Whiteside County is drafting a Comprehensive Plan, a plan to guide development and positive change over the next 20 years. The general public is invited to attend two public meetings to discuss specific land use polices and economic development programs. The first meeting will focus on policies regarding land use, development, and farmland preservation. We will discuss where development of all types should and should not occur in the County. This meeting will be hosted at the Odell Public Library Community Room, 307 South Madison Street, Morrison, beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 23rd. The second meeting will cover programs and initiatives to spur economic development and job creation in Whiteside County. The emphasis will be on coordinating and focusing the efforts of existing economic development organizations and professionals, including Whiteside County staff. This meeting will be hosted in the Rock Falls City Council Chamber, 603 W. 10th Street, Rock Falls, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, January 24th. Questions about these meetings or the comprehensive plan should be directed to Betty Steinert, Whiteside County Economic Development, firstname.lastname@example.org, 772-5182, 200 East Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270.