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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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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