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Potential Purpose Built Community for Rockford

Topic: Purpose Built Communities Twitter Hashtag: #nextpurpose At the January General Membership meeting of Next Rockford a panel consisting of Paul Logli, Jim Keeling, and Gary Anderson discussed a current and relevant topic,  Purpose Built Communities and the potential for Rockford.   Next Rockford General Membership on Purpose Built Communities. Thanks for hosting @RockfordHousing ! #nextpurpose pic.twitter.com/IzVMQo7rnL — Next_Rockford (@Next_Rockford) January 14, 2016 Purpose Built Communities panel of Keeling, Logli, and Anderson....

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Property Taxes Have You Seeing Red?

Topic: Property Taxes Have You Seeing Red? Twitter Hashtag: #nexttaxes At the December General Membership meeting of Next Rockford the RAEDC‘s Leadership Council Ad Hoc Team discussed a current and relevant topic,  Property Taxes: The How, The Concerns, and the Possible Solutions.   Panelists: Conor Brown, Ken Crowley, Jimsi Kuborn, Michele Petrie & Ashley Sarver @Next_Rockford property tax session. @rrstar #nexttaxes — Anna Derocher (@annaderocher) December 10, 2015 What better way to start the day than a property tax primer...

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Property Taxes Have You Seeing Red?

    Next Rockford Presents a discussion on PROPERTY TAXES With the Rockford Area Economic Development Council 12/10 7:30am YWCA 4990 E. State Street, Rockford, IL #nexttaxes Join us on December 10th at 7:30am at the YWCA for a candid discussion on our local property taxes, equalized assessed vales, and mill rate. The RAEDC’s Leadership Council Ad Hoc Team will discuss a current and relevant project. Property Taxes: The How, The Concerns, and The Possible Solutions. Panelists: Conor Brown,Government Affairs Director at Rockford...

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Partnerships and Collaboration – How Rock Valley College Gets It Done

Topic: Partnerships and Collaboration – How Rock Valley College Gets It Done Twitter Hashtag: #nextrvc At the November General Membership meeting of Next Rockford Rock Valley College President Mike Mastroianni spoke about the partnerships and collaborations that have led to the great successes with the airline maintenance program, the nursing school, the engineering school, and others. @RVCPresident Mike Mastroianni sharing RVC collaboration successes and future plans. @rvcgoldeneagles #nextrvc pic.twitter.com/5rVSRhhZeX — Next_Rockford...

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Taxpayers Deserve Support in RVC Faculty Strike

Rockford has one of the highest property taxes in the nation.  The state of Illinois has a growing budget deficit making college funding appropriations unknown. In addition, the Rockford area has lost population, and enrollment at Rock Valley College (RVC) has dropped. Nine month RVC faculty members earn a base salary on average of $66,000 (which does not include extra duty pay or summer pay) and have a generous Cadillac health insurance plan. They now want more, a lot more at taxpayer expense. RVC Faculty Union recently turned down a Federal...

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RVC’s Alignment Process: Big Wins + Tough Decisions

My name is Frank Haney. I am a proud Rock Valley College alum and current Board Chairman. I would like to share a few thoughts about the college’s on-going negotiation with its faculty: 1.  I love Rock Valley, admire our faculty and staff, and have seen firsthand how the college changes lives and is helping ensure the transformation of our community. At every level of the organization, RVC is working hard to align with community needs. This is a fact. 2. We must also face the fact that our current financial climate will be challenged in...

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Next Rockford – Our Year In Review

Next Rockford is an organization that  exists to connect generational leaders to one another, educate our generations on the issues important to the community and to individual members, and once connected and educated, successfully advocate for issues important to generations, members, and the community.  The Next Rockford organizational year runs from October through September making this a great time to reflect on the past twelve months of activities and a great year! Special Event Hosted, with State Representative Sosnowski,  Governor...

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