (urban infill) house.

He maintains a personal blog, and enjoys promoting his wife’s work, too.

About the Site

The WordPress template is based on Blix by Sebastian Schmieg.

The color scheme is Kobenhavn Classic as found on kuler.

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