Key Findings

A long-range strategic plan is needed in Olmsted County to provide a more focused approach to the increasing diversity of the region.

Diversity is an integral component of all 21st Century Partnership task forces. The recommendations outlined by the task forces on Crime, Education and Workforce Readiness, Jobs and the Economy, Neighborhoods, Rural and Small City Vitality and Youth, Families and the Elderly provide additional framework to support our vision.

The population of Olmsted County is becoming increasing more diverse. There is a need for more analytical data to measure the impact of this diversity.

Governing bodies, civic organizations and community programs do not represent the diversity of the community.

Negative stereotyping of our changed community has and will continue to adversely affect our local businesses and community economics.

A common perception in the majority community maintains that minority groups have created an unsafe, rapidly deteriorating environment in this community.

The majority population has a significant role and responsibility in address the issues of racism and discrimination.

Partnerships are needed between the majority and minority to identify and solve problems together.

It is imperative to educate our children/youth on the values of diversity: they are our future.

The former volunteer-run Rochester Human Rights Commission in the City of Rochester did not have the authority or resources to meet this community's (city and county) needs.

The Human Rights Ordinance adopted by the City of Rochester did not include all of the protected classes identified in Minnesota Statutes.

There is no systematic way to identify and reach out to new people in the community.

The media (newspaper, TV, radio, etc) has a significant impact on thne community's percept of diverse groups.

The supply of low and moderate income housing does not meet the demand the community needs to integrate low and moderate income housing throughout all neighborhoods.

 

 

 

21st Century Diversity Strategic Plan for Diversity

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Manual Navigation

21st Century Partnership - Community Strategic Plan for Diversity (Under Re-construction).

Back in May 1999 Olmsted County led the formation of a 21st Century Partnership to research and propose what it would take for Olmsted County to be a leader in the 21st Century. This document attempts to bring back some of that information for re-use.

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Manual Navigation

21st Century Partnership - Community Strategic Plan for Diversity (Under Re-construction).

Back in May 1999 Olmsted County led the formation of a 21st Century Partnership to research and propose what it would take for Olmsted County to be a leader in the 21st Century. This document attempts to bring back some of that information for re-use.

All content on a single page