The Diversity Council participates in a variety of community conversations that provide feedback on the challenges facing us and how we can build a better community together. We will be making the notes from these sessions available to the public.
Poverty & Financial Stress Forum
On December 5, 2016, more than 75 representatives from community organizations came together for the Olmsted County Poverty & Financial Stress Forum. The group discussed existing assets and gaps in dealing with poverty. Read the notes
Creating an Oasis for Peace and Safety
On November 22, 2016, a group of roughly 70 community members gathered at the public library to talk about ways that Rochester can become an oasis for everyone, a safe and inclusive city. Below are the responses of participants to a series of questions posed to the group.
Watch this space for updates and initiatives developing out of this and other types of community engagement. Brainstorming Notes
Session 2 Notes, February 20, 2017 (includes proposed proclamation for Revive Civility Month).