Transform Rockford Update
     David Sidney joined Transform Rockford in 2013 as a volunteer on the Shared Values team, helped to facilitate several and later joined the staff as Project Director in January 2016, to build capacity of project planning and execution.  Now, as the Executive Director, David continues to provide leadership of the Transform Rockford movement, and ensure the mission toward top 25 community and plan implementation.
     Before joining Transform Rockford, David practiced urban planning in the private and public sectors of suburban Chicago and the Rockford region.  He holds bachelor and master's degrees in urban planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and also holds a masters in Christian ministry from Northern Seminary (Chicago-Lombard).
     As a Rockford native, David has a passion for our local parks and natural outdoor amenities.  He also enjoys biking, playing tennis, camping, and being with his wife Michelle and two kids, Judah and Ava.  He is also an avid podcast listener and reader of anything people and leadership development, and enjoys Marvel movies.
     David will be stepping down from his position of Executive Director at the end of May to start his own consulting firm.  He will, however, continue to volunteer for Transform Rockford, coming full circle from volunteer to Executive Director and back to volunteer.
     David will talk about Transform Rockford, where it has been, how it handled the pandemic, and where it is headed in the future.  This will be an excellent opportunity for invite a guest or prospective member to join us in person at Memorial Hall or via Zoom by forwarding the Zoom meeting information to them.  Mary Ann Norwood will introduce our presenter and act as Rotary host.