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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 July News

Steering Committee 

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

 

Library Action Group

Due to construction and no available handicap parking, no July 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 July 8th at 7:00 p.m. at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street

 

Sustainability Action Group

Thursday, July 25th, 3:30 pm at Assisi Heights.

 

Social Action Group Meeting  location: Congregational Church, 974 Skyline Dr SW.  No meeting July.  Next meeting August 19th .  Watch for meeting date in September 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 July 24th  6:30pm at 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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