Making Public Feedback Easier and More Accessible

Making Public Feedback Easier and More Accessible Main Photo

18 Jan 2024


Region 1 Planning Council (R1)'s new online social engagement tool makes giving feedback more convenient, inclusive, and transparent.  Called Engage R1, this tool allows you to fill out community surveys, tell us your opinion on regional plans, and follow the progress of all open projects. Time, transportation, physical ability, or language won’t be barriers to making your voice heard.

Participation is easy:  visit the site, view information on the project, and complete engagement activities on projects that interest you. No registration or personal information is required to participate.

The site can also be translated into eight languages:  Arabic, Polish, Spanish, Croatian, Serbian, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and Mandarin Chinese.

Get involved right now! These projects are open for public comment: 

•    Climate Action Plan Survey
•    Metropolitan Transportation Plan Survey and Fund It 
•    Regional Traffic Safety Plan – Transportation Safety Map and Survey
•    Emerging Industry Cluster Analysis

Future public engagement opportunities will be announced directly in your inbox for projects you follow, as well as in the Rockford news media and R1’s Facebook and Linked In profiles.