As I prepare to leave my position as Executive Director of the NWI Quality of Life Council I wanted to revisit an article I wrote in response to Rich James' take on region rats.
Last Updated on Friday, 06 July 2012 15:05
The recently merged organization, One Region/One Vision For Northwest Indiana's Quality Of Life has announced it's intent to move forward with a new Executive Director. The Board of Directors voted to name Dennis Rittenmeyer, former President of Calumet College of St. Joseph, as the Executive Director.
Subsequently, Jim Flannery, Executive Director of the Quality of Life Council, submitted his resignation effective June 1st, 2012 and will aide in the transfer of leadership until that time.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 May 2012 08:11
ONE REGION, QUALITY OF LIFE MERGE
Two civic organizations devoted to improving life in Northwest Indiana announced Saturday they have merged.
The Quality of Life Council, founded 20 years ago by leaders of the region’s institutions of higher learning, and the One Region: One Vision initiative, launched five years ago by The Times Media Co., have become One Region: One Vision for Northwest Indiana’s Quality of Life.
J. Guadalupe Valtierra, Chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College, and Bill Masterson Jr., publisher of The Times, will serve as co-chairmen of the newly formed group.
”There are many great and necessary initiatives that have evolved from these two movements, and having the opportunity to join efforts is a bold statement to the growing ideal of regionalism that will continue to propel us forward,” Valtierra said.
The action oriented group will continue 13 programs developed by the One Region initiative. These range from a regional healthcare council to a mayors’ roundtable to revitalization of the region’s urban core.
Last Updated on Friday, 06 July 2012 15:07
The QLC Community online is an opportunity for you to engage in dialog about the key quality of life indicators more than ever before.
The Quality of Life Council has been compiling data and insights on the key quality of life indicators for years.
Non-profits, community associations, municipalities, and business have been using this information to make a difference in the region.
Join with others to learn more about the key quality of life indicators, engage in dialog about them, and collaborate with other people in Northwest Indiana.
Inside the QLC Community online you will find groups focusing on each of the key 11 indicators of the Quality of Life Indicators Report, user profiles for people participating in the discussions, and an opportunity for you to join in the discussion.
The March 2nd Quarterly meeting of the Quality of Life Council held at Bethel Church in Crown Point proved to be a valuable and thought provoking experience for all those who attended. We would first like to thank all of the presenters including Ric Frattacia, Mike Berta, Dr. William Washington and Vanessa Ronketto. Each provided a perspective on education issues facing the Region. Of significant importance is the need to address parental engagement and involvement especially for the growth of youngsters up through the Third Grade. By that time the core values of the child have formed and will impact the future of their education. Of course, parental support through sharing expectations for the pursuit of educational excellence should be an on-going part of life.
Last Updated on Sunday, 04 March 2012 13:23
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