County Board Actions: Workforce Center plan moves forward

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Contact: Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969

County board actions

Votes on Tuesday include Opportunity Center leases and a grant for water safety education.

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Lease agreement moves workforce center forward

The County Board voted to approve lease agreements and operational costs for spaces related to the Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center, a one-stop shop for educational and workforce resources and a pipeline to employment with identified public and private sector employers. The Cedar Riverside facility will be an opportunity center for all, with special outreach to diverse communities, including the East African community. The agreements are for a 4,996 square feet primary center on the street level of an existing mixed use building located at 515 15th Avenue, Minneapolis. The first year’s occupancy costs, including rent and utilities is estimated at $105,000. The other sublease agreements require Minneapolis Community and Technical College and Emerge to contribute $70,000 during the first year to reflect their use of space at the center.

Read more about the lease agreement.

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Grant will fund water safety educational activities

The board voted to approve a $120,165 grant from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to help offset the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office’s costs to provide boat and water safety activities.

Read more about the grant.

Register for the Step To It Challenge

Registration is open for the 8th Annual Step To It Challenge, launching May 1. The challenge is a friendly competition between Hennepin County communities, to encourage residents to step out for a more active spring and summer.

Learn more about the Step To It Challenge, or register to participate.

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