Rockford Police and Fire to merge departments

Rockford Fire Chief Mike Reus, Rockford City Manager Michael Young, and Rockford Police Chief Dave Jones introduce the new combined Department of Public Safety.

Rockford City Manager Michael Young announced the Rockford Police and Fire departments will merge and become Rockford Department of Public Safety beginning January 1, 2012. Young will act as the Director of Public Safety during the transition with current Police Chief Dave Jones and Mike Reus handling the daily operations of their respective divisions. “We […]

Rockford hires Linda Lehman as finance director

Linda Lehman

Rockford City Manager Michael Young is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Ms. Linda Lehman, as the City’s new Finance Director. Linda comes to the City of Rockford after spending ten (10) years as the Finance Director/Treasurer for the City of Cedar Springs. Linda has a Bachelors of Business Administration from Davenport University and […]

From the City of Rockford

Michael Young, Rockford City Manager

by ROCKFORD CITY MANAGER MICHAEL YOUNG Financial Outlook Over the past several years, the City Council has implemented numerous cost cutting measures to ensure that the City of Rockford budget is maintained within our budget constraints. One of the many cuts that were made included the elimination of the publication of the Rockford Outlook Newsletter. As an […]

Demo ‘officially over’

demoend

by BETH ALTENA According to City Manager Michael Young, as of Thursday, Nov. 4, the Wolverine Tannery demolition of significant structures was “officially over” with the exception of the wastewater treatment plant and existing shoe store. The existing shoe store will remain and open for business until the new shoe and apparel store at the […]

Planning Commission praises new shoe store plan

Kenneth Grady, general council and secretary for Wolverine World Wide, describes the thinking for placement of a new shoe and apparel store that will be built on the south side of the current Wolverine complex in downtown Rockford.

A public hearing for plans to build a new shoe and apparel store on the south section of the current Wolverine World Wide (WWW) property on the Rogue River was held Thursday, June 24. The plan met a warm reception for the most part, despite several comments—both from the public and Rockford Planning Commissioners—concerning contamination […]