Maurice West, 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 candidates who share our group’s vision for the Rockford region,” says Joel Zirkle, Co-chair of Next Rockford’s Government Affairs and Urban Development Committee. “We are actively connecting with candidates that share our vision 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://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.