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Background

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 September News

UPCOMING FORUMS:

 

MINNEAPOLIS ENCAMPMENT COMMUNITY RESPONSE with David Hewitt, Director of the Office to End Homelessness, Hennepin County, livestreamed

Monday, September 16th , 7 to 8 p.m., Rochester Area Foundation, 12 Elton Hills Dr

 

STRONG TOWNS LIVABILITY FORUM with Charles Marohn, founder and president of Strong Towns.  AARP Minnesota and In the City for Good invite you to attend this forum.  Thursday September 26, 6 p.m., 125 Live

 

 

Upcoming Meetings:

 

Steering Committee: 

Tuesday. September 3rd, 4:00 p.m at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street. Main floor Conference Room

 

Library Action Group- TBD. Normally, 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 September 9th at 7:00 p.m. at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street

 

 Social Action Group Monday August 16th, 6:00 p.m. Meeting  location: Rochester Area Foundation- Guest David Hewitt- See Forum Information above.

 

Sustainability Action Group

Thursday, September 19th,  3:30 pm at Assisi Heights.

 

Age-Friendly Community Action Group

Wed August 28th,  6:30pm - 8pm 125 Live.

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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.
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Rochester Area Family Y (July 31, 2019)

Y Membership Scholarship Application Announcement.

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History Mystery (July 30, 2019)

$10,000  Matching Fund Competition!  A mystery donor has thrown down the gauntlet, challenging the new Executive Director, Waye Gannaway and You. 

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Pathway to Prosperity (July 26, 2019)

Olmsted County  Receives Grant for Pathways Toward Prosperity and Well-Being Program,

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