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City of Rochester, MN

 

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Organization Information


Organization: City of Rochester, MN

Sector: Government Agency

Organization Mission: City of Rochester Core Value Statements & Standards Customer Focus - Identify, plan for, and support customer needs. - Seek and consider input from our customers to continually improve services. - Treat every customer well. Respect - Treat customers in a personal and professional manner while being firm, fair, and compassionate. - Be an active listener to the customer. - Maintain a work environment that is free of disrespect and false information. Integrity - Provide equitable and honest treatment to all customers. - Follow through in a timely manner or as communicated. - Maintain privacy and confidentiality as applicable to Minnesota State laws. Safety - Employees act responsibly and take ownership of their actions. - Each department/area has documented safety procedures for employees and customers. - Communicate clearly when dealing with emergencies or safety concerns. Excellence - Be knowledgeable in my area of responsibility. - Be professional in my actions, manners, and appearance. - Meet or exceed customer needs for City services. The City of Rochester will RISE to the top in Customer Focus through Respect, Integrity, Safety, and Excellence.

Website

 


Strategic Plan


 

 

 

 


Diversity and Inclusion 


 

http://www.rochestermn.gov/home/showdocument?id=4662

 


2019-04-22 C-SPAN Coverage


 

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2019 LCV Cities Tour” in Rochester, Minnesota, from March 16-22, 2019, to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Charter cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2. 

 

Link to C-SPAN 

 Representative Jim Hagedorn

 

 

 Politics

Catharine Rihchert 

 

 


Related News and Status


 

Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Pandemic, Civic Engagement, Governance/Public Policy, Vision/Identity

May 19, 2020 openBeam.net: Keep It Local Grant

To help local economies, cities need to get creative.

In Rochester, MN, @MayorNorton has created a grant program that enables businesses to help each other weather this crisis.

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April 01, 2020 openBeam.net: PSAs: Supporting Local Businesses & Park restrictions ( In English and Khmer)

Supporting Local Businesses: Options for deferment of liquor license renewal payments, Municipal parking ramp, Emergency Economic Development Loan, & On‐street parking

Park usage restrictions

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March 31, 2020 openBeam.net: Community Service Officers and Cub Foods Partnership

March 31, 2020 – Rochester, Minnesota – The Rochester Police Department’s Community Service Officers (CSO) and Cub Foods have developed a unique partnership to help the at-risk and elderly residents of Rochester.

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March 28, 2020 openBeam.net: Local Law Enforcement Compliance of “Stay at Home” Executive Order in English, Somalian, Spanish, Khmer

Local law enforcement supports Governor Walz’s “Stay at Home” Executive Order through education and encouragement efforts

March 26, 2020 – Rochester, Minnesota – The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) and Rochester Police Department (RPD) are strongly encouraging residents to abide by the regulations put forth in Governor Walz’s “Stay at Home” Executive Order (EO #20-20), but local law enforcement will not be actively looking for violators of the EO on the roadways.

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March 22, 2020 TBD: COVID-19 Emergency Economic Development and Stability Information

The City of Rochester / Rochester Area Economic Development, Inc.(RAEDI) COVID-19 Emergency Economic Development loans will be used to provide assistance to small local businesses directly affected by the Governor’s Order during the COVID-19 Pandemic event.

 It is intended to be an interim financial aid to help keep businesses operating and a part of the tax base once the pandemic is over, and be able to support their employees in times of declining or no business. Applicants for the City / RAEDI emergency loans must have applied to 

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July 07, 2020: Olmsted County News

Commissioners vote to expand team of community outreach workers dedicated to public safety.

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June 13, 2020: City of Rochester, MN Response to #8cantwait

 The City of Rochester Police Department shared information on how Rochester is currently meeting the #8cantwait.

 

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June 11, 2020: RNeighbbors

Partnership with City of Rochester  

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June 01, 2020: Rochester Downtown Alliance Downtown and Inteview Series

(1) Downtown restaurants reopening and (2) Preparing to re-open and interviewing Rochester Area Nonprofit Consortium about COVID. 

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May 28, 2020: DMC EDA Covid Recovery Actions

COVID-19 Recovery Actions: (1) Presentation to DMCC board (2) Webinar COVID business restart discussion series

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May 11, 2020: Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce - back to work info series

Topics include: 5 Steps to Reopening your business safely, Liability Concerns for Reopening Your Business

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May 07, 2020: MPR Invite COVID Community Helpers Stories

Looking for moments when people are helping other people in the community. In a nod to Fred Rogers, in bad times look for the helpers. So, please consider sharing a story about a helper in your community.

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May 01, 2020: COVID Communication Survey

Survey results on COVID communication resources and challenges. The Olmsted County Incident Command Safety Officer is the point of contact for engaging Public Health Technical Specialists in community outreach efforts: COVIDSafetyOfficer@co.olmsted.mn.us

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April 29, 2020: Techsoap news: Zoom, Teams, COVID-19 forum, Slack,

Techsoap newsletter with information on better usage of collaboration technologies. 

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April 22, 2020: TPT Census 2020 Videos In Multiple Languages

TPT videos to help dispel myths about the census and to help the community see why filling out the census is critical we have created videos in Somali, Hmong, Spanish, and English. 

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April 17, 2020: Request for Services: Diverse Media Vendors for COVID-19 Communications

4/17/2020 Updates 

Request for Services: Diverse Media Vendors for COVID-19 Communications

4/10/2020 Updates Include:

  • Status of COVID-19
  • Extended Stay at Homer Order
  • Work protections
  • Making Recommendations in Childcare
  • Funding Grants
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Impacts

The work of this organization may have impacts on the following areas:

PlanScape

Lvl 1: Civic Engagement ; Governance/Public Policy ; Pandemic ; Vision/Identity

Lvl 2: Society ; Diversity and Inclusion

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Organization Life Cycle Assessment (Pause, Startup, Steady, Isolated Impact, Collective Impact  Unknown)

Collective Impact

Site Information
Beam
  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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