Arts & Recreation

Ideas about Arts Scene

I recently moved to Rockford and I was amazed at the number of venues and artists involved in the recent Arts Scene event. I attended from 4 p.m. to close Saturday and was only able to visit a small portion of the venues -- mostly downtown and 7th St. The amount and variety of art was mind blowing. I wanted to see more of the artists and venues, but unfortunately ran out of time. I know there will be another Arts Scene ...more »

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Economy & Jobs

Making Rockford Mass Transit Easier to Use

I recently moved to Rockford & when my car was in the shop for a week, I wanted to take the bus from my home near Swedish American Hospital to East State/Alpine & then out east to a restaurant. I was pleased to find a route that runs regularly in that direction and an unlimited weekly bus pass for only $16. However, I learned I couldn't buy the pass unless I went to one of the transit stations, or mailed my payment in ...more »

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Education

Renewal: Education

Impact Statement: Our Pre-K through 12 schools and students are the pride of our community and are nationally recognized for excellence. All education and training are dynamic, providing accessible paths to fulfilling careers, and are highly valued by our citizens and employers. In one sentence or phrase, please write your three ideas about how we will achieve this impact statement. In your statements, please consider: ...more »

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Leadership & Youth

Renewal: Leadership & Youth

Impact Statement: Our leaders are visionary, effective, respected, and supported, They engage our youth and actively develop our next-generation leaders. 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)? ...more »

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Living the Brand

Reframing a 21st Century Community: Living the Brand

Impact Statement: Living the Brand All residents in the Rockford Region See the Community with New Eyes. They feel proud of where they live, have confidence in the future, and inspire others to conduct their lives in a way that promotes our region from within. 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 ...more »

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Economy & Jobs

Revitalization: Economy & Jobs

Impact Statement: The region has a skilled and sought-after workforce - enabling all families to improve their standard of living. Our people are employed and per capital income is above the national average. As a hub of ideas and innovation, we nurture, grow and attract world-class industries and employers. We are recognized for leadership in advanced manufacturing, logistics and agribusiness. In one sentence or phrase, ...more »

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Physical Infrastructure

Revitalization: Physical Infrastructure

Impact Statement: Our transportation and communication systems are robust and accessible. They efficiently connect people to opportunities and amenities within and beyond our region. 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, ...more »

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Quality

Revitalization: Quality

Impact Statement: Our commitment to quality drives all community activities - delivering superior infrastructure, services and attractions. As a hub of ideas and innovation, we nurture, grow and attract world-class industries and employers. We are recognized for leadership in advanced manufacturing, logistics and agribusiness. In one sentence or phrase, please write your three ideas about how we will achieve this impact ...more »

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Living the Brand

Reframing a 21st Century Community: Living the Brand

Impact Statement: All residents in the Rockford region see the community with new eyes. They feel proud of where they live, have confidence in the future, and inspire others to conduct their lives in a way that promotes our region from within. 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 ...more »

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Communications

Reframing a 21st Century Community: Communications

Impact Statement: From our backyards to the world stage we facilitate and implement best practices in compelling and genuine communication for and among all residents, resulting in shared community pride and a positive image and reputation for the region. As a hub of ideas and innovation, we nurture, grow and attract world-class industries and employers. We are recognized for leadership in advanced manufacturing, logistics ...more »

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Unity, Pride Culture

Sense of Place: Unity, Pride,Culture

Impact Statement: Our community is unified, celebrates its achievements and diversity, takes pride in individual and collective achievement, and lives its shared values. 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, ...more »

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Arts & Recreation

Sense of Place: Arts & Recreation

Impact Statement: Diverse forms of creative expression and recreation flourish and lead to self-fulfillment and national acclaim. 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 ...more »

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Families & Neighborhoods

Sense of Place: Families & Neighborhoods

Impact Statement: Strong, engaged families are the foundation of vibrant neighborhoods.

 

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• WHO will make this happen? WHO will be impacted?

 

• HOW will this be accomplished: (tool, asset, method, or network utilized)?

 

• WHAT will be achieved?

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