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Jul 13, 2024 05:00 PM Bolder Options Tailgate 2024 Don't miss out on any of the action! Mark your calendars for this free event and get ready for an unforgettable evening in support of Bolder Options Youth Mentoring - See you there! ('mentoring', 'time-sensitive', 'community engagement', 'community') HousingAlliance
Jun 12, 2024 10:00 AM June, 2024 Coalition for Rochester Area Housing Alliance Topics: Opportunities the IRA has for home remodeling & building; City of Rochester goals, priorities, and Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funding initiatives; Local Case Study: John Hardy’s House ('RAF', 'housing', 'openbeam', 'key') HousingAlliance
May 08, 2024 10:00 AM May 2024 Coalition for Rochester Area Housing Alliance (By Invitation) Presentation & Discussion: 1st Generation Down Payment Assistance Program ('RAF', 'housing', 'openbeam', 'key') HousingAlliance
Apr 10, 2024 10:00 AM April 10, 2024 Coalition for Rochester Area Housing Alliance "Rural Trends 2024: Housing Supply and Demand" (Ben Winchester from the U of M Extension office) "Economic Vitality Funding Update" (Taryn Edens, City of Rochester) ('RAF', 'housing', 'openbeam', 'key') HousingAlliance
Mar 13, 2024 10:00 AM March, 2024 Coalition for Rochester Area Housing Alliance (By Invitation) Topics: Building Affordably: Technology Park Case Study; 2023 Housing Coalition Accomplishments Review; Upcoming Events/Announcements: ('RAF', 'housing', 'openbeam', 'key') HousingAlliance
Feb 14, 2024 10:00 AM Feb 14, 2024 Coalition for Rochester Area Housing Alliance (By Invitation) Senior Housing Presentation: Harvestview West Townhome Development; Housing Preservation Presentation: Residents of Old Town Hall Purchase & Plans ('RAF', 'Housing', 'openbeam', 'key', 'housing') HousingAlliance
Jan 10, 2024 10:00 AM January 10, 2024 Coalition for Rochester Area Housing Alliance (By Invitation) 2023 Real Estate Data and Permits in Review; Olmsted County Housing Programs Overview, MN Affordable Housing Summit Summary ('RAF', 'Housing', 'openbeam', 'key', 'housing') HousingAlliance
Nov 08, 2023 10:00 AM November 8, 2023 Coalition for Rochester Area Housing Alliance (By Invitation) Barriers to both rental and homeownership along with a great discussion. ('RAF', 'Housing', 'openbeam', 'key', 'housing') HousingAlliance
Oct 11, 2023 10:00 AM October 11, 2023 Coalition for Rochester Area Housing Alliance (By Invitation) Zumbro Ridge Estate 5-Year Updates; Local Real Estate Update; Community Organizations Looking for Housing; Round Table from Members ('RAF', 'Housing', 'openbeam', 'key', 'housing') HousingAlliance
Sep 13, 2023 10:00 AM September 13, 2023 Coalition for Rochester Area Housing Alliance (By Invitation) State Housing Tax Credit Program and Contribution Fund, Local Option Sales Tax ('RAF', 'Housing', 'openbeam', 'key', 'housing') HousingAlliance
Aug 09, 2023 10:00 AM August 9, 2023 Coalition for Rochester Area Housing Alliance (By Invitation) Housing Amendment Proposal, outcomes of the state housing funding as well as the local option sales tax details, amongst other items. ('RAF', 'Housing', 'housing', 'openbeam') HousingAlliance
Jun 14, 2023 10:00 AM June 14, 2023 Coalition for Rochester Area Housing Alliance (By Invitation) Project sharing; Bigelow Homes Senior Findings, Forte Living, A House is not a Home. ('RAF', 'Housing', 'housing', 'openbeam') HousingAlliance
May 10, 2023 10:00 AM May 10, 2023 Coalition for Rochester Area Housing Alliance (By Invitation) Project sharing ('RAF', 'Housing', 'openbeam', 'key', 'housing') HousingAlliance
Apr 12, 2023 10:00 AM April 12, 2023 Coalition for Rochester Area Housing Alliance (By Invitation) Presentation: Accessory Dwelling Units (Jamie Stopelstad, Yardhomes); City of Rochester ADU Pilot Program (Taryn Edens); RCTC ADU Curriculum (Matt Durand, RCTC); Bigelow Homes ADU Build (Mike Paradise); Upcoming Events/Announcements: ('RAF', 'Housing', 'housing', 'openbeam') HousingAlliance
Mar 08, 2023 10:00 AM March 8, 2023 Coalition for Rochester Area Housing Alliance (By Invitation) Presentation: Rochester Area Housing Financial and Policy Tool Forecasting Analysis ('RAF', 'Housing', 'openbeam', 'key', 'housing') HousingAlliance
Feb 08, 2023 10:00 AM February 8, 2023 Coalition for Rochester Area Housing Alliance (By Invitation) The first will be Libby Murphy from Minnesota Housing Partnership sharing with us about the current legislative agenda as well as an overview of the MN Housing Tax Credit. Secondly, Dirk Erickson, a local developer, will give us an overview of his Bryk on Broadway apartment project, set to open any day. ('RAF', 'Housing', 'housing') HousingAlliance
Jan 11, 2023 10:00 AM January 11, 2023 Coalition for Rochester Area Housing Alliance (By Invitation) Topics Include: Race & Racism as a Public Health Issue; BIPOC Home Ownership Report; Area Housing Report; Member Updates ('RAF', 'Housing', 'housing') HousingAlliance
Dec 14, 2022 10:00 AM December 14, 2022 Coalition for Rochester Area Housing Alliance Topics Include: Community and Member Updates; Future Role of Alliance-Continued ('RAF', 'Housing', 'housing') HousingAlliance
Nov 09, 2022 10:00 AM Nov 9, 2022 Coalition for Rochester Area Housing Alliance Topics include: Quick review: Joint Study Race as a Public Issue: Housing Recommendations; Future Role of Alliance-Continued ('RAF', 'Housing', 'housing') HousingAlliance
Oct 12, 2022 10:00 AM Oct. 12, 2022: Coaltion for Rochester Area Housing Alliance Topics Include: Community Updates; Future Role of Alliance-Continued; Upcoming Events/Announcement ('RAF', 'Housing', 'housing') HousingAlliance
Sep 14, 2022 10:00 AM Rochester Housing Alliance September 2022 Meeting Topics include: Accessibility; Community Updates; Shelter Workgroup; Upcoming events announcement ('aging', 'Housing', 'public sector work product', 'key') HousingAlliance
Aug 10, 2022 10:00 AM Rochester Housing Alliance August 2022 Meeting Local Market Expert Analysis ● Real Estate Market Analysis ● Building Analysis Community Updates ● Coalition for Rochester Area Housing ● UDC Approval Process ● Seneca Proposal ● County Land Use Plan ('aging', 'Housing', 'public sector work product') HousingAlliance
Jun 15, 2022 10:00 AM Rochester Housing Alliance June 2022 Meeting Topics: Legal assistance (Eviction); MN Community Action Partnership; Housing summit summary; ('housing', 'diversity', 'public sector work product') HousingAlliance
May 12, 2022 09:00 AM DMC May 2022 Rochester Housing Summit Topics: Housing needs; Financial tools; Innovative housing models; housing developers relationships ('aging', 'Housing', 'dmc') HousingAlliance
May 11, 2022 10:00 AM May 2022 Housing Alliance Topic: Fee reduction education; Olmsted County Land Use Plan; Construction Updates; Sharing ('Housing',) HousingAlliance
Apr 13, 2022 10:00 AM April 2022: Coalition for Rochester Area Housing Alliance Meeting ('community',) HousingAlliance
Mar 09, 2022 10:00 AM March 2022 Housing Alliance Meeting Housing-America/HUD, Foreclosed Properties, Mayowood I, Local Option Sales Tax; Unsheltered and Youth Homelessness FYI ('housing', 'rental', 'first home') HousingAlliance
Jan 12, 2022 10:00 AM January 2022 Housing Alliance Meeting Housing Data; ('housing', 'rental', 'first home') HousingAlliance
Dec 08, 2021 10:00 AM December 2021 Housing Alliance Meeting Short Term Rental, First Homes ('housing', 'rental', 'first home') HousingAlliance
Nov 10, 2021 10:00 AM November 2021 Housing Alliance Meeting Topics include: Proposed Housing Alliance Blueprint; Housing Co-design; Housing Funding Updates; Growing Affordable Housing Neighborhoods ('housing',) HousingAlliance
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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
Virtual Information Session: Mobilizing Olmsted Voices for Equity Jul 17, 2024 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Vegan Grill Out (#2 July) Jul 20, 2024 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM — Kutzky Park
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
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
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
FORUM WITH COUNCIL MEMBER-AT-LARGE AND WARD CANDIDATES Aug 01, 2024 06:30 PM - 08:15 PM — Christ United Methodist Church, 400
RPS Community Ed 50th Anniversary Community Celebration Aug 03, 2024 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM — Covenant Church, 4950 31st Ave NW, Rochester
LWV-R Rochester Public Schools Nov. referendum Aug 12, 2024 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM — Roch Pub Library Aud, doors open at 6 pm
Upcoming events…
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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

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

M.O.V.E: A Collaboration of SHIP, Joint Study, One Olmsted

Mobilizing Olmsted Voices for Equity (M.O.V.E.) community council application

M.O.V.E. Promotional Flyer and Application to join M.O.V.E.

5/10/2024 Conversation Olmsted County Rep and CMRC Rep.: Regarding Olmsted County Community Council's DEI initiative called Mobilizing Olmsted Voices for Equity (M.O.V.E) 

Rochester Area Foundation Support Message


Last Updated May 21, 2024