Next Rockford October 9th General Membership Meeting Follow-up

Next Rockford held their General Membership meeting on October 9th.  The main topic of the meeting was a forum with the two candidates for Winnebago County Sheriff.  This is a critical race in the November election with impact on regional safety.  Both candidates represented themselves and their views well.  We appreciate both for caring enough about the region to invest their time, effort, and lives to make a difference.  Good luck to both! Additionally, the organization had updates on:  Volunteer work with A World in Motion STEM program at...

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Next Rockford to Conduct Sheriff Candidate Forum This Thursday

Next Rockford Meeting Thursday, October 9, 2014 YWCA 7:30-8:30 am Topic: Winnebago County Sheriff Candidate Forum Twitter Hashtag: #nextsheriff   Please join Next Rockford this Thursday October 9th at 7:30am at the YWCA for the General Membership meeting.  There will be a forum with the two candidates for Winnebago County Sheriff.  This is a critical race in the November election with impact on regional safety.  Be there to learn about the candidates and their strategies and plans. Additionally, the organization will have updates on:...

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What is Next Rockford?

Since the original group first met in the fall of 2003, there have always been three keys to the philosophy on why Next Rockford exists. We exist to….. Connect Generation X and Generation Y leaders to one another.   Educate our generations on the issues important to the community and to individual members.   Once we are connected and educated, successfully advocate for issues important to our generations, members, and community.   What have we accomplished as a group in our 10-years? First and foremost, there are countless...

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Strolling towards transformation one volunteer at a time

Stroll on State is quickly approaching this Saturday. Last weekend, I had the privilege of working next to 350 volunteers from Heartland Community Church who were committed to cleaning up and decorating downtown Rockford. These community-minded folks used their free time with only one thing in mind; making Rockford an even better place. Together. With all the conversations of transforming Rockford and collaboration buzzing around the city, I feel compelled to chime in on something I witnessed.  I’m not sure when it hit me what was actually...

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Morrissey Supports Next Rockford Platform

Larry Morrissey, 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...

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