Objective 1: Diversity Attention

Focus the community's attention on diversity

1. Improve coordination of diversity efforts.

  • Recognize the county-wide Diversity Council to include major employers and other community leaders.
    • Recommended Responsible Party: Diversity Council (accomplished 2/5/99)
  • Encourage the collaboration of independent citizen's groups to promote diversity efforts.
    • Recommended Responsible Party: Existing diversity organizations, faith communities and citizen. 

2. Establish a comprehensive diversity action plan.

A.  Develop a community consensus committing the community to a series of concrete steps to eliminate racism, to create a welcoming community environment, and to promote the positive values of diversity.

Recommended Responsible Party:  21st Century Partnership Steering Committee

B. Develop a valid instrument to measure community attitudes and perceptions regarding diversity.

Recommended Responsible Party:  21st Century Partnership Steering Committee with the assistance of the Rochester Olmsted Planning Department

C. Track changes annually in the community's response to diversity.

Recommended Responsible Party:  21st Century Partnership Steering Committee with the assistance of the Rochester Olmsted Planning Department

    • Measures: Develop a diversity measure component that ties to other 21st Century Partnership key issues.
      • Crime - hate crimes, victim/criminal demographics, survey data
      • Education and Workforce Readiness - high school graduation rate, employer feedback, survey data
      • Jobs and the Economy - employment, demographics, survey data
      • Neighborhoods - Human rights complains, voting records, survey data
      • Youth, Families and the Elderly -school data (i.e. graduation rates, exceptional students demographics, etc), family services data (elderly, runawasy, sucidese, etc).
      • Rural and Small City Vitality -economic indicators and survey data.

 

D. Develop strategies to respond to survey findings

Recommended Responsible Party:  21st Century Partnership Steering Committee 

    • Measures: Surveys demonstrating improved perceptions of opportunity, safety, and openness.

 

 

 

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