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Kleen Supports Next Rockford Platform

Michael Kleen, running for Rockford Mayor, 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 actively seeking candidates and elected officials who share our group’s vision for the Rockford region,” says Frank Haney, Next Rockford facilitator. “We are focused on a number of key areas and are pleased that candidates continue to sign on to the platform.”

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://www.nextrockford.org/index.php?page=government-affairs

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.

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