Tom McNamara, running for Rockford Alderman in the 3rd Ward, has endorsed Next Rockford’s platform of advocating for improvements in the region’s business environment, education, urban development, cultural offerings, and civic engagement.
“We are excited about Tom McNamara running for the 3rd Ward alderman.” said Joel Zirkle, Co-chair of Next Rockford’s Government Affairs and Urban Development Committee. ”Seeing our members seek leadership rolls in the community is what will keep our young professionals engaged and vested in the community.”
Next Rockford has this initiative to encourage elected officials and candidates to support the organization’s platform. The platform endorsement process was developed to educate public officials on issues of importance to the Next Rockford membership and encourage them to advocate on the group’s behalf. Information and the endorsement form can be found on the group’s website at http://ow.ly/hqWJY
Next Rockford members are working on numerous issues including promoting economic revitalization and industry diversification; helping grow area businesses and attract new business; developing a thriving public school system; encouraging investment in the downtown region; supporting arts and cultural initiatives; and encouraging civic engagement and volunteerism.