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March 10, 2024



EBE: Equity in the built environment

Housing: Economic Development Incentives for Housing

OpenBeam Questions regarding New Org Structure

2024: Year of Respect


February 20, 2024



City of Rochester Support of Mayo Clinic Bold Forward Unfound

Get Paid to help others toward homeownership

 ACT-SO Olympics of the Mind

Black History Month



January 23, 2024



Equity in Built Environment (Bloomberg) 

2024 Year of Respect

 ACT-SO Olympics of the Mind

SE SBDC Partners with ACHLA


December 5, 2023



Protect MN Presentation to CMRC


DMC Riverfront Plan Discussions


Co-designing to increase healthcare access for pregnant people.


 DMC Equity Alliance Series


October 19, 2023 Top 4



City Council October Study Session Co-design Q/A 

Technology Referendum: Takeaways from CMRC September Meeting

CMRC to Call for Allignment of  Omsted County BUP Effotrts 


Health Equity: Community Health Collaboration Portal Proposal Enters Second Round of Mayo Social Innovation Grant Evaluation

Link to Previous Top 4's


October 8, 2023 Top 4  


Top Four Noteworthy Beam Aware Community Activities (Updated 10//08/20/23)

September 2023 Top 4


Top Four Noteworthy Beam Aware Community Activities (Updated 08//29/20/23)

Augst 2023 Top 4 

July 2023 Top 4 


May 2023 Top 4

Top Four Noteworthy Beam Aware Community Activities (Updated 05/12/20/23)

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Presentation April City Council Study Session

Housing: Rochester Area Housing Analysis 


Mr. & Miss Juneteenth Scholarship 

Co-Design: Inauguration of  Co-design Partners




 March 2023 Top 4


Top Four Noteworthy Beam Aware Community Activities (Updated 03/19/20/23)


 January 2023


Top Four Noteworthy Beam Aware Community Activities (Updated 01/22/20/23)


 November 2023


Top Four Noteworthy Beam Aware Community Activities (Updated 11/20/20/22)

 Joint Studies: Racism and Public Health

Olmsted County Presentation to

CMRC November 17. 2022

City of Rochester

City of Rochester DEI 

Update  to CMRC



Mixed Use Site Development

Riverfront Small Area

Plan Report


DMC Equitable Development Status


October 2022


Top Four Noteworthy Beam Aware Community Activities (Updated 10/16/22)

 September 2022



 Rochester Public Schools Strategic Plan 2022



Request for Proposals to Spur Senior Housing Development

DMC Housing Summit

Downtown Development 6th Street Bridge

USDOT $19.9M Award 

Bridge Concept Design Meeting November 2021

Community Pulse

County of Olmsted, MN Resident Survey


August 2022


Top Four Noteworthy Beam Aware Community Activities (Updated 8/27/22)

July 2022

June 2022

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 News

This panel displays the latest community news. For a standalone view please click this LINK.

Rochester Vision 2050

The visioning effort calls for soliciting broad community input to help propose desired strategic initiatives based on desired outcomes through 2050.

Last Updated April 19, 2024

Rochester Public Library

The Rochester Public Library in Rochester, Minnesota, is seeking proposals from consultants and groups with experience working with libraries to engage in a robust, community co-design and collaborative process for a Facilities and Operations Master Plan.

Last Updated April 18, 2024

Developing and Executing on Cradle to Career Plan

Cradle 2 Career (C2C), Rochester Public Schools (RPS), and Arch to Philanthropy are launching a College Coordinator Pilot to provide College Based Organizations (CBOs) resources for College Readiness.

Last Updated April 02, 2024

Equity in the Built Environment (Bloomberg)

1. Part of Feb 26, 2024 City Council Study Session on DEI: Presentation Slides include actions and measures to City Council Study Session and Link to City Council video 

2. Career Opportunities for Women of Color

Last Updated April 01, 2024

Workforce Development Inc

Application Due April 5, 2024: Workforce Development, Inc. is seeking a friendly and professional Career Navigator to join our team.  

Last Updated March 27, 2024

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

Grant Opportunities: 

Due April 17, 2024 Community Asset Building and Health and Wellness Priorities Grants

Due March 5, 2024 Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation seeking applications for Early Literacy Grants

Last Updated March 26, 2024

City of Rochester: 2020 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan

City Council Approved Requests for City Council Approval of two DEI Contracts: 

Contract 1: 2024: Professional Development: Cultural Humility Series $41.3K; 

Contact 2 : Critical Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Audit ($30K); Cultural Humility Professional Development Series: Digging Deeper $13.5K ;  

Video clip of council discussions and voting and related info about GoodEnough.

Last Updated March 21, 2024

National Institutes of Health Common Fund

We invite community organizations and partners who expressed interest in the Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS) initiative to participate at no cost in several opportunities hosted by CEACR.

Last Updated March 20, 2024

Update Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) Index

Comment at the 3/18/2024 City Council Meeting:

To act on September 21, 2020 council resolutions for the city staff to develop a Intercultural City action plan.  

Last Updated March 19, 2024

Planning To Succeed: Rochester 2040 Comprehensive Plan (P2S)

P2S Implementation Report

P2S Update Request for Proposal 

Last Updated March 18, 2024

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)

Funding Opportunities: DEI for Small Employers, Targeted Populations Capacity Building

Employer subsidies: 1. The state of Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) program offers grants to help train or retrain your workforce.; .2. New Minnesota Fund Reimburses Employers for Costs of Reasonable Accommodations

Last Updated March 13, 2024

Rochester Area Nonprofit Consortium

 Rochester Nonprofit Consortium (The Consortium) is seeking proposals for event planning and implementation services. 

Last Updated March 12, 2024

University of Minnesota Rochester

DMCC Board November 17, 2023 Meeting UMR Update

Presentation Slides

Video Recording

Last Updated March 12, 2024

West Transit Village

September DMCC Board Status: NTH to run a developer selection process with Mayo

2024-03-10 Added Video Clip Loop of Sep 2022 DMCC board meeting

Last Updated March 10, 2024

Maintain and Evolve the 2016 Rochester/Olmsted County Compass Points (Community Dashboard)

In the public comments portion of the May 25, 2023 DMCC Board meeting, Al Lun reminded DMCC Board the need to update the DMC Metrics Dashboard per Tax revenue metrics September 2019 memo

2024-03-10 added YouTube video clip 

Sep 20, 2019 Memo to DMCC Board  about DMC Dashboard to be updated twice a year

Tax revenue metrics

Last Updated March 10, 2024

Rochester-Area Economic Development Inc (RAEDI)

2023 Annual Report



Last Updated March 07, 2024

Housing Alliance Coalition


Feb 26 City Council Study Session Housing Portion: Economic Development Incentives for Housing

Video Clip

Presentation Slides

Last Updated March 07, 2024

City of Rochester, MN

DEI Presentation Topics: Language Access and Accessibility; Equity in the Built Environment; 2024 Initiatives

Economic Development Incentives for Housing

Mayor Updates: Black History Month, Luther College: Mutable City; International Relations Committee

Last Updated March 04, 2024

County of Olmsted, MN

Reorganization: Olmsted County announces changes to advisory boards for human services and human rights.

“This new model positions us to better learn from our residents and address community needs.”

Open Beam Comments : Accountability of actions and results


Last Updated March 04, 2024

Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization

1Q 2024:

Feb 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report

Jan 2024: Admin Message, TBE Report

Special callouts 

Last Updated March 01, 2024