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Feb 2015 Steering Committee Notes


Purpose of this meeting/series:
To understand the scope of the plan and explore the role and opportunities for community organizations.  Change is coming: how do we prepare?
Here are some Additional notes from the Meeting:​
Dialog: Each presentation will be followed by a dialog, to discuss:
Comments on the process/plan.
What have you been hearing?
How does it affect us?
What are our opportunities and responsibilities?
Documentation: As we hear the presentation on each plan, we will try to understand​  and document:
- the boundaries of the plan,
- the overall goals of the plan
- what metrics/measures will be used to gauge progress/success.
This information will be used by Al to complete the on-line "planscape".
Format for each presentation:
We discussed reviewing the purpose statement for the series and the November draft    purpose statement for the Networking group at the start of each meeting.
Dialog How does this plan affect us (see more detailed notes above)
Schedule of the Series:
February23:    City Comp Plan
March 26:       DMC .....................Audrey to arrange speaker​
April 23:         J2G.......................Sheila to arrange speaker
May  ??         Susan Dreyfus???.... JoAnn will contact Susan
Other topics to be scheduled:  Housing Plan
Community Health Improvement Plan
Steering Committee will meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:30 am.


CNG Partner Sites

United Way of Olmsted County

Rochester Area Foundation

Rochester Public Library

Diversity Council

Channel One

Minnesota Children's Museum - Rochester


A sub-site of dmcBEAM, the Community Network Center (CNC) aims to provide "continuous communication" for Community Networking Group (CNG) 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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Community Status/News

Help the Y Build a Better Us! (March 19, 2018)

2018 Rochester Area Family Y "Build a Better Us" fundraising campaign. 

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March 2018 In City for Good community forum (March 18, 2018)

March 2018 presentation to City for Good by Olmsted County Administrator

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CNG Steering Committee working on 2018 Compass Points (March 14, 2018)

 CNG Steering Committee is working on the next version of Rochester/Olmsted County Compass report.

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Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement 1Q 2018 and 3Q 2017 Status (March 12, 2018)

March 2018 Status; September News 2017 (Including September meeting agenda and June meeting minutes).

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RPS meeting with Moms Demand Action (March 09, 2018)

RPS and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense are planning a dialog between the two groups. This is an opportunity to broaden the conversation to other efforts to address school safety.

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Mediation & Conflict Solutions Updates by Post Bulletin (March 01, 2018)

2018-03-01 PB story on MCS: "Looking for help with a conflict?

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Cradle to Career 2018 Launch Feb 22, 2018 Meeting (February 22, 2018)

At the February 22 meeting, the following information was shared. 

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Rochester Clinic and Lotus Health Foundation Community Health Events (February 19, 2018)

Two nationally well-known lifestyle medicine physician and pioneers, Dr. Neal Barnard and Dr. Hans Diehl along with other physicians will present several topics in Rochester.

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Riverfront project gets first nod per Post Bulleting Report (February 18, 2018)

"Early plans for a $180 million construction project along the Zumbro River received some enthusiastic support from Rochester's Planning and Zoning Commission Wednesday night." 

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2018 Discipline Data Update - Information (February 17, 2018)

At the 2/6/2018 School Board Meeting the following was presented as a comparison of office referrals from first semester 2016-2017 and first semester 2017-2018 examining District, building, and student data.  Building Principals will also discuss behavior- related supports provided in their respective buildings.

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