Transform Rockford announces ‘Community Visioning Sessions’

By Jim Hagerty
Staff Writer

Transform Rockford, the regional long-term planning group aimed to improve the social and economic condition of the area, announced the schedule of its upcoming Community Visioning Sessions Thursday, Jan. 9.

The two-hour public sessions will be held at seven Rock River Valley locations from Jan. 13 through February. Each meeting will follow a question-answer format, allowing trained facilitators and moderators to share facts about Rockford and seek input from the community.

“It’s an opportunity for people to get engaged,” Transform Rockford Executive Director Mike Schablaske said. “We are blessed with a lot of interest and participation and ideas. This is a forum where we can start talking about what it is we want to be and then make the plans on how to become that.”

Following is a list of community sessions scheduled through January. February meetings will be announced at a later date.

Monday, Jan. 13–noon to 2 p.m., Orton Keyes, 633 Ranger St., Rockford; Thursday, Jan. 16– noon to 2 p.m., Second Congressional Church, 318 N. Church St., Rockford; Saturday, Jan. 18–10 a.m. to noon, St. Elizabeth Center, 1536 S. Main St., Rockford; Tuesday, Jan. 21–6-8 p.m., Boys & Girls Club-Carlson Unit, 7406 Evans Ave., Machesney Park; Wednesday, Jan. 22–10 a.m. to noon, Boys & Girls Club-Blackhawk Unit, 330 1th Ave., Rockford; Monday, Jan. 27–6-8 p.m., Boys & Girls Club-Flodin Unit, 1000 Mill Rd., Rockford; and Thursday, Jan. 30–1-3 p.m., Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St., Rockford.

More information about Transform Rockford is at the group’s website, Facebook page and on Twitter.

Posted Jan. 9, 2014

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