Organization

Will Pederson - District Chief

Founder & Board President, Will saw an opportunity to align with the September 11th Families Association to create a memorial that would serve to honor all 9/11 victims and remember emergency responders locally who have died in the line of duty. Will is a District Chief on the Rockford Fire Department and a 26 year veteran of the fire service.

Kyle Hill - Captain

Co-Founder & Treasurer, Kyle has worked to ensure that the memorial is sufficiently funded and future is fundamentally sound financially. Kyle is a Captain on the Rockford Fire Department and a 25 year veteran of the fire service.  

Alanna Conard

With numerous years in Public Service and County Government Alanna has worked primarily as a promotor and Fundraising Manager for the memorial. Alanna‚Äôs contact with the local community continues to serve the memorial well each day.  

Brian Carlson - Captain

Appointed to the memorial board in 2017 Brian has served as our Merchandising Coordinator ensuring that citizens who purchase memorial bricks and challenge coins gain a worthwhile piece of history. Brian is a Captain on the Rockford Fire Department and a 25 year veteran of the fire service. 

Rob Labak

As a sixteen year local business owner and lifelong resident of Winnebago County, Rob serves on the board in respect for those who protect our community.