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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 May News

Steering Committee: 

Tuesday. May 7th, 4:00 p.m at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street. Main floor Conference Room

 

Library Advocacy Action group- Due to construction, no May meeting! 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 May 13th at 7:00 p.m. at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street

 

Sustainability Action Group

Thursday, May 16th, 3:30 pm at Assisi Heights.

 

Social Action Group Monday, May 20th, 6:30 p.m. Congregational Church, 974 Skyline Dr SW.  No meeting June and July.  Join us at our August 19th meeting as we welcome a guest speaker involved with the Tent City in Minneapolis. Time: 6:30 p.m. Location TBD.

 

Age-Friendly Community Action Group

Wed May  22nd 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 Public Utilties (May 02, 2019)

2019 Residential Rate Structure Survey

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Isaiah News (April 28, 2019)

April/May Rochester ISAIAH Community Meetings and news. 

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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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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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