When you make the list of “Most Miserable Cities in the U.S.,” you have two options – you can accept the label and continue living in misery, or you can step up and decide to change. Rockfordians chose the latter, and Transform Rockford was born, a movement designed to rally and guide all of us living in the Rockford region to see Rockford in a new light – one of opportunity, innovation and desirability. This community-driven, grassroots movement was formed to be more than a cheerleader. It began as a catalyst for real change, and as a source for our community members to share their ideas and implement them in order to improve the social and economic well-being of our region. Transform Rockford gives residents a way to get inspired, become engaged, and to see the good, the bad and the great of Rockford and help shape a Community Transformation plan that makes a real difference. And it’s working. Our community-wide goal is to become a “Top Community by 2025” and thanks to the commitment, dedication and creativity of our fellow community members, we are on our way.