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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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September 16, 2020: County of Olmsted, MN Covid CARES Funding

(1) Nonprofit grant with RAF (2) SMB grant with RAEDI (3) CARES Act Funds allocation.

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September 04, 2020: Olmsted County, Rochester Downtown Alliance, and United Way partner to ensure a complete count

  Olmsted County, the Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA), and United Way are partnering to ensure a complete count and asking all residents to complete the 2020 Census. The 2020 Census self-response period is set to end Wednesday, September 30, 2020.

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August 24, 2020: Diversity Council

Diversity Council is coordinating an ask to the City of Rochester for Conservation Funds.  

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August 20, 2020: Parks & Recreation Department Seek Community Partners for Conservation Corp Program

The City of Rochester Parks and Recreation department is seeking community partners to assist with staffing for the Rochester Conservation Corps.   

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August 20, 2020: Another Milestone with ICI

   The City of Rochester, in partnership with the Diversity Council and others, announced the release of the draft Intercultural Cities Initiative program index report and an upcoming virtual site visit. 

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August 14, 2020: Building Out Rochester Area Non-profit Consortium Update

 Rochester Area Non-profit Consortium Updates: Future Planning, Funding Opportunities, Shared Services/Resources

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August 12, 2020: Olmsted County News

(1) Nikki Niles to lead Olmsted County's new Diversity, Equity, and Community Outreach Team. (2) Commissioners voted to expand team of community outreach workers dedicated to public safety.

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August 11, 2020: Best Practices in Managing Your Team in 2020 — Aug 20 Webinar

  Rochester professionals, Nicky Espinosa, Director of Strategy Management, Mayo Clinic (and executive coach, Nicky Espinosa Coaching),Elsa Maas, Associate HR Director, Olmsted County to be on Performance Excellence Network panel Best Practices in Managing Your Team in 2020 — Aug 20 Webinar

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August 06, 2020: Spring, Summer 2020 issues of Nonprofit News

 As the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) works to provide all nonprofit organizations, leaders, and workers access to valuable information during the challenging early weeks of COVID-19, we are happy to share the Spring 2020 issue of Nonprofit News with MCN members and nonmembers alike in a convenient digital format.

 

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August 04, 2020: Mayo Clinic

Masks for Coronavirus: What are your thoughts?

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August 01, 2020: IMAA and LAOC

 Free legal Clinic offered by LACOC at IMAA. 

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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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