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Jan. 16, 2014 CNG Meeting Summary

Opening Remarks: JoAnn Stormer

JoAnn open the meeting with the net message that says:

"We are piloting what we had agreed upon from our last meeting. We are holding monthly meetings with this one being the first one. We can adjust the operational style if we find that we are not meeting the group objective of:

Our goal (common agenda) is to increase awareness and understanding of public, private, non-profit organizations' plans and needs. We aim to share and identify key community needs and plans so that individually and collectively we will be more effective in carrying out our mission of serving the community.


Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Report and Planning - Pete Giesen

Pete Giesen presented the Community Heath Needs Assessment Plan. His presentation is based on the Executive Summary of the online resources .



Focus groups are being formed in each of the 5 above areas to:
    • Formulate actions
    • Leverage and align community partnership efforts
Collaboration Opportunities: Key Messages
  • Marathon not a sprint
  • County-wide scope


DMC Planning Activities - Heidi Mested

Presentation and conversations

  • General material can be found on the site and also has been reported by the PB. Heidi will forward her material to us later.Heidi Mestad
    • 8 focus areas each is going through community input collection phase
    • Large public forums are planned
  • DMC's data-gathering activities will be the largest community wide requirements collection effort ever in Rochester and surrounding area
    • However, funding/development focuses by EDA and DMCC are downtown-centric
  • There will be items identified in the requirements gathering phase that require community partners to step up to fulfill (see Al Lun's diagram below):

Collaboration Opportunities

  • CPG exchange can serve as an exchange, interlocking forum to identify:
    • Gaps
    • Data points re-uses
    • Align efforts and measurements

Market Street Plan - Chamber/RAEDI

Deferred to next meeting

Next Meeting Items Include

  • Continuous communication enablement -- web tooling (Al Lun)
  • Al will also get together with Dave Beal to incorporate his PlanScape model to the dmcbeam tooling presentation.
  • Collective Impact


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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How to participate?

Step 1: Find out more about CNG and if its vision and mission inspire you to act. Things to consider include: What can I get out of participation? What can I contribute to the network? Take a look at the FAQ's and read more about this effort on our InfoCenter .

Step 2: Get on our distribution list.


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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