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Another year around the sun, and our downtown Ambassadors have been on the run! From picking up cigarette butts to providing hospitality assists, they continue to be a recognizable presence in downtown. Here is a look at their stats in 2022 as a breakdown!
July 1 marked the second anniversary of the downtown Rochester Clean and Safe Ambassador Program. While cleaning the downtown portion of the Zumbro River, the Clean and Safe Ambassadors and Rochester Downtown Alliance may have found the second anniversary gift of cotton (in the form of a lost baseball cap). Who needs silver or silk when the group found these lovely “treasures” during the river clean-up July 1!
The Clean and Safe Ambassadors are some of the visible friendly faces you'll likely meet in downtown Rochester. Heading up this team is a new face: Cam Hurd. Let's get to know him, his background, and how it all works together as the new operations manager of this impactful program.
What a year (in more ways than one)! Our Clean and Safe Ambassadors have been hard at work making downtown Rochester clean, safe, and welcoming. With a heightened importance for public spaces during the pandemic, the Clean and Safe Ambassadors put enhanced effort into cleaning and maintaining places like Peace Plaza and Central Park and general spaces throughout the 44 blocks of downtown. The beginning of a new year offers an opportunity to review the year’s end Clean and Safe Ambassador Program stats. Let’s take a look!
Here's a little trash talk: litter and debris was removed from the downtown portion of the Zumbro River. And, oh, where there some unique finds! Check out what the group of our Clean and Safe Ambassadors, Rochester Downtown Alliance staff, and the City of Rochester's Community Action Team members picked out of the river and its banks.
July 1 marks the one year anniversary of the Clean and Safe Ambassador Program beginning in downtown Rochester. And what a different they've made in that short time frame! Here's a look at their accomplishments from the past year by the numbers.
Everything will soon be coming up green this spring, a welcomed sight after a white-washed winter! With all the melting snow, our downtown Rochester Clean and Safe Ambassadors will find hidden “treasures” once those snowbanks are gone. Let’s take a look at some of the duties they will tackle this spring to make the 44 blocks of downtown bright and beautiful.
While a typical office job is a 40-hour, five-day work week, our downtown Rochester Clean and Safe Ambassadors are out daily for a total of 81 hours a week in downtown Rochester. Even in a Minnesota winter, they focus on these tasks to keep downtown a clean and safe environment for all who visit and work in the 44 blocks of downtown.
Meet Milton Prince, one of our Clean and Safe Ambassadors you'll likely see or have seen in downtown Rochester. He takes such pride in his work as an Ambassador and wants to make sure people visiting downtown have a good experience. Let's get to know him better so he'll be like a friend you meet on the street next time you're in downtown.
If you’ve noticed people in bright orange shirts sanitizing, picking up trash, and assisting with directions since July, you’ve seen our Clean and Safe Ambassadors in action. Tim Woodward may have been one of them who started daily cleaning and hospitality services in our downtown in July. Because he's now likely a familiar face, let’s get to know more about him.
In just one month, the Rochester Downtown Alliance's Clean and Safe Ambassadors have made a noticeable impact in our downtown since starting July 1. (Daily cleaning and hospitality services will do that!) From disinfecting public spaces to picking up trash to removing graffiti, here are just a few stats from our Ambassadors' work from July 1 to 31.
From sanitizing to pulling weeds to power washing, Clean Team Ambassadors have been hard at work in downtown Rochester since the Clean and Safe Ambassador Program launched July 1. People visiting, residing in, and working in downtown Rochester more than likely have seen these friendly faces, so let's get to meet one of them: Jim Bill Woods.
In a few short weeks, people visiting, residing in, or working in downtown Rochester will start seeing our Clean Team Ambassadors (they'll be hard to miss in their bright orange shirts). Let's meet some of the friendly faces who are part of the Clean and Safe Ambassador Program being implemented starting July 1. Tom Claymon, the Clean and Safe Ambassador Program's operations manager, answers our five Get to Know an Ambassador questions.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, uncertainty of whether a doorknob is disinfected can cause anxious feelings. Cleaning and sanitation have become more important than ever. Our Clean Team Ambassadors will be here to create ease of mind by being a highly visible presence in downtown Rochester starting July 1. Let's hear from Jeff Heinrich with Block by Block, the national vendor selected for downtown Rochester's Clean and Safe Ambassador Program, why these programs are a vital and essential service.
Cleaning and sanitation are more important than ever in response to COVID-19. The cleaning component of Downtown Rochester, Minnesota’s Clean and Safe Ambassador Program is set to launch July 1, following the start date postponement of the full program earlier this spring because of COVID-19.