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We build this website to help create a healthy and inclusive community where opportunity and responsibility are broadly shared. 

Click this LINK to follow some of the projects that we have been involved in. 

The information contained here is obtained from various public sites and sources. Its goal is to show that Transparency, Accountability, Responsiveness and Process-centric (TARP) attributes of a community can be "beamed (Built, Enabled, Activated and Modeled)" into existence from a grass-roots level.

As we build out the site, we hope to awaken in the community an epiphany and a realization that a resilient community should have the vision and aspiration to develop and operate with interlocking processes and investments to allow public, economic and social development systems to complement each other so that collaboration is by design and not chance-encounter (or by luck).

The following  is a list of recent status reports deemed having significant impacts to the wellness of the community: 

Community Beam has the following sub-sites

 

Community Mobilization Resources Center (CMRC)

A sub-site of dmcbeam.org, the Community Mobilization Resources Center (CMRC) aims to provide "continuous communication" for the CMRC Coalition to increase awareness and understanding of public, private, non-profit organizations' plans and needs so that individually and collectively we will be more effective in carrying out our mission of serving the community. 

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Grass Roots Pilot Sites

We are also hosting the following websites to support some of our area's grass-root initiatives:


Open Beam

Open Beam (aka Beam) is about leveraging Web 2.0 and cloud computing to build technology capacities to serve the community.

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Diversity Beam: OpenBeam.net in collaboration with Journey to Growth's Diversity/Inclusion Committee (now defunct) is "beaming" up this portal to showcase projects and organizations that aim to improve the well-being conditions of minority groups. Statistics such as those curated by Minnesota Compass tell us there are significant education and earning gaps in non-white populations across Minnesota. With projected workforce shortage and demographics trend, these gaps cannot persist if our region is to realize the Destination Medical Center (DMC) objectives and other overarching wellness aspirations.

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In the City for Good: A community forum to focus on issues indirectly affected by DMC economic development: Affordable Housing, Education, Historical Preservation, Living Wage, Social Justice, Social Services, Sustainability and Transportation 

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Education Beam: A Beam subsite that captures Rochester area's efforts to improve K-12 education outcomes. Projects such as RPS's strategic plan, area's Cradle to Career collective impact project and grass roots participation in RPS's community engagement effort. The subsite offers a layered navigation into these currently disjoint efforts with the hope to beam up system level coordination.

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Misc Websites

Kiwanis Rochester

"Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers, dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time."

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Dashboard Beam

Dashboard Beam : Various anchor initiatives in Rochester have overlapping goals and that the organizations/teams driving these initiatives have great intention to collaborate. And the difficulty of teaming and collaboration among large scale projects is well-known though seldom receives serious discussions. That's why alignment of goals, indicators, strategies and measurements is highly valued in best-practices such as Lean 6 Sigma.

However, a rigid top-down approach which says everything has to be lined up before actions take place is not practical in our matrix world. What we champion is "beaming up" transparency, accountability, responsiveness and process-centric disciplines by leveraging technology to allow side-by-side visibility of various projects. This portal demonstrates how it could be done. Focused areas include: Disparities, Education, Housing, Economy, Workforce Development, and Health

Community Health Beam

A prototype portal that shows how virtual teaming for a "Community for Health" can be facilitated.

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ICI Beam

ICI Beam is a web portal built on top of Al Lun's dmcbeam.org web platform. It is offered as a demo to show how a dashboard tool could be used to track intercultural progress and to make ICI information sharing more consumable. 

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DMC Doc Beam

DMC Doc Beam is a "home-grown" portal that aims to build, enable, activate, model (beam) the TARP (transparency, accountability, responsiveness, process-centric) attributes onto the DMC Project.

Go there to read DMC documents and check status.

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Transportation Beam

Efficient, cost-effective transportation in SE Minnesota is crucial to its growth. We are building out this portal to demonstrate how technology can beam up (Build Enable Activate Model) transparency, accountability, responsiveness and project/process-centric execution of individual transportation plans, and to point out the need to have a systematic approach involving multiple public, private partnerships (PPP) to harmonize the various efforts.

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Upcoming Events
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
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
Back to School Block Party & Parade Aug 17, 2024 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM — 8 and 1/2 Street SE
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Community News

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



Two state-supported Mayowood housing projects

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

Proceedings

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



Minnesota Housing Profile Housing Statistics and Findings

2023 Olmsted County Housing Profile

State of MN Profile and Findings

Last Updated May 17, 2024