One Region: Improving the quality of Life in Northwest Indiana, represents the merger of two civic organizations devoted to improving life in Northwest Indiana.
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: Improving the quality of Life in Northwest Indiana.
William Lowe, chancellor of Indiana University Northwest, and Bill Masterson Jr., publisher of The Times, serve as co-chairmen of the newly formed group.
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.
The quarterly discussion of issues impacting Northwest Indiana held by the Quality of Life Council will continue under the guidance of a program committee.
The organization is be governed by a 16-member board. Those who served on boards of the former groups will also make up an advisory council.