City hires Comprehensive Planning manager

Todd Cagnoni, interim director of the City of Rockford Community and Economic Development Department, has announced the hiring of David Sidney as the manager of Comprehensive Planning and Design for the City of Rockford.

Sidney is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and has experience in urban planning, urban development, financial analysis and adaptive reuse strategies for land/buildings. He holds a bachelor’s degree in urban planning and master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Sidney is an active member of the Rockford community and was awarded the 2012 Community Service Award by the Park District for his involvement in youth athletic activities at Southwest Community Park and was recognized as one of 40 Leaders Under 40 by the Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce in 2008.

We are very excited to have Mr. Sidney as a member of the Community and Economic Development team,” Cagnoni said. “He has an excellent understanding of urban planning, a strong background in adaptive reuses, and is a leader within the community. He will be able to hit the ground running and will be an excellent addition to the city team.”

From the July 31-Aug. 6, 2013, issue

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