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Organization: Rochester Public Utilties

Sector: Collective

Organization Mission: RPU owns and operates power generating , distribution, and water distribution facilities to serve the city of Rochester, MN. More than 48,000 electric customers and more than 36,000 water customers are currently served by RPU. Power production stations include a natural gas-fired generation plant, a hydro station, and two combustion turbines, fired by natural gas or fuel oil. The water distribution system consists of more than 30 wells and numerous storage tanks throughout Rochester (including water towers, standpipes, reservoirs, and one underground storage tank).

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Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Clean Air & water, Sustainability
June 11, 2020: RNeighbbors

Partnership with City of Rochester  

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May 18, 2020: Plans for a pair of transit villages connected by a dedicated route are being scaled back.

"The council opted to move forward with a modified plan for a single village at Mayo Clinic’s west parking lot along Second Street Southwest and a transit system traveling east and west with a loop around the city-county Government Center."

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April 14, 2020: Spring 2020 issue of Nonprofit News

As the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) works to provide all nonprofit organizations, leaders, and workers access to valuable information during the challenging early weeks of COVID-19, we are happy to share the Spring 2020 issue of Nonprofit News with MCN members and nonmembers alike in a convenient digital format.

 

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March 31, 2020: Steps To Inspire Generosity

Minnesota Discovery Recovery Fund issues first grants. 

Investing in community-led solutions: supporting our nonprofit partners

Advocating for equity: Standing with our AAPI community

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March 31, 2020: Video production partnership between RNeighbors, the Rochester Neighborhood Resource Center and Mayor Norton’s office.

 A video production partnership between RNeighbors, the Rochester Neighborhood Resource Center and Mayor Norton’s office.

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January 24, 2020: America’s Community for Health Meeting News

 Meeting material from Jan. meeting:

Macro and micro expected outcomes of the project. 

First pass at co-designer listConvening Co-designers

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November 20, 2019: DMC Transportation Plan - Circular

 DMCC Board Voted in favor of staff recommendations. 

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July 03, 2019: Sustainable Energy

The Climate Mayors Electric Vehicle Purchasing Collaborative (“the Collaborative”) agreement. 

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March 29, 2019: America’s City for Health

Engage area leaders about the need to converge various health/wellness initiatives to collective impact. 

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Impacts

The work of this organization may have impacts on the following areas:

PlanScape

Lvl 1: Clean Air & water ; Sustainability

Lvl 2:

DMC Impact: Livable City Health & Wellness

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Projects/Programs

Confirmed Project Involvement: Sustainable, Resilient Rochester


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Organization Life Cycle Assessment (Pause, Startup, Steady, Isolated Impact, Collective Impact  Unknown)

Site Information
Beam
  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

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.

Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  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
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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