Thursday, June 25, 2009

Growing awareness

Residents in Rockford and the surrounding communities that make up the Palouse region read about Rockford's Horizons blogspot in a news article published in the North Palouse Journal, May 28, 2009. headlined "Rockford develops a blogspot," and provided the Internet address.

Also, the article boosted the success of the survey Rockford Horizons Poverty Project team leaders circulated. The survey gathered ideas for what Rockford residents wanted on an official town website. Forty-four surveys were completed and returned.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Rockford's "Vision"

June 23, 2009

Twenty three Rockford residents came together at the first of two meetings and began defining their "Vision" of projects aimed at further reducing poverty in their community.

Applying skills learned in the nine-week Leadership Training phase, the process of reaching a concensus on goals was accelerated. Two groups formed, brainstormed, and then each condensed potential goals into eighteen, highest priority, most achievable projects addressing individual assets, community capacity and public policy.

All community members are invited to attend next week's Part II Visioning Horizons Poverty Project meeting, June 30th at Harvest Moon Banquet Room, beginning with food at 5:30pm. The goals will be combined and further refined. Plans for achieving the final selections will be drawn up. Project leaders will then solicit volunteers from the community to complete the projects by target-dates.