The first community meeting for Transform Rockford was held at the Coronado Theater on November 14, 2013. With over 1,300 people in attendance, the “brutal facts” of the Rockford area were laid out and community members joined in a call to action for improving the living and working conditions in our region. The response to the call to action was a series of forty-two visioning sessions held from January 2014 to March 2014 to gather opinions from the community. Over 3,000 people from all over the region participated and told us what our transformed region is, has, will and looks like. Additional comments were gathered as community members went digital and continued the conversations online via the Transform Rockford website and social media sites. After months of holding visioning sessions where members of the Rockford community shared their thoughts and dreams, all of this information was tallied, gathered and dissected during the vision drafting. The Vision Drafting team had a very important and tough job of listening to all the voices of our community and drafting OUR Community’s Vision. Presented to the community on July 9, 2014, the vision belongs to each one of us and will take all of us coming together to make OUR vision, OUR future.
Video: Inaugural Meeting at the Coronado on November 14, 2013