ARTS & RECREATION

Impact Statement

Impact Statement

The Change We Want To See

Diverse forms of creative expression and recreation flourish and lead to self-fulfillment and national acclaim.

Strategies

Strategies

How We Make It Happen

Access For All: Our community forms and supports pathways into arts and recreation opportunities for all of our residents

Cultural Plan: Our community creates and aligns around a Cultural Plan to drive positive social change

Diverse Offerings: Our community’s arts and recreational offerings reflect the diversity of our residents

Valued Venues: Our region’s arts and recreation venues, physical assets, and natural resources are safe, modern and utilized by residents and visitors

Integrated Marketing: An integrated marketing plan publicizes and promotes the region’s arts & recreation events, opportunities and assets to local, state, national, and global audience

Projects

Projects

Teams Working Towards This Vision

The Rockford Region Cultural Plan team and Transform Rockford is in the process of developing and implementing a process for identifying and leveraging our community’s cultural resources, strengthening the management of those resources and integrating those resources across all facets of local planning and decision making.

In 2017, group members representing many different cycling clubs and many different cycling styles formed I Bike Rockford (IBR). The goal was to meet face-to-face, work together and speak in one voice as advocates for better cycling conditions, and to grow the cycling culture in Rockford and beyond. IBR focuses its efforts on Safety, Events & Education, and Policy & Advocacy. The group holds regular meetings to update members on the work of the committees and news about projects and events happening in the Rockford Region. IBR also hosts annual events such as Cycle on 2ndTour de Frost and Swarm the Market.

Outcomes

Outcomes

How We Measure Success