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Envisioning a 21st Century City: Regional Issues, Global Perspectives

Diversity Council is presenting a series of talks to invite region thought leaders, decision makers and stakeholders to an evening of conversations and learning to support Diversity Council's effort to spark multi-cultural transformation impetus for SE MN.

Project Information

About the project

Collaborators 

Lead Organization: Diversity Council

Contact: Dee Sabol ; Email: info@diversitycouncil.org ; Phone: 507-282-9951

Known/Likely Collaborators: Diversity Council ; Well Living Lab (A Delos and Mayo Clinic collaboration)

Potential Collaborators: City of Rochester, MN ; County of Olmsted, MN ; DMC EDA ; Mayo Clinic


Project Phase (Pre-concept, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive) 

Concept Phase

Project Type

  Planning; No  


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Best Practice, Business Process, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Entrepreneurship

Level 2:

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


Related Projects

America Community for Health ; Create a regional brand and communication platform ; Creating a 21st Century Community Space ; Destination Medical Center (DMC) ; Global Economic and Cultural Exchange (ECCEX) ; Housing Alliance Coalition ; In City for Good (In the Shadow of Growth) ; Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) ; Journey to Growth Plan ; Middle Way Chinese Business Market ; Social Justice Coalition

 

 

Detailed Description

 

Creating an America City for Health

SE MN (greater Rochester) is undergoing tremendous change. We have the DMC initiative which declares that we will be an America City for Health.  We also know from initiatives such as Journey to Growth and Intercultural Cities Initiative that as much as we strive to sustain and grow our leadership in the healthcare industry we must also work on diversifying our economy. To make it happen we also must improve and work on the human ecosystem that underpins the regional economy.

While Mayo Clinic is the preeminent healthcare provider in the world, the next phase of leadership for our region must also be in the space of wellness provisioning and caring -- building an environment that is conducive to health and wellness. 

We also know the world is changing -- it's fast-paced, entrepreneur and globally connected.  And there are choices for medical destination. The future of Rochester and SE MN though bright and promising requires intentional design to forestall any below-the-surface impediments that hinder our regional growth journey. 

And there are some concerning indicators. 

SE MN, Olmsted County, Rochester - Regional Backdrop​ and Growth Roadblocks

In the recent Rochester City survey​, the number 1 attribute respondents like about Rochester is that it is a small town. And the number 1 concern they have is growth.  Given these results, how should community leaders, growth advocates interpret the local reality and desire? What actions are called for to ensure as Rochester population grows in parallel with increase in diversity and demographics changes, that there is companion plan to bring about needed cultural transformation so that growth does not forsake the "small town" feel. 

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Envisioning a 21st Century City:​​​​​​​​

 

Diversity Council is presenting a series of talks to invite region thought leaders, decision makers and stakeholders to an evening of conversations and learning to support Diversity Council's effort to spark multi-cultural transformation impetus for SE MN. 

Each of these events offer: 
  •  A memorable experience for Diversity Council donors and supporter
  • Special and distinctive venue
  • Thoughtful conversations
  • Learning experience on global perspectives 

 

Coming out of the event, after more in touch with global perspectives, our guests will have increased commitment to go beyond investing in more than brick and mortar and to work on and support cultural transformation.

 


Past Events

 

 

 

 

Key Beam Reports on:

Best Practice, Business Process, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Entrepreneurship  
September 22, 2021: History Center of Olmsted County

Newsletter and article about importance of the history center. 

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September 14, 2021: Olmsted County Health Assessment and Planning Partnership (HAPP)

Status reports: September 2021, March 2021 from CHAP quarterly meetings

Read more ...
September 10, 2021: Age-Friendly Olmsted County (AFOC) Meetings Log

9/10/2021 message from Dave Beal, August 2021 kickoff and inventory meeting

Read more ...
September 09, 2021: Racism and the Economy -- Federal Reserve Series

Understanding the implications of structural racism in America's economy. 

Read more ...
September 02, 2021: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan 3Q2021

Key info includes: 3Q 2021 News, 2021 Global Mayors Challenge, DMC Discovery Walk Pre-bid 

Read more ...
August 29, 2021: NAACP, Rochester Chapter Speaker Series

Honesty in Education: A clarification of Critical Race Theory.

Read more ...
August 27, 2021: Olmsted County Human Rights Commission

Welcoming week information and Police Responses to HRC questions. 

Read more ...
August 22, 2021: State of Minnesota: MnDOT Equity Feedback

Feedback on the transportation equity working definition. MnDOT came to Diversity Council board meeting and presented to the board and asked for feedback. This is a collection of feedback comments.

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August 20, 2021: Press Release: $ 1M grant from HRSA

"The Diversity Council, a nonprofit based in Rochester MN, has received $1 million in grant funding from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through its “Local Community-Based Workforce to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Access” Initiative for Covid-19 Vaccine promotion and awareness."

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August 16, 2021: SE MN Together: Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion SE Minnesota: Welcoming Week

Welcoming week 2021, 2020 information.  Welcoming America is a non-profit organization that is leading a movement of inclusive communities in the United States. Rochester, MN is proud to join the over 250+ cities and organizations around the country participating in Welcoming Week 2021 - Belonging Begins With Us.

 

Read more ...

 

 

Last modified by support on 2021/09/05
Created by support on 2019/05/20

 

 

 

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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.

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  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
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