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By applying strategic planning processes used successfully in businesses, our community will develop our vision – together – for the future as well as strategies and detailed plans to achieve that vision. Every individual, through a public process, will be asked to provide insight, input and commitment to this transformational endeavor. Then, using the vision as a guide, an aggressive implementation plan will bring our collective vision to reality.

We are currently in Step 5 of the transformation process. We have begun implementing projects identified and sequenced during Step 4. The strategies to guide the strategic plan were completed in Step 3.


How Do You Transform a City? (Watch Video)

Click HERE to view the Transformation Map (T-Map) with links to transformational projects

The Process Team’s mission is to facilitate and train participants in an agreed upon Process to enable the Transformation of the Rockford Region.

  • Bring a formal and proven process to the vision and strategy development efforts
  • Facilitate or assist other facilitators for a variety of vision, strategy and planning sessions
  • Select visioning and strategy Mapping Tool
  • Develop and train on a Plan, Do, Check & Act (PDCA) process
  • Establish process metrics
  • Provide “Train the trainer” services on facilitation
  • Provide a brainstorming methodology to ensure inclusion and consistent processes