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Start Date Title Description Tags
Jun 18, 2024 04:00 PM 2024 Village Farmers Market Kickoff Farmer's Markets start on Tuesday June 18th, 4 - 7 pm, and run all Tuesdays through early October. ('DMC', 'Diversity', 'CMRC', 'key')
Jun 13, 2024 06:00 PM Homes for Our Neighbors - What if we treated housing like a human right? In 2020, Olmsted County was forecast to need 18,000 additional units of housing by 2030. With higher growth due to Mayo Clinic’s expansion, the need will be even greater. Olmsted County is a leader in Minnesota for its commitment to locally-owned and -controlled housing. On June 13, come learn more about how Olmsted County is leading, and call on our county commissioners and local partners to dream even bigger to address our community’s urgent need for affordable, healthy, and climate-friendly homes. ('Housing', 'ISAIAH', 'key')
Jun 13, 2024 01:00 PM 2Q 2024 June Health HAPP Meeting Mobilizing Olmsted Voices for Equity (M.O.V.E.) Update, LGBTQIA+ Co-Design Work Discussion, 2024 CHAP Satisfaction Survey, Community Announcements and Sharing ('CHNA', 'community', 'Health/Wellness', 'Health', 'public sector work product', 'key', 'health work product')
Jun 12, 2024 10:00 AM June, 2024 Coalition for Rochester Area Housing Alliance Topics: Opportunities the IRA has for home remodeling & building; City of Rochester goals, priorities, and Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funding initiatives; Local Case Study: John Hardy’s House ('RAF', 'housing', 'openbeam', 'key')
Jun 04, 2024 04:00 PM June 2024 United Way BIPOC Leaders Panel and Small Group Conversation Join other BIPOC individuals to learn about ways to get involved in our community! BIPOC Leaders Panel and Small Group Conversation ('Diversity', 'compassion', 'key', 'civic engagement', 'CMRC', 'united way')
May 30, 2024 04:30 PM CMRC May 2024 Meeting Confirmed Topics CMRC Updates, PossAbilities DEI Outreach; C2C free FAFSA CBO support, United Way DEI Panel Convening; Potential Topic: Olmsted County Mobilizing Olmsted Voices for Equity (M.O.V.E.) ('diversity', 'disability', 'community', 'c2c', 'key', 'CMRC', 'united way')
May 30, 2024 11:00 AM 2025 Minnesota Joint Disparity Study Igbal Mohammed Office of Equity in Procurement - Manager 50 Sherburne Avenue, Suite 112 Saint Paul, MN 55155 (651) 201-2421 igbal.mohammed@state.mn.us ('Diversity', 'key', 'governance')
May 29, 2024 12:30 PM Star Tribune Minnesota Matters Rochester Star Tribune journalists and editors are coming to Rochester to learn from you. ('networking', 'listening', 'key')
May 28, 2024 01:00 PM May 2024 Rochester Vision 2050 Community Engagement Our city has undertaken a broad array of initiatives to create a bright future for her citizens and constituencies. These should be guided by a clear, optimistic, aspirational vision. 2050: Far enough for limitless possibilities; close enough to begin today to serve Rochester’s next generation and beyond. Vision 2050 Steering Committee guides this initiative A large volunteer group will put “Vision in Action”, using co-design to engage the community to share ideas and priorities for Rochester’s future. ('co-design', 'governance', 'community', 'key', 'openbeam')
May 23, 2024 12:00 PM 2024 DMC Collaborative Session Joint gathering of the DMCC board, DMCC EDA board, Rochester City Council & Mayor, and Olmsted County board, along with their respective staff. Goals for the meeting: Allow organizations to share ideas: Learning each group’s priorities, ('EDA', 'key', 'Entrepreneurship')
May 23, 2024 09:30 AM May 23, 2024 DMCC Board Meeting Destination Medical Center status include: metrics, DMC agency reporting, projects updates ('EDA', 'key', 'Entrepreneurship')
May 14, 2024 03:30 PM Luther College Rochester Spring 2024 Semester Seminar Project Presentations Student project proposal presentations ('Education', 'diversity', 'openbeam', 'key')
May 08, 2024 12:00 PM Working Toward Equality for Minnesotans of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage The Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans is an executive branch, non-cabinet agency tasked with the responsibility of working for the implementation of economic, social, legal, and political equality of Asian Pacific Minnesotans. The council serves Minnesota’s Asian Pacific Islander communities through advocacy, engagement, and cultivating strong partnerships. ('DMC', 'Diversity', 'Housing', 'key', 'CMRC')
May 08, 2024 10:00 AM May 2024 Coalition for Rochester Area Housing Alliance (By Invitation) Presentation & Discussion: 1st Generation Down Payment Assistance Program ('RAF', 'housing', 'openbeam', 'key')
Apr 29, 2024 03:30 PM Study Session: Rapid Transit & West Transit Village/DMC Update Project Schedule, FTA Critical Path; City/Mayo Agreements; Communications Planning; DMC Updates (Business Development; Historic District) ('transit', 'transportation', 'key')
Apr 24, 2024 06:00 PM Skills for Disagreeing Better Convened by Braver Angels, MPR and UMR • More understanding of the values and concerns of people who differ from you politically • Better skills for listening in a way so that the other person feels heard • Better skills for sharing viewpoints in a way the other person might hear -- even if they disagree ('UMR', 'MPR', 'openbeam', 'key', 'civic engagement')
Apr 24, 2024 09:30 AM DMC 2024 Real Estate Developer and Investment Summit Welcome to the 2024 Real Estate Developer and Investment Summit presented by Destination Medical Center and ULI Minnesota! Join us on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at the Mayo Civic Center for an exciting day of networking and learning about the scale and scope of opportunities in Rochester, MN. At this event, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with real estate developers and investment professionals from around the region. Whether you’re an experienced investor or just starting out, this summit is designed to provide valuable insights and opportunities specific to the Rochester, MN market. ('EDA', 'community engagement', 'housing', 'key', 'real estate')
Apr 23, 2024 01:00 PM April 2024 Rochester Vision 2050 Community Engagement Our city has undertaken a broad array of initiatives to create a bright future for her citizens and constituencies. These should be guided by a clear, optimistic, aspirational vision. 2050: Far enough for limitless possibilities; close enough to begin today to serve Rochester’s next generation and beyond. Vision 2050 Steering Committee guides this initiative A large volunteer group will put “Vision in Action”, using co-design to engage the community to share ideas and priorities for Rochester’s future. ('co-design', 'governance', 'community', 'key', 'openbeam')
Apr 22, 2024 04:30 PM CMRC April 22, 2024 Meeting Topics: City of Rochester DEI Action Plan Updates ; CMRC Collaboration Status ('diversity', 'openbeam', 'key', 'Diversity', 'CMRC')
Apr 10, 2024 12:00 PM Empowering Women in the Workplace Heather will provide a brief overview of the significant legislative milestones enacted by the Minnesota Legislature since women's Suffrage. Additionally, she will delve into Minnesota-specific data concerning women, shedding light on pertinent details regarding recent legislation and its implications for women in the workforce. ('DMC', 'Diversity', 'CMRC', 'key')
Apr 10, 2024 10:00 AM April 10, 2024 Coalition for Rochester Area Housing Alliance "Rural Trends 2024: Housing Supply and Demand" (Ben Winchester from the U of M Extension office) "Economic Vitality Funding Update" (Taryn Edens, City of Rochester) ('RAF', 'housing', 'openbeam', 'key')
Apr 09, 2024 10:00 AM RPS April 2024 Family Engagement Meeting Youth Voice & Student Leadership, with a presentation facilitated by Sarah-Louise Henry, RPS Coordinator of Youth Empowerment, Department of Equity and Engagement. ('RPS', 'diversity', 'rps', 'community', 'key', 'education')
Mar 25, 2024 04:30 PM CMRC March 25, 2024 Meeting Topics: University of Minnesota Rochester Campus & Climate Action Plan; Three Rivers Community Action, BIPOC Homeownership Mentor Outreach, CMRC Updates: ACHLA and Pamoja Women actions regarding Post Secondary assists ('diversity', 'openbeam', 'key', 'Diversity', 'CMRC')
Mar 23, 2024 07:00 PM Pamoja Women's Annual Iftar Dinner Please register to join Pamoja Women in a fast-breaking food sharing evening in the holy month of Ramadan. ('key', 'CMRC', 'community')
Mar 19, 2024 02:00 PM City and County Joint Meeting: A Coordinated Approach to Homelessness Receiving a presentation regarding several key areas of the Olmsted County/City of Rochester Homelessness System including roles, responsibilities and project updates from each organization; the development of a community response system; creating community vision; and the development of a nationally recognized community solutions tool known as Built for Zero. ('Housing', 'governance', 'community', 'key', 'homelessness')
Mar 14, 2024 07:30 AM 1Q 2024 March Meeting CredibleMind Platform Overview and Discussion; LGBTQIA+ Co-design Access to Care Work ('CHNA', 'community', 'Health/Wellness', 'Health', 'public sector work product', 'key', 'health work product')
Mar 13, 2024 12:00 PM Uncovering Rondo Community Land Trust and the Reparative Framework Delve into Rondo Community Land Trust’s “WHY” for this important, transformative work. ('DMC', 'Diversity', 'Housing', 'key', 'CMRC')
Mar 13, 2024 10:00 AM March, 2024 Coalition for Rochester Area Housing Alliance (By Invitation) Topics: Building Affordably: Technology Park Case Study; 2023 Housing Coalition Accomplishments Review; Upcoming Events/Announcements: ('RAF', 'housing', 'openbeam', 'key')
Mar 12, 2024 10:00 AM RPS March 2024 Family Engagement Meeting RPS Family Engagement CAPE @ Gage Highlights; Presentation on RPS Mental Health for Families with Sarah Clarke, RPS Mental Health Coordinator ('RPS', 'diversity', 'rps', 'community', 'key', 'education')
Mar 07, 2024 02:00 PM United Way of Olmsted County: Community Involvement Session Join other BIPOC individuals to learn about ways to get involved in our community! ('Diversity', 'compassion', 'key', 'civic engagement', 'CMRC', 'united way')
Feb 27, 2024 04:00 PM Open Beam Presentation to Luther College Lectures: The Mutable City History and Place; The Promise of the City from a Beam perspective ('governance', 'America City for Health', 'openbeam', 'key', 'Education')
Feb 26, 2024 04:30 PM CMRC Feb 2024 Meeting Improve Educational Experience for Children of Incarcerated Parents, 2024 Respect, CMRC Future ('diversity', 'openbeam', 'key', 'Diversity', 'CMRC')
Feb 23, 2024 07:15 PM Feb 23, 2024: The Year of Respect Feb 2024 This is a magnificent mission worthy of every effort we can individually and collectively give. 2024 The Year of RESPECT is a community-wide initiative that strives to reshape our attitudes and actions toward each other. Join us in this HEAD and HEART experience, as we take actionable steps to build a kinder community that is a light and example for the world. Let’s do this Together! ('networking', 'key', 'civic engagement')
Feb 17, 2024 10:30 AM Black History Month - The Arts, Virtual Story Time Bring your kiddos and virtually join us for fun and empowering stories of Black Artists. ('arts', 'diversity', 'Culture', 'key', 'NAACP')
Feb 16, 2024 10:00 PM Feb 2024 Bi-Monthly Community Co-Design Meeting (By Invitation) We will be 1) offering updates on co-design projects and training, 2) sharing guidance and tools for co-design project preparation (what questions to ask, how much will it cost, how long will it take, etc), and 3) discuss future co-design opportunities, barriers, and ways we might be able to support them/you. ('DMC', 'diversity', 'openbeam', 'key', 'co-design')
Feb 14, 2024 12:00 PM How We Rise: Lessons from Rochester’s Black History What can Rochester's local Black history teach us about how to center equity and racial justice today? What role does history play in how we understand and confront current issues of equity? Andre Crockett Sr. and Nicole Nfonoyim-Hara explore lessons from the new traveling exhibit Still We Rise: Rochester's Black Legacy. The exhibit is a showcase of the key leaders and events that have shaped the local community and its history. ('DMC', 'Diversity', 'CMRC', 'key')
Feb 14, 2024 10:00 AM Feb 14, 2024 Coalition for Rochester Area Housing Alliance (By Invitation) Senior Housing Presentation: Harvestview West Townhome Development; Housing Preservation Presentation: Residents of Old Town Hall Purchase & Plans ('RAF', 'Housing', 'openbeam', 'key', 'housing')
Feb 13, 2024 10:00 AM RPS Feb 2024 Family Engagement Meeting School Counseling and Family Engagement, with a presentation from Alex Higano, Lead School Counselor, and perspectives from RPS school counselors. ('RPS', 'diversity', 'rps', 'community', 'key', 'education')
Feb 01, 2024 09:30 AM Feb 1, 2024 DMCC Board Meeting Five year DMC Plan Heads Up, Shared Lab Spaces, Riverfront Small Area Plan 2.0, UMR developing human potential for healthcare industry, Bioech Hub, West Transit ('EDA', 'key', 'Entrepreneurship')
Jan 19, 2024 05:30 PM 2024: The Year of Respect--Mission: Kick-Off We have two REMARKABLE guests plus a GREAT evening planned that will both bless and INSPIRE YOU. George Thompson back in the day was not allowed to attend High School with white students. Today George is one of Rochester's most respected citizens. To know George is to love the man...He is an INSPIRATION. Israel Rocha has an equally inspiring story. Within the past two years Israel went from a life long drug addict who was homeless to DRY, marrying his girl friend, uniting their family and 7 year old son PLUS gaining sobriety. His presence exudes valuing people of all kinds. The Rocha's now have an apartment and bless others. Other guests will lift your spirit as we talk about what will happen this year in 2024 Year of RESPECT. ('networking', 'key', 'civic engagement')
Jan 19, 2024 11:00 AM CMRC Interlock Meeting with RAEDI and SBDC/Rochester Introduce CMRC Purpose, Explore business case for CMRC and future collaboration potentials, ('CMRC', 'key')
Jan 17, 2024 03:30 PM City Council Study Session: Future Transformation in the city Potential for transformation throughout the city will be the topic of a two-part Rochester City Council discussion starting Wednesday. With Mayo Clinic planning a $5 billion investment with its “Bold. Forward. Unbound. in Rochester” initiative, city staff will be asking the council for direction amid continuing change in the city. ('key', 'governance')
Jan 10, 2024 12:00 PM Advancing Equity in the Built Environment 1. An overview of the City of Rochester’s and Destination Medical Center's adopted targeted business and workforce participation goals for 2024; 2. Equity in the Built Environment Program ('DMC', 'Diversity', 'Housing', 'key', 'CMRC')
Jan 10, 2024 10:00 AM January 10, 2024 Coalition for Rochester Area Housing Alliance (By Invitation) 2023 Real Estate Data and Permits in Review; Olmsted County Housing Programs Overview, MN Affordable Housing Summit Summary ('RAF', 'Housing', 'openbeam', 'key', 'housing')
Jan 09, 2024 10:00 AM RPS January 2024 Family Engagement Meeting Welcome: Meet parents and staff in person, enjoy refreshments (9:45-10:15) • Snapshot Spotlight on Host Site: Sunset Terrace Family Engagement Highlights (10:15-10:30) • Culturally responsive "Fostering Family Partnerships" interactive workshop led by Beth Martinez, Parent Advocate at Cradle to Career, and Khadija Ali, Parent Advisory Council Member and co-founder of Pamoja Women. (10:30-11:30) • Optional Tour of Sunset Terrace (11:30-11:45) ('RPS', 'diversity', 'rps', 'community', 'key', 'education')
Dec 19, 2023 02:00 PM Pop-Up Flu and Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic Pop-up Vaccination Clinic sponsored by Community Wellness Clinic, Chinese Community Center, Pandemic Responders, Homeland Health, Stay Safe MN. First 50 signups to get CDC incentive of $100. ('key', 'community health', 'cmrc', 'Covid')
Dec 14, 2023 07:30 AM 4Q 2023 December HAPP Meeting Improve health indicators definitions; Community Health Thoughts; 2021-2023 CHIP Recap; Collective Impacts; Mayo Clinic and OMG Updates ('CHNA', 'community', 'CHAP', 'Health', 'openbeam', 'key')
Dec 12, 2023 03:30 PM Dec 12, 2024: The Year of Respect--Mission:Valuing Others! You and many other community leaders are invited to join in this effort to begin to bring about positive change in 2024. We need your influence during the next 12 months to transform a negative environment into a community which is Full of Respect, and Who Value Others! ('networking', 'key', 'civic engagement')
Dec 09, 2023 11:30 AM Journie: Graduation Class of Fall 2023 We have reached a milestone in our journey 🎓 RSVP to join us: journieproject@gmail.com. Our youth who suffer trauma in various ways have successfully completed the 8 Steps to Promotion Workshop. The workshop is an 8 week program that focuses on life skills. Despite the challenges they continue to face at home and in society they continued dedicating their time to personal growth. Because of that, we want to acknowledge their hard work and efforts by giving them memorable experiences outside of their local neighborhoods to expand their creative conscience. An investment in our youth is an investment in our future. Help us celebrate our local future leaders. Support our graduate field trip by donating to our GiveMN fundraiser link in our bio. This program is made possible by our amazing sponsors at @uwolmsted @125livemn ('youth', 'Education', 'diversity', 'key')
Dec 01, 2023 10:00 PM December 2023 Bi-Monthly Community Co-Design Meeting (By Invitation) We will be 1) offering updates on co-design projects and training, 2) sharing guidance and tools for co-design project preparation (what questions to ask, how much will it cost, how long will it take, etc), and 3) discuss future co-design opportunities, barriers, and ways we might be able to support them/you. ('DMC', 'diversity', 'openbeam', 'key', 'co-design')
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Community Anchor Projects

wellness 0 Anchor projects provide the backdrop of our community's major initiatives and have overarching impacts to the community:

Aging: Age-Friendly Olmsted County (AFOC) Plan

Civic Engagement: 2024 The Year of Respect

Co-designing: Co-design Tracker

Community Mobilization: Building Out Community Mobilization Resources Coalition

Diversity and Inclusion: Mobilizing Olmsted Voices for Equity (M.O.V.E)

Economic Development: Destination Medical Center (DMC)

Education: Rochester Public Schools Strategic Plan

Health Determinants: Community Health Assessment Process

Housing: Housing Alliance Coalition

Mobility: LINK - Bus Rapid Transit

Regional Growth: Mayo Clinic Bold Forward Unbound

Sustainability: Sustainability and Resiliency Action Plan

Vision/Identity: Rochester Vision 2050

Workforce Development: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization

Workforce Development: Equity in the Built Environment (Bloomberg)

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Homes for our Neighbors Community Gathering

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Mixed Housing Mayo Civic Center Parking Lot

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PossAbilities Announcements

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Three Rivers Restorative Justice Circle

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Olmsted County Community Indicators 2023

Report contains info: 

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ISAIAH Rochester Agenda

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Metro State University Invitation

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May 2024 Minnesota Compass Newsletter

May MN Compass Newsletter

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2024 Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan Reports

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Special callouts: Women in Construction; City of Rochester Equity in Development 

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Mr and Ms JuneTeenth 2024

2024 Recognition

$1K Scholarship

2024 Rochester H.S. Graduate: Application and Nomination

Sponsorship and Donation support

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DMC's BioRoch effort to Collaborate with MN MedTech 3.0

DMCC Board Updates:

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2. Feb 2024 DMCC Board Meeting: Video Clip of Discussion at Feb 1 2024 DMCC Board - DMC part of MedTech 3.0; Memo to DMCC

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References: US DEA Tech Hub Awardees 

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1H 2024 Destination Medical Center

Proceedings

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Feb 2024 DMCC Board Meeting

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M.O.V.E: A Collaboration of SHIP, Joint Study, One Olmsted

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M.O.V.E. Promotional Flyer and Application to join M.O.V.E.

5/10/2024 Conversation Olmsted County Rep and CMRC Rep.: Regarding Olmsted County Community Council's DEI initiative called Mobilizing Olmsted Voices for Equity (M.O.V.E) 

Rochester Area Foundation Support Message

 

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Minnesota Housing Profile Housing Statistics and Findings

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State of MN Profile and Findings

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Minnesota Department of Health May 2034 News

May 2024 Health Equity Community Survey

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Free FAFSA Support for Community Based Organizations

5/6/2024 Announcement: CBO hosting a College Financial Aid Event to receive $1000 grant

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Downtown Waterfront Southeast: 6th Street Bridge

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Asian Community Inputs Outreach

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Community Outreach Public Relations

Austin KSMQ R-Town Program Interview Segment about CMRC

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2024 Destination Medical Center (DMC) Updates

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Transit Village

Business Development

Historic District

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