Partnership for Regional Opportunity comes to a formal close at the end of 2014
January 7, 2015
December's Partnership for Regional Opportunity meeting marked the formal end of PRO and its predecessor initiative, Corridors of Opportunity. Lee Sheehy of the McKnight Foundation and outgoing Met Council Chair Sue Haigh, the initiative's co-chairs for the duration of the four years of the collaborative, led their final meeting. On behalf of the board, staff presented each of them with a photo collage highlighting the Green Line ribbon cutting and other photos as a token of appreciation for their four years of leadership.
A lot was accomplished in 2014, particularly in PRO's work groups, which were voluntary efforts led by two PRO board members each. All of the PRO work groups will continue in some capacity in 2015.
- PRO Regional Equity and Community Engagement -- Stay tuned for the release of the Racial Equity Tool Box, and visit the website for the Equity Toolbox Repository of resources. Read more about their 2014 accomplishments and next steps. Contact Ryan O'Connor, Policy & Planning Director of Ramsey County, for more information.
- PRO Shared Prosperity -- Regional Success Indicators and the Central Cities Competitiveness Strategy will be released by April 2015. Learn more about these projects and next steps. Contact Mary Kay Bailey for more information.
- PRO TOD -- Metro Transit will convene four regional forums on TOD in 2015. Also, the Metro Transit TOD Office released a 2014 Annual Report, to recap their work and future. Read a summary of PRO TOD's 2014 work and plans in 2015. Contact Allison Bell of the Metro Transit TOD Office for more information.
- The MoveMN campaign continues their effort to address Minnesota’s urgent transportation needs.
This website will remain available with all the important reports, studies, plans and outcomes that Corridors of Opportunity produced, as well as the meeting materials from the CoO Policy Board and PRO Board and the PRO work groups.