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April 10, 2024





March 10, 2024



EBE: Equity in the built environment

Housing: Economic Development Incentives for Housing

OpenBeam Questions regarding New Org Structure

2024: Year of Respect



February 20, 2024



City of Rochester Support of Mayo Clinic Bold Forward Unfound

Get Paid to help others toward homeownership

 ACT-SO Olympics of the Mind

Black History Month



January 23, 2024



Equity in Built Environment (Bloomberg) 

2024 Year of Respect

 ACT-SO Olympics of the Mind

SE SBDC Partners with ACHLA


December 5, 2023



Protect MN Presentation to CMRC


DMC Riverfront Plan Discussions


Co-designing to increase healthcare access for pregnant people.


 DMC Equity Alliance Series


October 19, 2023 Top 4



City Council October Study Session Co-design Q/A 

Technology Referendum: Takeaways from CMRC September Meeting

CMRC to Call for Allignment of  Omsted County BUP Effotrts 


Health Equity: Community Health Collaboration Portal Proposal Enters Second Round of Mayo Social Innovation Grant Evaluation

Link to Previous Top 4's


October 8, 2023 Top 4  


Top Four Noteworthy Beam Aware Community Activities (Updated 10//08/20/23)

September 2023 Top 4


Top Four Noteworthy Beam Aware Community Activities (Updated 08//29/20/23)

Augst 2023 Top 4 

July 2023 Top 4 


May 2023 Top 4

Top Four Noteworthy Beam Aware Community Activities (Updated 05/12/20/23)

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Presentation April City Council Study Session

Housing: Rochester Area Housing Analysis 


Mr. & Miss Juneteenth Scholarship 

Co-Design: Inauguration of  Co-design Partners




 March 2023 Top 4


Top Four Noteworthy Beam Aware Community Activities (Updated 03/19/20/23)


 January 2023


Top Four Noteworthy Beam Aware Community Activities (Updated 01/22/20/23)


 November 2023


Top Four Noteworthy Beam Aware Community Activities (Updated 11/20/20/22)

 Joint Studies: Racism and Public Health

Olmsted County Presentation to

CMRC November 17. 2022

City of Rochester

City of Rochester DEI 

Update  to CMRC



Mixed Use Site Development

Riverfront Small Area

Plan Report


DMC Equitable Development Status


October 2022


Top Four Noteworthy Beam Aware Community Activities (Updated 10/16/22)

 September 2022



 Rochester Public Schools Strategic Plan 2022



Request for Proposals to Spur Senior Housing Development

DMC Housing Summit

Downtown Development 6th Street Bridge

USDOT $19.9M Award 

Bridge Concept Design Meeting November 2021

Community Pulse

County of Olmsted, MN Resident Survey


August 2022


Top Four Noteworthy Beam Aware Community Activities (Updated 8/27/22)

July 2022

June 2022

The following projects have noteworthy updates 2022-03-21)


Olmsted County Joint Study

Online Survey


One Olmsted Presentation to CMRC

City of Rochester DEI Action Plan

After completing a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) audit in early 2021, the City of Rochester developed DEI goals for the years to come. 


Q1 2022 Health Assessment & Planning  

Health Dashboard


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)

Community News

This panel displays the latest community news. For a standalone view please click this LINK.

Homes for our Neighbors Community Gathering

Calling for Community Support at Community Meeting:  The most recent Olmsted County Maxfield Study found that from 2020-2030, housing demand required 18,000 new housing units. 71% would need to be general-occupancy and 29% age-restricted senior housing.

Last Updated June 15, 2024

Mixed Housing Mayo Civic Center Parking Lot

June 3, 2024 City Council Meeting 

Council action is requested to continue development negotiations with Sherman Associates and conditionally approve development assistance of up to $13,000,000 in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) assistance and up to $3,000,000 in DMC General State Infrastructure Aid.  

Last Updated June 13, 2024

PossAbilities Announcements

June 20, 2024 Skills Class: The Art of Theatre

Collaboration with CMRC: Presentation Slides, Video Recording Clip

Last Updated June 11, 2024

Three Rivers Restorative Justice Circle

Three River Restorative Justice and Project Legacy Restorative Circle re Century High racial hate incident

Circle included Kendall Hughes, co-founder of Three Rivers Restorative Justice, a partner of Project Legacy

Last Updated June 11, 2024

Olmsted County Community Indicators 2023

Report contains info: 

1. Demographics 2. Population by age 3. Diversity 4. Foreign-born population 5. Languages and ancestry 6. Educational trends 7. Household income 8. Poverty status 9. Health factors 10. Housing and living 11. Labor force 12. Unemployment rate 13. Election trends 14. Community safety 15. Environmental factors 16. Highlights 17. References

Last Updated June 09, 2024

ISAIAH Rochester Agenda

Focus Area: Housing; Our Next Generation; Healthcare; Community-Building; Climate

Activities: Rochester Faith in MN & ISAIAH Calendar and Strategic Missions


Last Updated June 09, 2024

Metro State University Invitation

White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI) Economic Summit in St. Paul, MN on July 2, 2024

Last Updated June 07, 2024

May 2024 Minnesota Compass Newsletter

May MN Compass Newsletter

Importance of data disaggregation: Minnesota's Asian Population, Minnesota's Black communities

Last Updated June 03, 2024

2024 Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan Reports

2Q 2024: May 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report; April 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report

1Q 2024: Feb 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report; Jan 2024: Admin Message, TBE Report

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

Last Updated June 01, 2024

Mr and Ms JuneTeenth 2024

2024 Recognition

$1K Scholarship

2024 Rochester H.S. Graduate: Application and Nomination

Sponsorship and Donation support

Last Updated May 29, 2024

DMC's BioRoch effort to Collaborate with MN MedTech 3.0

DMCC Board Updates:

1. May 2024 Status Memo to DMCC Board  

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

3. Nov. 2023 Video Clip of Discussion at DMCC Board Meeting about MN MedTech 3.0 Description and Webinar

References: US DEA Tech Hub Awardees 

Last Updated May 27, 2024

1H 2024 Destination Medical Center


May 2024 DMCC Board Meeting and City, County, DMC Joint Meeting

Feb 2024 DMCC Board Meeting

Last Updated May 24, 2024

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

Mobilizing Olmsted Voices for Equity (M.O.V.E.) community council application

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


Last Updated May 21, 2024

Minnesota Housing Profile Housing Statistics and Findings

2023 Olmsted County Housing Profile

State of MN Profile and Findings

Last Updated May 17, 2024

Minnesota Department of Health May 2034 News

May 2024 Health Equity Community Survey

May 2024 MDH Newsletter: COVID-19 in Min; Funding; Jobs; Upcoming Testing & Vaccination Events

Last Updated May 17, 2024

Free FAFSA Support for Community Based Organizations

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

Cradle 2 Career (C2C), Rochester Public Schools (RPS), and Arch to Philanthropy are launching a College Coordinator Pilot to provide College Based Organizations (CBOs) resources for College Readiness.

Last Updated May 06, 2024

Downtown Waterfront Southeast: 6th Street Bridge

Online Survey for Community Inputs

Asian Community Inputs Outreach

Last Updated May 03, 2024

Community Outreach Public Relations

Austin KSMQ R-Town Program Interview Segment about CMRC

Last Updated May 01, 2024

2024 Destination Medical Center (DMC) Updates

DMC Updates April 29 Presentation to City Council Study Session 

Transit Village

Business Development

Historic District

Last Updated April 27, 2024

Credible Mind and Collective Impact

Introducing Credible Mind to support CHNA collaboration. 

Last Updated April 22, 2024