Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Please Participate in the 2009 Rockford Community Poverty Reduction Survey

The Rockford Horizons Leadership Team, comprised of your Rockford neighbors, is beginning to prepare a strategic action plan to reduce poverty through the year 2012. (This is the third and final development step in our 18-month long Horizons community leadership project which began in September 2008). The first step is to survey residents and community members to see what they feel are the most important and promising strategies to adopt. The next, second step will be to hold two community meetings (June 23 & 30 at 6:00pm at the Harvest Moon) to gather additional public input and to write the action plan. Please plan on attending and bring friends/neighbors!

We invite you to take the survey located to your right. All answers are strictly confidential! All input will help us shape the above mentioned Action Plan! Your input is very important and all ideas will be considered in plan development.

This survey is organized around three guiding poverty reduction goals identified by our funder, the Northwest Area Foundation. They include: increased individual assets/wealth among low income people, increased community capacity to achieve sustainable prosperity, and improved public policy solutions to reduce poverty.

Thank you for taking the Community Poverty Reduction Survey.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Yard & Garden Debris Collection Event

On Saturday May 9th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm there will be an area set up behind the Rockford City Hall to bring your yard waste. Leaves, grass, brush and other home yard trimmings are welcome. There is no charge. If you have a waste pile in your yard and have no way to haul it to the collection area, please notify the City Hall @ 291-4716 before 4:00 pm on May 8th.

Rockford Farmers' & Flea Market

Starts on Saturday, May 29th and 30th and every Saturday through September 12th. It is held in the Rockford City Park from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Farmers and vendors are wanted! The cost to participate is $10 per space, due at sign-up. Fresh produce from the town's three community gardens will be for sale as it becomes available Proceeds go to the food bank and a future community center. Contact Todd @ (509) 291-4601 for registration and information.

Rockford Community Wide Garage Sale

This 2nd annual community event will be on May 29th-30th. The Rockford United Methodist Church, Rockford Historical Society and the Southeast Spokane County Fair will have items for sale. If you want to participate contact Todd @ (509) 291-4601 and get your name on the free "Map of Rockford Sales".