Our first Community Conversation Series on 2/24 will focus on Families & Neighborhoods. Strong, engaged individuals and families are the foundation of vibrant neighborhoods throughout the region. Neighborhoods are interconnected, adding to our sense of unity. Question to get the conversation started: What makes a vibrant neighborhood? It might help to complete the below sentence. For my neighborhood to be vibrant we ...more »
Families & Neighborhoods
I moved to Rockford from Chicago, travel there frequently for business, and live in downtown Rockford, so it's easy for me to view the city with "fresh eyes". When I consider the average person coming to Rockford for a volleyball tournament, or anything else downtown, the odds are "due to population" they will be coming from Chicago, and therefore will approach via State Street, not the 20, to Main steet wrap around, ...more »
Impact Statement: Strong, engaged families are the foundation of vibrant neighborhoods.
In one sentence or phrase, please write your three ideas about how we will achieve this impact statement. In your statements, please consider:
• WHO will make this happen? WHO will be impacted?
• HOW will this be accomplished: (tool, asset, method, or network utilized)?
• WHAT will be achieved?
I think something that would lead to strong neighborhoods and pride/culture in our neighborhoods would be to have neighborhood names - much like Chicago or San Francisco that has neighborhoods like Wicker Park, the Financial District, South of Market, etc. Rockford could have the very same thing to help align those communities with a sense of pride about where they live. I think some areas already have names: Downtown, ...more »
Please take the time to read this proposal: http://citydesk.us/WalkerSchool.html. If we don't help the children and families, all is in vain. Communities improve starting at the most basic unit. Our children are at risk because so many families are at risk. Let's get to the root, truly transform from the bottom up. Thanks you.
I support building quality housing, regardless of the location! Let's stand up for all families!