Category: Meetings

ICON Aldermanic Forum Monday, January 26, 2015

Posted on 01/20/15 No Comments

Springfield ICON held a Citywide Public Aldermanic Forum on Monday, January 26 from 6:30 to 9 pm at the Dove Center, St. John’s Hospital. Forum Voting Tally… Election Forum minutes… Click here to watch the full 2 hour video with the candidates’ comments… Voting record of current Alderman coming soon… Photos ICON’s Aldermanic Forum provided […]

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Letter to the Editor: Get Involved – Make a Difference!

Posted on 01/20/15 No Comments

The decisions being made today that have the greatest impact on you and your family’s quality of life are those being made, not in Washington DC or state government, but by ten of your next-door neighbors. Do you know who these neighbors are? Have you talked to them? Have you ever seen them at work, […]

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ICON Annual Meeting/Party Monday, December 15, 7pm

Posted on 11/25/14 No Comments

ICON members hosted their Annual Meeting and Holiday Party on Monday December 15 at Obed and Isaac’s. About 30 members and guests enjoyed a delicious buffet and good company. Chair Carol Kneedler provided a summary of ICON activity for 2014 and ICON’s plans for 2015. Download the minutes as a PDF… ICON presented our First […]

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ICON Monthly Meeting Monday, November 24 – Conversation with Candidates

Posted on 10/28/14 No Comments

Conversations with Candidates Mayoral Candidates will talk to ICON about their vision for Springfield and answer questions from our City Council Committee and ICON members. 7:00pm    Mayor Mike Houston 8:15pm     Samuel Johnson Download the minutes… Issues & Action Items (6:30pm) October 27 Meeting Minutes draft for consent approval ICON Bylaw changes to […]

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ICON Meeting: Conversations with Candidates, Monday, October 27, 6:30 pm

Posted on 09/30/14 No Comments

October Monthly Meeting October 27, 2014, at 6:30 pm First Church of the Brethren, 2115 Yale Blvd, Springfield, IL 62703 October Meeting Agenda Conversation with Candidates Mayoral Candidates will talk to ICON about their vision for Springfield and answer questions from our City Council Committee and ICON members. 6:30pm Sangamon County Auditor Paul Palazzolo 7:45pm […]

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ICON Monthly Meeting Mon, Sept 29, 7pm – Mayoral Candidate Gail Simpson

Posted on 09/26/14 No Comments

The ICON September Meeting was held on Sept 29 at First Church of the Brethren, 2115 Yale Blvd, Springfield, IL 62703. SEPTEMBER MEETING AGENDA  Conversation with Candidates  Mayoral Candidate: Springfield Alderman Ward 2 Gail Simpson will talk about her vision for Springfield and answer questions from our City Council Committee and ICON members.  Issues & […]

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SATS – Transportation Improvement Comments open until Oct 7, 2014

Posted on 09/01/14 No Comments

SATS has prepared the Draft FY 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) of road, bicycle, pedestrian, and mass transit projects in the Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA).  Projects slated for implementation during each year are indicated along with the sources of funding.  An Illustrative Projects List is also included to identify projects that are priorities for future […]

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ICON Public Forum on Peoria’s Neighborhood Revitalization – Monday, August 25, 6:30pm

Posted on 08/15/14 No Comments

Springfield ICON (Inner City Older Neighborhoods) Coalition hosted a public forum on neighborhood revitalization on Monday, Aug. 25, with special guests from Peoria. Videos and Downloads are below. Peoria Department of Community Development & Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator In June, the city of Peoria hired a full-time Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator for its Department of Community Development. […]

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ICON Monthly Meeting Monday, July 28, 7pm

Posted on 07/01/14 No Comments

To ICON Members and Participants, Our July Monthly Meeting will be held at First Church of the Brethren, 2115 Yale Blvd, Springfield, IL 62703. Agenda This is a combined Membership / Steering Committee Meeting. SATS Transportation Update – Kevin Milhelcic Planning for August 25 special event with Peoria City officials.  York Powers, new Coordinator of […]

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Public input meeting – downtown greenspace Monday, 7/14, 5pm

Posted on 06/20/14 No Comments

Maldaner’s Restaurant invites you to: downtown parking spaces as seasonal greenspace MONDAY, July 14, 5pm Maldaner’s Restaurant 222 S 6th St., Springfield, IL Come provide input and hear about the latest in urban design and liveable cities. Maldaner’s invites you to find out more about an innovative idea in downtown greenspace: using parking spaces either […]

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ICON Monthly Meeting Monday, June 30, 7pm

Posted on 06/01/14 No Comments

To ICON Members and Participants, Our June Monthly Meeting will be held at First Church of the Brethren, 2115 Yale Blvd, Springfield, IL 62703. Speaker Delilah Nelson, Family Service Center Special Enrollment Periods (SEPs) for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Download the SEP Presentation Handout here… June 30 Meeting Minutes (approved) Issues / Action Items  […]

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ICON Neighborhood Picnic June 8 – Lake Park

Posted on 05/06/14 No Comments

Come join your neighborhood friends for an afternoon of music, games and summer fun. Make some new friends from throughout Springfield’s older neighborhoods. Sunday June 8, 2014 1:00pm to 6:00 pm Lake Park at Lake Springfield   (Off East Lake Drive across from the Henson-Robinson Zoo) We had a great time with neighborhood leaders, Porkpie & […]

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ICON Monthly Meeting Monday, May 19, 7pm

Posted on 04/29/14 No Comments

Our May Monthly Meeting was held at First Church of the Brethren, 2115 Yale Blvd, Springfield, IL 62703. Speakers Alderman Cory Jobe, Ward 6 Rianne Hawkins, City Clerk’s Office Agenda Vote to approve ICON ByLaws language…  (approved) April Meeting Minutes (approved)

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ICON to receive Mayor’s Historic Preservation award for Neighborhood Preservation Efforts

Posted on 04/24/14 No Comments

ICON is honored to be a recipient of the 2014 Mayor’s Historic Preservation award in the Neighborhood Preservation Efforts category. The Awards were presented on Monday, May 5, at the Lincoln Park Pavilion, 1601 North 5th Street, from 5:30-7:30pm. The award ceremony was held immediately after a short reception. Thank you to Mayor Houston & […]

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ICON Green Summit Monday, April 28, 6:30pm

Posted on 04/24/14 No Comments

Our April Monthly Meeting featured presentations by environmental leaders from Springfield and the surrounding communities, with discussion and questions following. Speakers Speaker from the Springfield Bicycle Club Jim Johnston of Sustainable Springfield Vera Garrett of Springfield Community Garden – Download the presentation slides as a PDF… March Meeting minutes… (approved) April Meeting Minutes… (draft) Ward […]

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ICON at Earth Day Springfield on Saturday, April 26

Posted on 04/24/14 No Comments

Join Springfield ICON at Earth Day on Saturday, April 26 from 10am to 2pm! Springfield’s Annual Earth Day Celebration  is a ZERO WASTE event at Lincoln Park.  Bring the family and enjoy food, music and local earth-friendly vendors.  Find out about environmental initiatives taking place right here in Springfield!        

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ICON Monthly Meeting Monday, March 31, 7pm

Posted on 02/25/14 No Comments

ICON’s March Monthly Meeting was held at First Church of the Brethren, 2115 Yale Blvd, Springfield, IL 62703. Speakers & Topics Alderman Cory Jobe was ill and will be rescheduled for May to give an aldermanic report on the state of Ward 6 and his vision for our City and older neighborhoods. Budget Director Bill […]

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Monthly Meeting Monday, February 24, 7pm

Posted on 01/28/14 No Comments

Thanks to everyone who attended and contributed to ICON’s February Meeting. Tamara Browning, journalism professor at Benedictine University and students from her Advanced Journalism Writing class were our special  guests.They were observing the ICON meeting in the context of covering a government beat. ICON Mission & Vision ICON’s Mission and Vision, which had been extensively […]

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ICON Meetings & Events 2014

Posted on 12/31/13 No Comments

Meetings are usually in the basement of the First Church of the Brethern at 7pm, generally on the last Monday of the month, with a few exceptions – please see dates below. First Church of the Brethern 2115 Yale Blvd, Springfield, IL 62703 January 27 February 24 March 24 April 28 – Green Summit May […]

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ICON Monthly Meeting Monday, January 27, 7pm

Posted on 12/31/13 No Comments

Please join ICON for our Monthly Meeting! SPEAKERS Abby Walden, Springfield Public Works Large Item Pickup Program Josh Collins, Springfield Chamber SDAT Downtown Housing Study Plus updates on ICON issues.   January 2014 Meeting Recap Abby Walden, Springfield Public Works recycling coordinator spoke to ICON about three upcoming environmentally friendly activities: Hazardous waste pick-up at […]

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