You are here: Home / Community Activities / CMRC March 2023 Meeting

CMRC March 2023 Meeting

Topics include: Housing and CMRC Updates
When Mar 16, 2023
from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Virtual Meeting
Add event to calendar Outlook/Android
Apple iPhone/iPad
Add to Google Calendar


Content: March Meeting Agenda; Housing PresentationRCTC Perkins Update; Future TalkMarch Events; March TakeawaysVideo recording Previous Month Content | References


March Agenda





Back to Table of Content

Housing Presentation


 Note: Video Recording of the meeting did not complete successfully due to inadvertent operator error. 


Note: Video Recording of the meeting did not complete successfully due to inadvertent operator error. 


Back to Table of Content



March RCTC Perkins Update




Back to Table of Content


Future of CMRC Concept






Back to Table of Content



Video Recording


Not available for March 2023 CMRC Meeting


Much regret that video recording of the meeting not available due to inadvertent operator error. 


We will do better next time!  


Back to Table of Content




Noteworthy March 16 Snapshot DEI Meetings  




Start DateTitleDescriptionTags
Mar 24, 2023 10:00 AM March 2023 Rochester Area Foundation: Spring DEI Practitioner Convening and Luncheon (By Invitation) RAF’s DEI Committee has committed to supporting area DEI practitioners by providing space where relationships can be strengthened, wisdom can be shared, opportunities to collaborate and maximize limited resources can be identified, and current and new DEI efforts can be built, improved, and promoted. ('RAF', 'Diversity', 'openbeam')
Mar 18, 2023 05:30 PM UMR Black Student Union: Ebony Night (For UMR Students, Staff/Faculty) Door Open 5:30 pm and the event starts at 6:00pm. Panel discussions and guest speakers ('diversity', 'umr')
Mar 18, 2023 03:00 PM Community Discussion: Diversity Council ('Diversity',)
Mar 18, 2023 10:00 AM Culturally Responsive Business Startup Workshop Managing Your Business and Local Support Services ('Diversity', 'Entrepreneurship')
Mar 16, 2023 04:30 PM CMRC March 2023 Meeting Topics include: Housing and CMRC Updates ('diversity', 'Diversity Council', 'CMRC', 'openbeam', 'Diversity', 'cmrc')
Mar 14, 2023 10:00 AM RPS: March 2023 Monthly District Family Engagement Meeting Topics: Family Engagement Success Sharing from RPS Sites; RPS Family Engagement and Parent Empowerment: Overview and Group Discussion; Family Engagement and Post-Secondary Readiness, School Counselors, and CTECH: Heather Hogen, Director of Post-Secondary Readiness; Family Engagement and the Olmsted County Bridge Collaborative: Amy Ward, Collaborative Coordinator ; ('rps', 'education', 'diversity', 'youth', 'openbeam', 'Education', 'cmrc')
Mar 09, 2023 01:00 PM 2023 Co-design Leadership Training Session 2 Option 2 We will cover how to evaluate co-design processes, share back insights from the mini-design sprint, and building on those insights discuss how to initiate a co-design project. ('dmc', 'diversity')
Mar 07, 2023 01:00 PM 2023 Co-design Leadership Training Session 2 Option 1 We will cover how to evaluate co-design processes, share back insights from the mini-design sprint, and building on those insights discuss how to initiate a co-design project. ('dmc', 'diversity')
Mar 06, 2023 05:00 PM RPS Multilingual Online Parent Night in Arabic Parents are invited to participate in the Rochester Public Schools Multilingual Online Parent/Caregiver Meeting in Arabic and English. ('RPS', 'Education', 'Diversity', 'education')
Mar 04, 2023 01:00 PM Global Market (Cooking Class, Small Business Training, Food & Deserts) Rochester's cultural communities hosting family friendly winter activities. Come to experience authentic flavors and vibrant traditions. ('food', 'Diversity', 'openbeam', 'Entrepreneurship')
Feb 25, 2023 05:00 PM Culture Night Presented by Mayo Equity Team and RPS ('Culture', 'RPS', 'Education', 'Diversity')
Feb 25, 2023 10:00 AM Black Excellence Expo! This year’s NAACP Rochester Branch MN Black History Month programming will be ending with the launch of a public exhibition – in collaboration with Black Entrepreneurship Team (Black Entrepreneurship Team of Rochester, MN) – featuring black owned businesses in Rochester, Minnesota! ('NAACP', 'DMC', 'Diversity', 'Entrepreneurship')
Feb 23, 2023 05:30 PM Human Library Mayo Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation ('Diversity', 'openbeam', 'Human Library')



Back to Table of Content


March 16, 2023 CMRC Meeting Takeaways


 General Housing Presentation Comments

  • The Housing presentation was very informative. CMRC members expressed appreciation gaining better understanding about the Coalition for Rochester Area Housing.     
    • More info about First Homes  
    • LINK to Video recording of March 8, 2023 Housing Alliance Meeting Housing: Financial and Policy Tool Forecasting Analysis - Mary Tingerthal
  • Comments and questions from meeting attendees:
    • BIPOC lived experience: Achieving certain levels of our area's Average Medium Income (AMI) grid (slide 5 of housing presentation) often requires income earners to work multiple jobs thus impacting household's housing assistance qualification. Is there another way to take into account work/life balance? 
    • Homeownership is a key need from CERT's constituents who often pay rents higher than mortgages; but they are unable to get into homeownership for a variety reasons. 
    • What about reducing property tax for qualified BIPOC groups to assist home ownership? 
    • Islamic compliant interest-free financing resources?
    • CMRC SC can play a part in bridging communication and knowledge gap between Housing Alliance and BIPOC constituents 
    • There were also a number of general comments and questions raised  that the BIPOC co-design report has addressed as noted in the following


Reference Guide: BIPOC Co-design report vs CMRC Comments and Questions  


BIPOC Housing Co-design Report

Comments raised at CMRC that have co-design cross-referencing


  • Financial/Lending concerns: Page 9 covers things like lender assists,  
  • Realtors role: Page 10
  • Accountability: Page 11 CMRC can play a role in interlocking with the Prepare, Purchase Process steps: eg: home-ownership mentor network 
  • BIPOC representation: Page 13 shows actionable items that CMRC and its cohorts can check into 
  • Who were the co-designers: Page 14. 



Back to Table of Content


March References


Housing Co-design Video  



Previous Month Topics


Feb, 2023 Meeting: Contents: Agenda; Presentation Slides (RPS, City of Rochester, DMC, RCTC/Perkins Project, CHNA); Video Recording; TakeawaysReferences







Back to Table of Content


Presentation Slides


Rochester Public Schools 



Back to Table of Content



City of Rochester 




Back to Table of Content



DMC Updates


Link to Main Street Grant Info

What's in it for me with NAACP 

Co-designer Sessions 



Back to Table of Content


RCTC/Perkins Status Report




Back to Table of Content



Community Health Needs Assessment


LINK to Olmsted County Page



Back to Table of Content




Video Recording of Feb. 16, 2023 CMRC Meeting


What is CMRC? 1:03

RPS; 2:38

City of Rochester 15:02

DMC 23:30 Mainstreet Grant

Questions from Journie 30:24 Grant Reviewer 29:25 Omar: 34:20 Funding Resources and Questions

Grant opportunities: ComPASS, Rural Health 39:38; RCTC/Perkins Project 46:40

CHNA: 55:12 Demo website 1:06:25 Q/A 1:13:28


Back to Table of Content




Rochester Public School

RPS welcomes and appreciates recommendations to increase participation and impacts in their Multilingual Parent Meetings.

  • Pamoja Women suggestion conference nights 21st 22nd at Franklin have table to connect parents with info to share out flyers -- personal connections at school conferences
  • ACHLA - text messages reminder to come with info links
  • To improve effectiveness: meeting structure allow time for socializing before launching official businesses 

RPS Community Curriculum and Instruction Committee 

Please share Parent/Caregiver Focus Groups

City of Rochester


  • Mainstreet Grant - 1st round mailing list with languages, will still do it in second round, website has info, 
  • Invitation to education session with NAACP 90 minutes on Main Street grant 
  • To follow up: resources for  Islamic compliant interest-free financing  
  • Second cohort for co-design training next week


  • Submission completed 
  • Rural Health - co-design winding down, reporting to be done in April, with 5 co-designers residing in rural communities 



  • 4 CMRC Groups have signed up to be Contract Co-Designers Journie, Pamoja Women, ACHLA, CERT
  • MOU development to start right the way




Back to Table of Content





LINK to All CMRC Meetings




Back to Table of Content










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
Vegan Grill Out (#2 July) Jul 20, 2024 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM — Kutzky Park
UTSAV: The Festival of Colors 2024 Jul 20, 2024 04:30 PM - 08:30 PM — Soldiers Field and Peace Plaza
Rochester Clinic: Cognitive Health Jul 22, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM — 125 Live
Rochester City Council Ward 2 Candidate Forum Jul 22, 2024 06:30 PM - 07:45 PM — Roch Pub Library Aud, doors open at 6 pm
May 2024 Rochester Vision 2050 Community Engagement Jul 23, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM — TBD
ACHLA: 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
ACHLA: Come learn about FAFSA! Jul 24, 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
Upcoming events…
Community News

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

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

1H 2024 Destination Medical Center


May 2024 DMCC Board Meeting and City, County, DMC Joint Meeting

Feb 2024 DMCC Board Meeting

Last Updated May 24, 2024