Revitalization of our Economy & Infrastructure to support this and future generations of residents
Creating sense of place where all residents love where they live, work and play
In order to reach our vision through the collective efforts of our community, we can follow the strategic plan for transformation, or TMAP. The TMAP contains the sequenced projects, as well as the expected outputs and outcomes.
The Great Neighborhoods project engages neighborhoods to focus on the assets that they have and to begin mapping them. Every neighborhood has attributes that make it a Great Neighborhood; things that make it great, unique, and desirable. Every neighborhood also has some challenges. We want to help recognize the good, and help you work withRead More
Grade Level Reading – Read 815 Challenge Winnebago County Chairman Haney and City of Rockford Mayor McNamara hosted a press conference on Tuesday, July 10 to launch the Read 815 Community Campaign Kick-off. Reading proficiency, especially for 3rd graders, can show indicators for future student success. At a recent community forum facilitated by Tamarack Institute,Read More
Last fall, the Collective Impact Project team hosted the first of a series of workshops to help our community identify to apply the collective impact approach to a complex social issue. The team partnered with Tamarack Institute to facilitate the process and help build local capacity. Five priority areas were considered: poverty reduction, employment &Read More
Rockford Leadership Alliance (RLA) is a focused, thematic leadership development program designed for business executives and high potential leaders in the Rockford region. RLA’s annual focus is oriented towards addressing critical leadership gaps identified in the Rockford business community. The foundation for the experience is a six-session workshop series, starting in September of the year,Read More
Opportunities exist for all community members to influence the future as we become a Top 25 community. The transformation is already underway. You can follow the region’s transformation progress and get involved by signing up for our newsletter and learning more.