Speaker Date Topic
Shelton Kay, V.P. Crusader Clinic Dec 14, 2017
"Living with HIV" Program
"Living with HIV" Program
TBD Dec 21, 2017
TBD

Host - TBD

No Meeting Dec 28, 2017
Happy Holidays
Rudy Valdez Jan 04, 2018
Home Rule in Rockford

Host - TBD

Larry Williams, CEO, Rockford Housing Authority Jan 11, 2018
Breaking Down Barriers, Empowering Citizens
Breaking Down Barriers, Empowering Citizens

On December 28, 2016, the Rockford Register Star named Larry Williams as one of the People to Watch in 2017.  At the time Williams was the CEO of the Freeport Housing Authority (FHA). The Register Star noted that Williams, who became CEO in 2009, had worked tirelessly to change the perception of FHA residents.  He developed numerous programs aimed at developing soft job skills and strengthening relationships between the police and residents. This past September, Williams was named CEO of Rockford Housing Authority (RHA). In an interview Willaims said he will partner to work toward the goals of making Rockford a "top 25" community by 2025.  

Williams moved to Freeport from Chicago with his mother, between his junior and senior year in high school.  He chose to leave high school, getting a GED instead, and to started a call center in downtown Freeport.  Williams is a graduate from Rutgers University Executive Director Education Program and in 2015 he received an honorary doctorate.

TBD Jan 18, 2018
TBD

Host - TBD

Kevin Thomas Jan 25, 2018
Mt. Zion After School Program