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This site uses the Open Source Content Management System Plone and has been designed to be completely accessible and usable, working in accordance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG v1.0). If there is anything on this site — accessibility or validation related — that is not according to the standard, please contact the Site Administration, and not the Plone Team.

Access keys

Access keys are a navigation device enabling you to get around this web site using your keyboard.

Available access keys

This site uses a setup that closely matches most international recommendations on access keys. These are:

  • 1 — Home Page
  • 2 — Skip to content
  • 3 — Site Map
  • 4 — Search field focus
  • 5 — Advanced Search
  • 6 — Site navigation tree
  • 9 — Contact information
  • 0 — Access Key details

Accessibility Statement

We have undertaken to use our knowledge and understanding of the ways in which different people access the Internet, to develop a web site that is clear and simple for everybody to use.

Validation

We have used XHTML 1.0 and CSS that conforms to specification, as laid out by the W3C because we believe that usability and accessibility must have a solid foundation. If anything on this web site does not validate correctly, please contact the Site Administration, and not the Plone Team.

We have also endeavoured to achieve AA accessibility as measured against version 1.0 of the WCAG. We are aware however, that a number of the checkpoints of the WCAG are subjective — and although we are sure that we have met them squarely, there may be instances where interpretation may vary.

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Community Status/News

January 18, 2022: Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative & 2021 Global Mayors Challenge

 (1) 2022-01-18 Press Release City of Rochester Winner; (2) September 2021 DMC Presentation; (3) References: 90 Second Pitch Video, Public Media 

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January 07, 2022: Collider Inclusion Open Entrepreneur Ecosystem Navigator

Learning Report  providing Ecosystem Navigation services, rapidly connecting Rochester entrepreneurs to the right business resource at the right time to accelerate their entrepreneurial journey.

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January 06, 2022: Diversity Council

In late December 2021, Diversity Council and other local organizations drafted and released a statement of support forRochester Public Schools’ work on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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January 03, 2022: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan

Key info includes: 4Q 2021 News;  3Q 2021 News, 2021 Global Mayors Challenge, DMC Discovery Walk Pre-bid 

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December 17, 2021: Diversity Council

 "The importance of acknowledging inequities and advocating for change has never been more critical. And Diversity Council is a nonprofit leading this exact work in Rochester and throughout Southeastern Minnesota".

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December 14, 2021: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan

Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council is expanding Building Strong Communities to Southeast Minnesota.

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December 14, 2021: Housing Alliance Coalition

(1) Senior Housing Community Co-Design Project Report;  (2) Project Background: Describing Senior Housing Project and Recruiting Co-Designing Team Members

 

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December 10, 2021: Destination Medical Center (DMC)

 Post Bulletin reporting on Downtown DMC residents statistics. Who's living downtown? 

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December 05, 2021: Project HEALINGS of MN

(1) November 2021 e-Magazine (2) Info about booster and (3) Education Slides in English and Chinese.  

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