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During the spring of 2015, DMC was holding its final hearings. At about the same time Major Jim Frye from the Salvation Army had spoken with the Rochester Area Interfaith Leaders about his concerns related to DMC and how the Salvation Army’s community service buildings were not on the DMC map. Such services are critical services and many issues were raised regarding accessibility and the impact on social services by DMC.

These concerns were brought back to the Justice and Peace Ministry Team of Congregational Church UCC. After discussion, the team decided to appear before the final DMC meeting asking for a social impact statement, and they made plans for what would be the first In the Shadow of Growth Forums on June 17, 2015. Presenters were individuals from the community services area. With approximately 120 concerned community members in attendance, it was felt that a second forum would be held to gauge from those community members to see what direction the group would be from there.

So, a community group had started. In the meantime, several downtown church leaders had been meeting about the same issues. The group was called In the City for Good. The steering committee for the Forums met and chose to take on that name. There are eight Action groups working with the issues of Living Wages, Transportation, Affordable Housing, Sustainability, Social Services, Education, Social Justice and Historic Preservation.

 

2019 News

April 2019 News

 

IN THE CITY FOR GOOD UPCOMING MEETINGS:

 

FORUM:  April 25, 2019  Age-Friendly Listening Session with AARP at 125 LIVE. 7:00 to 8:30. 

 

Steering Committee

Tuesday. April 2nd, 4:00 p.m at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street. Main floor Conference Room

 

Library Advocacy Action group- April 3rd, 2019

7pm to 8 pm 1st Wednesday of the month conference room A on the main floor of the library to the right of the main floor auditorium.

 

Affordable Housing Action Group

Monday April 8th at 7:00 p.m. at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street

 

Sustainability Action Group

Thursday, April 18th, 3:30 pm at Assisi Heights.

 

Social Action Group Monday, April 22 , 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. light meal served. Please join us at 7 with Annie Avery of the SE MN Area Agency on Aging for a conversation about services, senior poverty, and senior needs in the community.  If attending the pre-program light meal, please rsvp at this email(food service will be available until 6:45).  Otherwise, we’ll see you at 7! Location: Rochester Area Foundation Community Room, 12 Elton Hills Dr NW

Upcoming meetings: 5/2, location TBD.  No meeting June and July.

 

 

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A sub-site of Community Beam, the City4Good website is being prototyped by openBEAM.net  to help the "In the City For Good initiative" to better collaborate.
Community Status/News

History Center to present Traveling While Black (April 23, 2019)

The “Traveling While Black” exhibit being developed by the History Center of Olmsted County will chronicle the challenges faced by black motorists prior to the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.

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Chateau Theater Request for Proposal (April 20, 2019)

3 proposals (Exhibits Development Group, Art Trust of Minnesota, Encourage Events Group) being considered as a result of RFP.  

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United Way Special Projects Team (April 16, 2019)

OVERALL OBJECTIVE: determine what forms of advocacy are most suitable to advance United Way’s vision and mission. 

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Pathway to Prosperity (April 12, 2019)

State lawmakers are being asked to provide $1 million in hopes of putting single parents and their children on a new path out of poverty this summer.

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OpenBeam April 2019 News (April 11, 2019)

Attended Sustainability's  Arrive Rochester meeting about ride sharing presentation. Learn more them and their positioning in DMC Transportation notion of Transit Management.  Added the Arrive Rochester organization to Community Beam registry. Rediscovered this letter to DMCC and now wondering if the consultant is being paid  400K per year. 

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Destination Medical Center (DMC) Plan (April 08, 2019)

3rd Annual DMC Real Estate Development and Investment Summit

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Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (April 07, 2019)

BRINGING OUR RESOURCES TO A SPROUT! EVENT NEAR YOU

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Journey to Growth Plan $25M loan fund (April 04, 2019)

PB: "As part of J2G, lawmakers from Southeast Minnesota are seeking to create a $25 million revolving loan fund to spur business and entrepreneurial activity in the region’s towns and cities."

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