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Community Engagement: Year of Respect

 

The following are Upcoming and Past Beam-Aware 2024 Year of Respect Events

 

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Title Start Date Description Tags
Compassion Story Telling at RochesterFest Jun 25, 2024 01:00 PM Compassionate Rochester MN hosts 5 individuals who will share a story of receiving compassion with a tragic loss, growing compassion as immigrants making a home in Rochester, and responding with a compassionate heart in the culture of service in our community. ('compassion', 'community')
June Valuing Others Together Thursday Night Lights Jun 13, 2024 05:30 PM Digging Deeper...Awesome Questions to discuss with a new friend ('civic engagement',)
Three Rivers Restorative Justice Work Shop May 09, 2024 04:00 PM Interested in learning about the principles of restorative justice and what role it can serve in the community ('human potential board', 'diversity')
Recap of the Rochester Disagreeing Better Workshop Apr 30, 2024 06:30 PM We will review and practice skills from the Disagreeing Better Workshop held April 24 in Rochester. This meeting is open to all, even if you don’t attend the April 24 event. You don’t need to be a Braver Angels member. The event is free, though donations are welcomed. ('civic engagement',)
The Power of Encouragement Apr 25, 2024 06:00 PM Special Guest: Gwendolyn Amstutz First Lady of Encouragement Healthcare Administration; Additional Guest: Dr. Kent Pekel Rochester Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Pekel is a Master Encourager of students, parents, and teachers. ('Civic Equity', 'community engagement')
Skills for Disagreeing Better Convened by Braver Angels, MPR and UMR Apr 24, 2024 06:00 PM • More understanding of the values and concerns of people who differ from you politically • Better skills for listening in a way so that the other person feels heard • Better skills for sharing viewpoints in a way the other person might hear -- even if they disagree ('UMR', 'MPR', 'openbeam', 'key', 'civic engagement')
Year of Respect: Respect & Calm: Reduce the Rancor Mar 26, 2024 05:30 PM Guest: Bill Doherty, National Co-Founder of Braver Angels bdoherty@umn.edu; Additional Guest: Dr. Steve Lansing Co-Founder: Veterans Empowered “The significance of valuing others” “Amazingly simple steps of action” ('Civic Equity', 'community engagement')
Feb 23, 2024: The Year of Respect Feb 2024 Feb 23, 2024 07:15 PM This is a magnificent mission worthy of every effort we can individually and collectively give. 2024 The Year of RESPECT is a community-wide initiative that strives to reshape our attitudes and actions toward each other. Join us in this HEAD and HEART experience, as we take actionable steps to build a kinder community that is a light and example for the world. Let’s do this Together! ('networking', 'key', 'civic engagement')
Dec 19, 2024: The Year of Respect--Mission:Valuing Others Strategy Meeting Dec 19, 2023 03:30 PM Get acquainted: A wide spectrum of leadership are involved We will introduce the tool "Your Story-My Story" to meet people and observe a fun resource benefiting all. Summarize the introductory meetings ('networking', 'openbeam', 'civic engagement')
Dec 12, 2024: The Year of Respect--Mission:Valuing Others! Dec 12, 2023 03:30 PM You and many other community leaders are invited to join in this effort to begin to bring about positive change in 2024. We need your influence during the next 12 months to transform a negative environment into a community which is Full of Respect, and Who Value Others! ('networking', 'key', 'civic engagement')
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Two types of event information being shared in the following:

1. A list of Beam aware upcoming community events of all types. 

2. A list of noteworthy past events that have one or more of the following contents: presentation slides, video recordings as well as takeaways. 

Upcoming Events
May 2024 Rochester Vision 2050 Community Engagement Jul 23, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM — TBD
RCTC: Come learn about FAFSA! Jul 23, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM — RCTC - Welcome & One Stop Center
LWV-R Candidate Forum Rochester City Council Ward 4 Jul 23, 2024 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM — Roch Pub Library Aud, doors open at 6 pm
Women’s Foundation of Minnesota Community Connect Event Jul 24, 2024 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM — Rochester Area Foundation 12 Elton Hills Dr NW, Rochester, MN 55901
RCTC: Come learn about FAFSA! Jul 25, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM — RCTC - Welcome & One Stop Center
LWV-R Candidate Forum Olmsted County Commissioner District 3 Jul 30, 2024 06:30 PM - 07:45 PM — Roch Pub Library Aud, doors open at 6 pm
FORUM WITH COUNCIL MEMBER-AT-LARGE AND WARD CANDIDATES Aug 01, 2024 06:30 PM - 08:15 PM — Christ United Methodist Church, 400
C2C FASA Unlock your Future Aug 02, 2024 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM — United Way
RPS Community Ed 50th Anniversary Community Celebration Aug 03, 2024 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM — Covenant Church, 4950 31st Ave NW, Rochester
LWV-R Rochester Public Schools Nov. referendum Aug 12, 2024 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM — Roch Pub Library Aud, doors open at 6 pm
Upcoming events…
Community News

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Bryk Apartments Rental Eligibility Amendment

July 17, 2024 City of Rochester: Adopting a Resolution authorizing an amendment to the Development Assistance Agreement and the Declaration of Restrictive Covenants to revise the affordability covenants related to the 80% Units.

March and May 2023 reports to DMCC including video, documents and presentations. 

Last Updated July 17, 2024



City Housing Support

Home Ownership Creation Program - Prairie Ridge: "NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Common Council of the City of Rochester, MN hereby approves the contribution of $4,000,000 to the Prairie Ridge development to support the creation of 201 for-sale homes via the Home Ownership Creation Program.

 

Last Updated July 17, 2024



How does racism impact people’s health?

 New Mayo Clinic, U of M framework aims to guide future research. The framework defines structural racism as the “totality of ways in which societies foster racial discrimination through mutually reinforcing systems of housing, education, employment, earnings, benefits, credit, media, health care and criminal justice.”

Last Updated July 13, 2024



Norsq Cos Townhomes & Two state-supported Mayowood housing projects

PB Reporting Housing Projects

Proposed $68M 187-unit rental townhome project.

Olmsted County Trailside Apartments $13 million project 36-Unit Senior Apartments, Bear Creek Development and Three Rivers Community Action $22.7 million Restoration Glen, 48-Unit Apartment Complex,

 

Last Updated July 11, 2024



United Way of Olmsted County Report

$1.1 million funding for 48 participants 2024-07-10

FoodSecurity noun “limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways” (USDA).

Last Updated July 10, 2024



2024 Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan Reports

2Q 2024: June 2024May 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report; April 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report

1Q 2024: Feb 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report; Jan 2024: Admin Message, TBE Report

Special callouts: Women in Construction; City of Rochester Equity in Development 

Last Updated July 01, 2024



City of Rochester - Justice, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (JEDI) Audit Status

June 24, 2024 City Council Study Session: Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Audit per Goodenough 

Departmental Audit reports of: Human Resources; Rochester Public Library; Parks & Rec 

 

Last Updated June 26, 2024



Rochester Area Volunteer Administration Training Info

Volunteer Recruitment Effectiveness: What can advertising teach us? 

Volunteer Process Assessment 

Last Updated June 22, 2024



Somali American Social Service Association

SASSA to receive $1M from MN to train workers for high-demand employment. 

The funding is awarded under the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Targeted Populations Workforce Competitive Grant Program.

Last Updated June 21, 2024



Community Building Fund

The City of Rochester welcomes applications for the Community Building Fund.  This fund is all about supporting projects, programs, and events in the city that actively promote equity and inclusion.

Last Updated June 20, 2024



Homes for our Neighbors Community Gathering

Calling for Community Support at Community Meeting:  The most recent Olmsted County Maxfield Study found that from 2020-2030, housing demand required 18,000 new housing units. 71% would need to be general-occupancy and 29% age-restricted senior housing.

 

Last Updated June 15, 2024



Mixed Housing Mayo Civic Center Parking Lot

June 3, 2024 City Council Meeting 

Council action is requested to continue development negotiations with Sherman Associates and conditionally approve development assistance of up to $13,000,000 in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) assistance and up to $3,000,000 in DMC General State Infrastructure Aid.  

Last Updated June 13, 2024



PossAbilities Announcements

June 20, 2024 Skills Class: The Art of Theatre

Collaboration with CMRC: Presentation Slides, Video Recording Clip

Last Updated June 11, 2024



Three Rivers Restorative Justice Circle

Three River Restorative Justice and Project Legacy Restorative Circle re Century High racial hate incident

Circle included Kendall Hughes, co-founder of Three Rivers Restorative Justice, a partner of Project Legacy

Last Updated June 11, 2024



Olmsted County Community Indicators 2023

Report contains info: 

1. Demographics 2. Population by age 3. Diversity 4. Foreign-born population 5. Languages and ancestry 6. Educational trends 7. Household income 8. Poverty status 9. Health factors 10. Housing and living 11. Labor force 12. Unemployment rate 13. Election trends 14. Community safety 15. Environmental factors 16. Highlights 17. References

Last Updated June 09, 2024



ISAIAH Rochester Agenda

Focus Area: Housing; Our Next Generation; Healthcare; Community-Building; Climate

Activities: Rochester Faith in MN & ISAIAH Calendar and Strategic Missions

Reference: CMRC June 24, 2024 Meeting Presentation Video

 

Last Updated June 09, 2024



Metro State University Invitation

White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI) Economic Summit in St. Paul, MN on July 2, 2024

Last Updated June 07, 2024



May 2024 Minnesota Compass Newsletter

May MN Compass Newsletter

Importance of data disaggregation: Minnesota's Asian Population, Minnesota's Black communities

Last Updated June 03, 2024



Mr and Ms JuneTeenth 2024

2024 Recognition

$1K Scholarship: 2024 Rochester H.S. Graduate: Application and Nomination, Sponsorship and Donation support

Facebook photos of 2024 Mr. and Miss Juneteenth

Last Updated May 29, 2024



DMC's BioRoch effort to Collaborate with MN MedTech 3.0

DMCC Board Updates:

1. May 2024 Status Memo to DMCC Board  

2. Feb 2024 DMCC Board Meeting: Video Clip of Discussion at Feb 1 2024 DMCC Board - DMC part of MedTech 3.0; Memo to DMCC

3. Nov. 2023 Video Clip of Discussion at DMCC Board Meeting about MN MedTech 3.0 Description and Webinar

References: US DEA Tech Hub Awardees 

Last Updated May 27, 2024