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Sustainability and Resiliency Action Plan

The Sustainability and Resiliency Action Plan will focus on five key areas - Vibrant Neighborhoods, City for Health, Transportation, Resilient Economy, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions - highlighting economic, environmental, and social resiliency strategies that can help guide the city on future decision making. This will better prepare the community for foreseen and unforeseen impacts from disasters, but also strengthen the community through successes.

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Project Information

About the project

Collaborators 

Lead Organization: City of Rochester, MN

Contact: Kevin Bright ; Email: kevinbright@dmceda.org ; Phone: TBD

Known/Likely Collaborators: 100% Renewable Rochester ; City of Rochester, MN ; Coalition for Rochester Area Housing ; Community Development (City of Rochester) ; County of Olmsted, MN ; DMC EDA ; In the City for Good Sustainability Subgroup ; Mayo Clinic ; Rochester Public Utilties ; Sierra Club, North Star Chapter ; University of Minnesota Rochester

Potential Collaborators: Community Mobilization Resource Coalition (CMRC) ; Rochester Area Family Y


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

Develop Phase

Project Type

  Planning; Yes, DMC Subdisctrict Project  


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Clean Air & water, Diversity and Inclusion, Governance/Public Policy, Health, Sustainability

Level 2: Best Practice, Sustainability

DMC Impacts:

Livable City, Health & Wellness

Community Health Impacts:


Related Projects

America Community for Health ; Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative & 2021 Global Mayors Challenge ; Building Benchmarking ; Destination Medical Center (DMC) ; Discovery Walk Co-designing ; Housing Alliance Coalition ; Journey of Peace

 

 

Detailed Description

 

2021-05-11

 

 


 

 

2019-12-17

 

Rochester Mayor @knorton29 invites #RochMN residents to join her in making a commitment to improving sustainability in our community by signing a Sustainability Pledge. A launch event will be held on December 16 at 5 p.m. in the rotunda outside of Council Chambers at City Hall. pic.twitter.com/HVML6XikOC

— DMCMN (@DMCMN) December 15, 2019

 

 


 

2015-07-31

 

Key Status Reports


Key reports on: Sustainability and Resiliency Action Plan


June 17, 2021 : Sustainable, Resilient Rochester

Sustainability Task Force: Presentations to CMRC, Housing and Feedback from survey and action plan



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Key reports on: Sustainability and Resiliency Action Plan


June 17, 2021 : Sustainable, Resilient Rochester

Sustainability Task Force: Presentations to CMRC, Housing and Feedback from survey and action plan


  

General reports on: Sustainability and Resiliency Action Plan


July 03, 2019 Sustainable Energy

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

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December 23, 2016 Rochester will soon have an employee dedicated to sustainability initiatives

With support from the McKnight Foundation, Rochester will soon have an employee dedicated to sustainability initiatives.

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November 14, 2015 Sustainable Energy Grant on Tap from McKnight Foundation

The city of Rochester has the potential to become a leader in energy efficiency and sustainability, according to two reports delivered at a Tuesday night Rochester Energy Commission special meeting.

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October 31, 2015 Sustainability status presentation made to DMC Board

Mike Bull gave the DMCC Board an update on energy study in October DMCC bord meeting.

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Key Beam Reports on:

Clean Air & water, Diversity and Inclusion, Governance/Public Policy, Health, Sustainability  
November 20, 2021: Use of "America City for Health" as moniker to attract DMC investment

Presentation to DMCC Board in November 2021 Board Meeting. Focus on attracting more companies coming in.  America City for Health as lead generation asset. 

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November 01, 2021: Why Get Vaccinated?

Education Slides in English and Chinese. More languages to come. 

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October 23, 2021: Facing Race 2021 Awards Ceremony

2021 Facing Race Awards Event on TPT 7PM October 24 and other broadcasts schedule. 

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October 23, 2021: Tackling Racism as a Public Health Issue

1. 10/22/2021 Presentation to CMRC;  2. August update posted on Olmsted County website

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October 16, 2021: Adminstration of Rochester's 3.12M award from Minnesota Main Street Economic Revitalization Program

Press Release DMC EDA to administer 3.12M distribution of MN Main Street Economic Revitalization Program.

"Formal grant criteria will be established, including the prioritization of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) participation. DMC will serve as the administrator of the grant."

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October 10, 2021: Commitment to Action for Racial Justice project

September 27 2021, checkpoint meeting with commitment undersigned.  

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October 05, 2021: P-TECH 535

RCTC grand opening and IBM video in support of P-Tech. 

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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

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

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

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

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

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August 29, 2021: NAACP, Rochester Chapter Speaker Series

Honesty in Education: A clarification of Critical Race Theory.

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Last modified by allnode on 2021/09/15
Created by allnode on 2015/05/28

 

 

 

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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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