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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 December News

Upcoming Meetings:

 

Steering Committee: 

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

  

Affordable Housing Action Group

Monday, December 9th at 7:00 p.m. at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street

 

Social Action Group 

No meeting in December. Congregational Church, 974 Skyline Dr SW   

 

Age-Friendly Community Action Group

Wed, December 18th,  6:30pm - 8pm 125 Live.

 

Library Action Group- TBD 

Sustainability Action Group- TBD

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Purpose of the site
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

AARP Age Friendly Community (January 15, 2020)

Olmsted County joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.

 

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2019 Community for Health Workgroup Log (December 20, 2019)

DMC EDA initiated Community For Health group effort notes.

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Journey to Growth Plan 5 Year Conclusion and Celebration (December 10, 2019)

Per PB Reporting: "While the five-year timeline for the Journey to Growth initiative has wrapped up, the work of diversifying Southern Minnesota's economy continues."  

 

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Isaiah News (December 08, 2019)

2019 Rochester ISAIAH Community Meetings and news. 

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Community Networking Group (CNG) Relaunch Conversations (November 27, 2019)

CNG Steering Committee collaborating with Mayor Kim Norton to launch CNG 2.0. 

 

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Minnesota Housing awards funding for two affordable housing projects in Rochester (November 23, 2019)

The two local projects selected are Century Heights, a 76-unit project from Rochester-based Joseph Development, and Mayowood Apartments, a 30-unit development from Center City Housing Corporation.

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DMC Transportation Plan - Circular (November 20, 2019)

 DMCC Board Voted in favor of staff recommendations. 

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Asian Pacific MN Complete Count 2020 Project (November 05, 2019)

API Heritage Month Speech by Sia Her, Executive Director at MN State Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, at U of WI, Eau Claire -- May 2019 

 

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