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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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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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Next Rockford Meeting – Elected Offices and Appointed Boards – 8/13 7:30am YWCA

Next Rockford Meeting Thursday, August 13, 2015 YWCA, 4990 E State St, Rockford, IL 7:30-8:30 am Topic: Elected Offices and Appointed Boards Twitter Hashtag: #nextseat Have you ever wondered how to get a seat at the table? An elected position or an appointed board? Please join us on Thursday August 13th at 7:30am at the YWCA for the General Membership meeting where a panel including Rock Valley Trustee Ashley Burks, Rockford Alderman Tom McNamara, and Winnebago County Board member John Sweeny, Jr. will share their experiences about the...

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You are invited to an upcoming Community Idea Exchange

What can we do to better educate our kids? How can we shape them into the leaders of today and the future? As a valued member of our community and part of an organization that impacts the young people in our region we hope you will join us at the Transform Rockford Community Idea Exchange on Thursday July 30th from 5:30-7:00 at the Guilford High School Field House. This week’s focus will be on Education and Leadership & Youth. This Community Idea Exchange will be hosted by Next Rockford. Next Rockford’s mission is to engage Rockford’s...

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Next Rockford Meeting – 6/11 7:30am YWCA

Next Rockford Meeting Thursday, June 11, 2015 YWCa, 4990 E State St, Rockford, IL 7:30-8:30 am Topic: City and County Update and Strategic Plans Twitter Hashtag: #nextcico Please join us on Thursday June 11th at 7:30am at RMAP for the General Membership meeting.  Mayor Morrissey and Chairman Christensen will provide updates on current status, and more importantly, 2-3 strategic initiatives for the City and County. Additionally, we will have updates on: – Location Based Scholarships Next Rockford exists to….. – Connect generational...

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Next Rockford on RMAP and Long Range Transportation Planning

Topic: RMAP and Long Range Transportation Planning Twitter Hashtag: #nextrmap At the May General Membership meeting of Next Rockford Michael Dunn Jr. spoke about RMAP and Long Range Transportation Planning.  Next Rockford also concluded the book drive for schools in need with over 5,000 books gathered! Great work by @_weberchris and our members on over 5,000 books gathered for @RPS205 students in need! #nexteducation pic.twitter.com/pTs9utdPHw — Next_Rockford (@Next_Rockford) May 14, 2015 Great to see @iamjohnoliver Infrastructure video at...

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