‘We want to make an impact’: Community leaders recommit to Q2030

Jack Cullen | March 18th, 2019

The Q2030 Regional Action Plan, an initiative of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, gained momentum this month when volunteer champions recommitted to their workgroups for the next two years.

Chamber staff Greg Aguilar and Jack Cullen kicked off the March 4 meeting in downtown Davenport by outlining expectations for the backbone of Q2030 and workgroup leaders.

Q2030 Champion Randy Moore updates stakeholders about the ongoing efforts of the Welcoming & Inclusive Workgroup during a March 4 meeting in Davenport.

Staff introduced a new shared progress reporting method to allow for better communication between staff, tri-chairs, champions, workgroup members and other Q2030 stakeholders.

Following the collective impact approach to community development, Q2030 brings together a diverse group of leaders and organizations in a structured way that reinforces a common vision to achieve change and progress. It encourages continuous communication and collaboration and helps build trust and relationships among participants.

“Q2030 coordinates collective efforts to ensure the Quad Cities becomes globally recognized in 2030 for growing, attracting and retaining top talent,” Aguilar said. “Our Q2030 Champions are key leaders in our community who are going above and beyond the call of service to advance our region.”

During the recent gathering, champions of Community Collaboration, I-74 Gateway Corridor, Welcoming & Inclusive, Neighborhoods and Talent Development shared updates on action coming out of their respective workgroups.

“We want to make an impact,” Q2030 Champion Randy Moore said of the Welcoming & Inclusive Workgroup. “We don’t just want to do busy work.”

Attendees, including Q2030 Tri-Chairs Steve Bahls and Kent Pilcher as well as Chamber President & CEO Paul Rumler, revisited the top line measures of success for Q2030. In addition, champions were asked to share goals and action plans for their workgroups with the community.

The meeting closed with productive dialogue about upcoming Q2030 events, including the 2019 Quad Cities Big Table. Stay tuned for more details about the community-wide discussion scheduled for April 26-27.

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