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We build this website to help create a healthy and inclusive community where opportunity and responsibility are broadly shared.

The information contained here is obtained from various public sites and sources. Its goal is to show that Transparency, Accountability, Responsiveness and Process-centric (TARP) attributes of a community can be "beamed (Built, Enabled, Activated and Modeled)" into existence from a grass-roots level.

As we build out the site, we hope to awaken in the community an epiphany and a realization that a resilient community should have the vision and aspiration to develop and operate with interlocking processes and investments to allow public, economic and social development systems to complement each other so that collaboration is by design and not chance-encounter (or by luck).

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The following projects have noteworthy updates 2022-03-21)

 

Olmsted County Joint Study

Online Survey

 

One Olmsted Presentation to CMRC

City of Rochester DEI Action Plan

After completing a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) audit in early 2021, the City of Rochester developed DEI goals for the years to come. 

 

Q1 2022 Health Assessment & Planning  

Health Dashboard

 

Community Beam has the following sub-sites

 

Community Mobilization Resources Center (CMRC)

A sub-site of dmcbeam.org, the Community Mobilization Resources Center (CMRC) aims to provide "continuous communication" for the CMRC Coalition to increase awareness and understanding of public, private, non-profit organizations' plans and needs so that individually and collectively we will be more effective in carrying out our mission of serving the community. 

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Grass Roots Pilot Sites

We are also hosting the following websites to support some of our area's grass-root initiatives:


Open Beam

Open Beam (aka Beam) is about leveraging Web 2.0 and cloud computing to build technology capacities to serve the community.

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Diversity Beam: OpenBeam.net in collaboration with Journey to Growth's Diversity/Inclusion Committee (now defunct) is "beaming" up this portal to showcase projects and organizations that aim to improve the well-being conditions of minority groups. Statistics such as those curated by Minnesota Compass tell us there are significant education and earning gaps in non-white populations across Minnesota. With projected workforce shortage and demographics trend, these gaps cannot persist if our region is to realize the Destination Medical Center (DMC) objectives and other overarching wellness aspirations.

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In the City for Good: A community forum to focus on issues indirectly affected by DMC economic development: Affordable Housing, Education, Historical Preservation, Living Wage, Social Justice, Social Services, Sustainability and Transportation 

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Education Beam: A Beam subsite that captures Rochester area's efforts to improve K-12 education outcomes. Projects such as RPS's strategic plan, area's Cradle to Career collective impact project and grass roots participation in RPS's community engagement effort. The subsite offers a layered navigation into these currently disjoint efforts with the hope to beam up system level coordination.

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Misc Websites

Kiwanis Rochester

"Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers, dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time."

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Dashboard Beam

Dashboard Dashboard Beam: Various anchor initiatives in Rochester have overlapping goals and that the organizations/teams driving these initiatives have great intention to collaborate. And the difficulty of teaming and collaboration among large scale projects is well-known though seldom receives serious discussions. That's why alignment of goals, indicators, strategies and measurements is highly valued in best-practices such as Lean 6 Sigma.

However, a rigid top-down approach which says everything has to be lined up before actions take place is not practical in our matrix world. What we champion is "beaming up" transparency, accountability, responsiveness and process-centric disciplines by leveraging technology to allow side-by-side visibility of various projects. This portal demonstrates how it could be done. Focused areas include: Disparities, Education, Housing, Economy, Workforce Development, and Health

Community Health Beam

A prototype portal that shows how virtual teaming for a "Community for Health" can be facilitated.

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ICI Beam

ICI Beam is a web portal built on top of Al Lun's dmcbeam.org web platform. It is offered as a demo to show how a dashboard tool could be used to track intercultural progress and to make ICI information sharing more consumable. 

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DMC Doc Beam

dmc docDMC Doc Beam is a "home-grown" portal that aims to build, enable, activate, model (beam) the TARP (transparency, accountability, responsiveness, process-centric) attributes onto the DMC Project.

Go there to read DMC documents and check status.

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Transportation Beam

transitEfficient, cost-effective transportation in SE Minnesota is crucial to its growth. We are building out this portal to demonstrate how technology can beam up (Build Enable Activate Model) transparency, accountability, responsiveness and project/process-centric execution of individual transportation plans, and to point out the need to have a systematic approach involving multiple public, private partnerships (PPP) to harmonize the various efforts.

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Upcoming Events
Rochester First Electric Public Transit Buses Ribbon Cutting Jul 08, 2022 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM — Public Works 4300 E. River Road, NE, Rochester MN
Human Book Gathering Jul 09, 2022 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM — TBD
Project HEALINGS Minneapolis – Vaccination Pop-up Event Jul 10, 2022 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM — Little Asia Market at Arbeiter Brewing, 3038 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Women's Roundtable Jul 15, 2022 07:30 AM - 09:00 AM — Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Conference Room
RPS School Board Study Session - Data Baseline Jul 19, 2022 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Business Development Exchange (BDX) - Budget Development 101 Jul 20, 2022 10:00 AM - 03:55 PM — Wood Lake Meeting Center 210 Woodlake Dr. SE, Rochester, MN 55904
RISE for Equity: Reflect, Inspire, Strengthen & Empower 2022 Jul 21, 2022 - Jul 23, 2022
MN American Indian Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament Jul 29, 2022 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Mount Frontenac Golf Course
Diversity Council 2022 - Reflect, Repair, Restore (A centering celebration) Aug 11, 2022 04:30 PM - 08:00 PM — Olmsted County History Center
NAWIC Annual Scholarship Golf Outing Aug 12, 2022 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM — Willow Creek Golf Course - Rochester, MN
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Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization 2022 Communication (July 02, 2022)

(A) 2Q2022: June, May, April message and report; (B): 1Q 2022 (1) TB report and message (2) An apprenticeship readiness program is now recruiting women, people of color and veterans for careers in the construction industry. (3) Bloomberg news

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Vaccines Protect Our Families (June 29, 2022)

Information Series Article 2: Vaccines Protect Our Families

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Chateau Theater Updates (June 25, 2022)

(1) DMCC May Board Meeting Updates (2) City of Rochester issuing Request for Proposal for an operating partner for the Chateau Theatre. 

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May 2022 Board Meeting (June 25, 2022)

May 2022 Proceedings and notable breakouts

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Mobility Updates change proposals (June 24, 2022)

May 2022; February 2022 and November 2021 Rapid Transit Updates and Upcoming milestones presented to DMCC. 

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2022 Rochester, MN Transit Development Plan Updating (June 24, 2022)

May 5 2022 virtual open house: Presentation and Video Recording

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MN Frontline worker application portal now open (June 08, 2022)

To thank those Minnesotans who worked on the frontlines during the COVID-19 peacetime emergency, Gov. Tim Walz signed Frontline Worker Payments into law April 29, 2022, enabling those workers to apply for Frontline Worker Pay. Application dates are June 8 through July 22, 2022.
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Olmsted County Health Assessment and Planning Partnership (HAPP) (June 03, 2022)

Residents can help Olmsted County identify top community health issues.

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