Trustee Austin Knox is a Fort Wayne native who has been working at the Wayne Township Trustee Office since January of 2015. On Friday, January 10, 2020, he was unanimously elected trustee at a caucus of Democratic precinct committee leaders of Wayne Township.
Austin Knox has a thorough knowledge of the Wayne Township’s trustee operation having hired in as an investigator and then being promoted twice, first to Director of Support Services and then to Chief Deputy Trustee under Richard A. Stevenson. Before that he worked in special needs at Fort Wayne Community Schools while finishing his degree in political science.
Trustee Knox graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School in 2010 and then went on to study at Trine University where he played wide-receiver for the Trine Thunder. After experiencing his third concussion he made the difficult choice to give up football and focus on his studies. He transferred to and then graduated from IPFW in 2015.