Past City Manager visits Rockford in Sentimental Journey

Rockford Mayor Steve Jazwiec, flanked by Rockford City Manager Michael Young and Councilwoman Mary Eadie, receives a monetary gift to the City of Rockford from past Rockford City Manager Joe Salitros (1980-1984).

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Monday evening’s July Rockford City Council meeting had, what was most certainly, an unusual twist. Making a presentation before City staff and council members, past Rockford City Manager Joe Salitros (1980-1984) had scheduled a stop in Rockford to thank the City for the role it had played in his 30+ […]

Sponsors stepping up to Healing Fields memorial

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by BETH ALTENA United Bank’s CEO and president Art Johnson, honorary chair of the West Michigan Healing Fields, has stepped up to present his bank as Field Sponsor for the memorial tribute to those killed on 9/11. The bank gave the project a $10,000 check Tuesday, May 24. According to Nancy Martin, manager of the […]

Ten Mile expansion to be delayed until 2012

by BETH ALTENA Members of the Rockford City Council were surprised to learn during their monthly meeting on Monday, June 13 that the Kent County Road Commission (KCRC) has pushed back the timeline on expanding Ten Mile Road from three lanes to five. Because of restrictions on bidding portions of the project mandated by federal […]

Young receives contract extension, excellent review

Michael Young, Rockford’s city manager, had his employment contract extended one year after his recent annual council evaluation. This extension makes his contract a three-year agreement. He graciously asked for a salary freeze so he would be in line with other City of Rockford employee groups with whom he had negotiated wage freezes and concessions. […]

City to welcome new (born) residents with free tree

Rockford City Manager Michael Young shows off one of the City’s new Arbor Day National Tree City sign.

By BETH ALTENA The City of Rockford has just received approval of their designation as a National Arbor Day Tree City and will celebrate with a gift of a tree in their honor to newborns who reside within city limits. “We have always had a tree planting program where residents pay half the price and […]