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This portal was created originally to support Community Network Group (CNG). We have re-purposed it to support the Community Mobilization Resources Collaboration initiative.

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(Shown here for historical references as future CMRC activities may touch on some of the prior CNG topics)

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2020 News

March/April

Mayor Norton's Healthy Communities Collaborative Meeting

Wilder Research/Rochester Public Library MN Compass Training

January CNG Steering Committee Meeting Summary (Log In Required)

 

2019 News

December

CNG 2.0 launch prep.

May

CNG Steering Committee Meeting

March Complete Count 2020 Kick-off
Jan Future of CNG

 

2018 Announcements/Meetings

November

December

Complete Count 2020, Rochester Area Non-profit Coalition , Race Exhibit Returns

October

Cradle to Career, Kids Count Data (Rescheduled), Community Dental Care Open House

September

Livable City

June

Complete Count 2020, Compass Points and Village Updates

March

Social Determinants of Health & Relationship with P2S

February

Newsletter (Cradle to Career, Complete Count)

CNG Survey Results

January

Olmsted County Administration Updates & CNG Survey

2017 Announcements/Meetings

December

Conversation with new Rochester City Administrator

October

Mental Health

July/August/September

Housing Message Reframing Workgroup

June

Housing Round 2

May

Focus on youth

April

Workforce Context: Housing, Transit and Childcare

March

Immigration

February

Transit

January

Compass Points Drill Down

 

2016 Meetings/Announcements

October

2016 Compass Points, City of Rochester and Olmsted County

September

Future Format of CNG

July/August

A call for agencies support for multi-node transit

June

Workforce concerns and resources

May

Housing

April

Healthy Community Design

Feb

Community Dashboard Gains/Pains

Jan

Healthy Community Design

 

2014 Meetings/Announcements

November

CNG Determination of Purpose

October

Rethinking CNG Approach

May

DMC Beam and Health Improvement

March

Opportunity Alliance

Collective Impact

Jan

Planscape

 

2013 Meetings/Announcements

December

Scoping of Group - Document of Understanding

October

Planning of CNG

 

 


 

 

CNG Origin

What brought about the CNG and the Community Networking Center Portal (CNG Beam)?

 

The following June 13, 2013 by the Post Bulletin provides some background information for this network.

While promoters of Mayo Clinic's Destination Medical Center initiative has focused largely on the economic benefits of the proposed 20-year expansion plan, a community group is meeting to focus on the societal impacts the growth will bring.


While promoters of Mayo Clinic's Destination Medical Center initiative has focused largely on the economic benefits of the proposed 20-year expansion plan, a community group is meeting to focus on the societal impacts the growth will bring.

 

"There's so many things that growth will produce that are positive; there's also challenges that growth produces," said Olmsted County Commissioner Sheila Kiscaden, who attended last week's meeting.

Mayor Ardell Brede also joined the group last week, and he said he plans to reconvene it sometime in July. It includes representatives from local nonprofits, city and county government, Mayo Clinic and business organizations and the University of Minnesota Rochester.

 

The school district and many other organizations that support the community are going to have to make adjustments to how they operate, Kiscaden said.

 

"It's everything from do we need more schools? Do we need more law enforcement personnel? Do we need more housing? How are we going to deal with all of these various challenges and demands for service that come with an expanding population," she said.

 

Also, as Brede pointed out, not all of the 35,000 new jobs projected for Rochester over the next 20 years are high-paying positions. In fact, a large portion will be in the hotel and restaurant industry, paying lower wages, and that means more people in Rochester struggling to get by.

 

Also, as Brede pointed out, not all of the 35,000 new jobs projected for Rochester over the next 20 years are high-paying positions. In fact, a large portion will be in the hotel and restaurant industry, paying lower wages, and that means more people in Rochester struggling to get by.

"So, that will put some pressures on the community" and county's social services, Brede said.

 

Brede and Kiscaden said some of the other people involved in the group are: Dave Beal of the United Way of Olmsted County; Jay Hesley of the University of Minnesota Rochester; former Olmsted County Sheriff Steve Borchardt, who is with the Rochester Area Foundation; John Wade, president of the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce; and Rochester-Olmsted Planning Director Phil Wheeler.

 

The group has discussed ways it might share information and coordinate planning, Kiscaden said.

 

"I think rather than having every group go off and work on their own, it's really helpful to be able to share what's being learned along the way ... and look for opportunities for synergy, not only in the planning process but in the future for service delivery," she said.

 

Brede said two members of group will be talking with the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, which is part of the University of Minnesota, to inquire about possible consulting services.

Purpose and Goal

Purpose

Change power dynamics to create a pluralistic and intercultural community where all people benefit equitably. 

Goal

Create equitable access to community resources and civic involvement. 

 

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Discovery Square Updates (August 19, 2022)

A. August 2022 Mayo Clinic biomanufacturing lab announcement; B. Discovery Square Slides and Video Clips from February 2022 DMCC board meeting. Community comments. 

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RAISE AWARD AMOUNT: $19,900,000 (August 17, 2022)

The City of Rochester has been awarded a $19.9 million dollar United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant.

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Prosperity Initiative Information (August 17, 2022)

(1) About the program and August 2022 recruting  (2) 2018-07-011 Minority Business Conference hosted by SBDC, Diversity Council and Prosperity Initiative

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Microwash News (August 15, 2022)

100K boost by NMotion via its growth accelerator program to Microwash.

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Housing Alliance Coalition Senior Housing Report (August 10, 2022)

(A) Aug 2022 status: Request for Proposals for Senior Housing Development;  (B) Dec, 2021 status: (1) Senior Housing Community Co-Design Project Report;  (2) Project Background: Describing Senior Housing Project and Recruiting Co-Designing Team Members

 

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Project HEALINGS of MN Covid-19 Series - Articles 3 (August 05, 2022)

1. Vacines protect pregnancy and privacy - Find out now. 2, VACCINATION EMPOWERS LEARNING ABOUT OVERALL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

 

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RISE for Youth 2022 Activities (July 25, 2022)

A: Career Fairs;  B: 2022 Cohort: (1) Call to be a RISE for youth mentor; (2) Need Students to Apply - RISE for Youth Program -March 1st Application Deadline

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Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization 2022 Communication (July 24, 2022)

3Q2022: July message and report; (A) 2Q2022: June, May, April message and report; (B): 1Q 2022 (1) TB report and message (2) An apprenticeship readiness program is now recruiting women, people of color and veterans for careers in the construction industry. (3) Bloomberg news

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Why Get Vaccinated? (July 22, 2022)

 July 2022 e-Magazine; November 2021 e-Magazine; Info about booster; Education Slides in English and Chinese.  

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County of Olmsted, MN Resident Survey (July 20, 2022)

High-level results from the Olmsted County 2022 Resident Survey were shared at the Olmsted County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

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Techsoup by the cup (July 18, 2022)

July 2022 news: Zendesk Foundation's Tech for Good Program, Four Considerations for Secure Document Management, HubSpot 101, Video Conferencing, etc. 

 

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