BY Tom Gendron and Bobbie Holzwarth
Published Saturday February 4, 2017 at 5:37 pm
Updated Saturday February 4, 2017 at 11:39 pm
Below is our review of the progress and next steps in that effort to transform this region into a top 25 community in the nation.
It starts with the climate
The community has created and reinforced a climate for transformation. Shared values, best practices, broad engagement and a clear and compelling vision have been embraced by many. This climate has helped to create unity and a common purpose. There is now a strong expectation that things can, should and will be better as a result of joint efforts in our community.
We see climate progress through
— Increased use of vision and positivity.
— Frequent best practice discussions and benchmarking to explore and consider proven practices.
— Concerted efforts to build unity through community engagement.
— Challenging discussions about how and when we need to work together for the common good.
This climate is foundational for all of the work to come. Efforts to expand this climate across the community must continue.
This scorecard looks at key measures and changes in our region. This is an update to what community members presented at the initial Transform Rockford meeting in November 2013 at the Coronado Performing Arts Center. That meeting launched our community on a transformational journey to become a Top 25 city by 2025.
Community Report Card
Here’s How YOU Can Be A Part Of Our Continued Transformation!
The Transformation Map (T-Map) is a visual representation of our community’s transformation process. It includes the important elements of successful strategic change: projects, milestones, metrics, timelines, results and impact.
Transformational Projects Evaluation Process
The Rockford region was once an area in its prime with thriving businesses and residents experiencing a high-quality of life. During the past four decades, our region has witnessed a decline resulting in an environment where many in our community are challenged economically and socially.
Transform Rockford accepts the challenge to dramatically improve the social the economic conditions of our region and its residents through a structured and inclusive process where all ideas will be heard and given weight for the betterment of our community.
Join us today, become involved, and be part of the movement for a better community.
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