Alton residents and community boosters Jayne and John Simmons have joined forces with a group of local big dreamers, thinkers, and doers to reimagine the future of downtown Alton.
Our hope is that by catalyzing the AltonWorks strategic plan, others will assume their leadership roles in concert with AltonWorks in helping to foster the vision and engage others in making Alton a vibrant hub for downstate Illinois and a livable, inclusive, welcoming city for all who choose to live, work and play here.
“We believe Alton has all the qualities that people want in a community. Many people I’ve spoken to see the potential of downtown Alton and understand that a strong downtown is the foundation of a strong community. With the abundance of natural assets within and surrounding the city, we believe Alton is perfectly positioned for a renaissance.”
– John Simmons
“John and I love Alton. We believe Alton is the perfect-sized city to remake one building, one park, one street and one opportunity at a time. By focusing on downtown Alton, we hope to improve the lifestyle of everyone in Alton.”
– Jayne Simmons