Rock Island's public-private partnerships featured


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Posted Online: Oct. 01, 2012, 12:55 pm
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Press release submitted by city of Rock Island



Rock Island will be featured at the upcoming International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Conference to be held October 7-12, 2012 in Phoenix, AZ. A video featuring Rock Island's public-private partnerships will be showcased during the conference.

Rock Island's public-private partnerships have successfully leveraged millions of dollars in improvements in the community. The City of Rock Island works with the non-profit organization Renaissance Rock Island, and others, on numerous developments, garnering community and business support, and ultimately focused on making Rock Island a better place to live, work, and play. Areas that are highlighted include Downtown, New Old Chicago Neighborhood, and the I-280 / IL-92 corridor development area.

Thomas Thomas, City Manager will be attending the conference and commented, " I am pleased to showcase Rock Island to my peers as well as potential developers while at the ICMA conference. This video showcases our recent developments and highlights the successes we have had, especially through our public-private partnerships."

Starting Tuesday, October 2, 2012, the video can be viewed at www.rigov.org.






















 



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  Today is Friday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2014. There are 103 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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