Cross-Organizational Collaboration Key for Community Enrichment

Posted: Jul 12 2018
Representatives from community and civic organizations gathered at the North Dakota State Fair Center in mid-June for the second in a series of ongoing community stakeholders meetings.  Among those in attendance were delegates from the Minot Area Development Corporation, Minot Parks, Visit Minot, North Dakota State Fair, Strengthen ND, Heart of Our CityDowntown Business Professionals Association, Aksal Group, Job Service North Dakota, Trinity Health, Minot Young Professionals, Connect Minot, Small Business Development Center, downtown business owners, and City of Minot mayoral candidates and aldermen.
 
The delegates discussed what each entity hoped to achieve through the monthly forums.  Among twenty-one responses, fiveLR_Sipma_Hanson_Reich_Bolton_Olson_Starkey.jpg specific goals emerged: cross-organizational collaboration, open and steady communication, community enrichment, fundamental change, quality facilities and new events.  The group also discussed Governor Doug Burgum’s Main Street Initiative and what that framework might look like for Minot’s downtown.
 
Subsequent assemblies will focus on actionable items resulting from the objectives listed above.  Each attendee was asked to bring at least one actionable item for discussion at the July meeting.  These meetings were identified in the recommendations section of the International Economic Development Council’s initial findings report following their March site visit.  For more information on the community stakeholders meetings, please contact Jaime Hauge at 701.852.1075 or jhauge@minotusa.com.