Tag: Legislation

DMCC Board Meeting This Week

The Destination Medical Center Corporation Board of Directors meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, January 29 in the Riverview Room, Suite C of the Mayo Civic Center.

Agenda items include: formal transmittal of the Draft DMC Development Plan to the City of Rochester, a presentation from the Economic Development Agency Board and City, and a review of the DMC mission, vision, and goals.

The complete agenda and meeting packet is posted on our Events page at least 72 hours before scheduled meetings. It is also available here for download: DMCC Board Packet 1-29-2015

How to Attend

When: 9:30-noon on Thursday, January 29
In person: Mayo Civic Center, Riverview Room, Suite C
30 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55904
Online: Live streamTwitter, and the DMC Blog

Gov. Dayton: Mayo Clinic’s DMC initiative ‘transformative, priceless’

“2013 was a huge year for Rochester, thanks in large part to the passing of the Mayo Clinic Destination Medical Center legislation,” reports KTTC-TV in a story posted Jan. 10, 2014.

“It was a project many in the state, including Gov. Mark Dayton, pushed hard to accomplish.

“Thursday, KTTC NewsCenter’s Daniel Wolfe sat down with the Governor to talk about the future of DMC.official_dayton

“Dayton called the DMC initiative ‘transformative and priceless,’ and said that when we look back 15 years from now at the changes made to Rochester and Mayo Clinic, the project will clearly be one we’re glad we took on.

“The Governor also talked about the impact DMC will have on the way he’s perceived, once his term is complete.

“’I think it’s going to be the most significant legacy of my remaining one year or four years,’ Dayton said. ‘Mayo is so important to all of Minnesota, to our quality of life and the fact that they’re giving us this opportunity to do this enormously important expansion here in Minnesota and Rochester, rather than other places in the world, is just a tremendous opportunity.’

“Dayton went on to say there will no doubt be some kinks in development here and there, but the work to transform Rochester will be well worth it in the end.”

Watch the story on YouTube.   

Governor Dayton, Mayo announce reps for DMCC

The Destination Medical Center (DMC) legislation that was passed in May by both houses of the Minnesota Legislature and signed by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton created two oversight DMC groups. Today, Tuesday, July 23, the appointments to the Destination Medical Center Corporation (DMCC) were announced.

The DMCC board will oversee the state’s largest-ever economic development project and be responsible for leveraging an estimated $5.6 billion in Mayo Clinic and private investment over the next 20 years. The strategic initiative is expected to create tens of thousands of new jobs and secure Minnesota’s competitive position as the premier global destination for health care and medical advancement.

The legislation also outlined the appointments of the eight members of the DMCC Board, with the governor appointing four, the City of Rochester appointing two, Olmsted County appointing one, and Mayo Clinic appointing one member.

John Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO, Mayo Clinic, and Gov. Dayton announced their appointments to the DMCC board today.

Bill George, a member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees and former chairman and CEO of Medtronic Corporation, has been appointed as Mayo Clinic’s representative. George is a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School and serves as a director on the boards of ExxonMobil, Goldman Sachs and Mayo Clinic.

Gov. Dayton’s appointments to the DMCC Board are:

  •   James Campbell, retired group executive vice president, Wells Fargo & Company
  •   Tina Flint Smith, chief of staff to Gov. Dayton
  •   Susan Rani, president, Rani Engineering, Inc.
  •   R.T. Rybak, mayor of Minneapolis

The Minnesota Senate must confirm all four gubernatorial appointees.

In June, the Rochester City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Councilman Ed Hruska as the council’s representative. The legislation also calls for the Rochester mayor to serve on the new board. Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede has announced his intention to serve.

Olmsted County has not yet announced an appointment. The DMCC Board is expected to meet in the next 30 days.

A DMC Economic Development Agency (DMC EDA) also was established by the legislation. The DMC EDA is a private economic development agency, the purpose of which will be to provide services to the DMCC board to plan and execute DMC strategies. Watch for more information on the EDA as it evolves.

DMC: What’s next?

Lisa Clarke, Blog Author
Lisa Clarke, Blog Author

The 2013 Legislative Session wrapped up just a few weeks ago and the DMC team is already getting started!  We applaud the passage of the Destination Medical Center legislation and thank the bill authors, legislative leaders, Gov. Mark Dayton, and our city, county and community partners for their support for this major economic development initiative. Passage of the legislation is truly an historic moment for Mayo Clinic, the city, county and for the entire state of Minnesota.

The legislation passed as part of the state’s tax bill. It will help fund the public infrastructure required to keep pace with an estimated $5.6 billion private investment by Mayo Clinic and other private entities over the next 20 years aimed at securing Rochester’s and Minnesota’s position as a global medical destination.

So what’s next? There’s a lot on deck for the next three months. Mayo Clinic, State, City and County leadership will continue to work together to create the governance structure for DMC according to the terms of the legislation. This is expected to be completed within the next 60-90 days.

Once the governance structure is in place, DMC will engage the community in an information sharing and input process for consideration as the DMC initiative evolves. There will be many ways people will be able to participate. Watch for information on upcoming events and opportunities on this blog and through our DMC social media channels.

Thanks to all of you for your continued enthusiasm for DMC! Please continue to send us your ideas, questions and comments.

Lisa Clarke is the Mayo Clinic Administrator for the Destination Medical Center project.

DMC Update – Tuesday, April 30

Update on DMC Legislation

DMC has now passed both the House and Senate. The proposal will now proceed to the conference committee. After reconciliation, the bills will come back before each body for final passage before heading to the Governor for approval and his signature into law. While work remains to be done on the DMC proposal, strong support and a commitment to passage this session continues.

Community Presentations

The DMC Team, with the help of volunteers in the DMC Speakers Bureau, continues presentations, open houses, forums and visits to service groups, neighborhoods and community organizations to give background information and an opportunity for people to ask questions. To date, over 125 presentations have been given. If your group is interested in a presentation from DMC, please contact the team at [email protected].