You are never going to guess how many COVID-19 masks and cigarette butts were picked up in downtown Rochester, Minnesota in the last 365 days! But, it was counted and thanks to the Clean and Safe Ambassador Program, they were taken off our streets and disposed of properly.
Number of Items Cleaned and Picked Up in Downtown Rochester the Last 365 Days
“I think the Ambassadors are professional, give excellent directions, and are extremely friendly. At first, I wasn’t sure how the program was going to impact the downtown, but I have come to respect them for their diligence and responsiveness. They do their job well.” - Ken Nuss of Victoria's Ristorante
How is the Clean and Safe Ambassador Program in Rochester funded?
According to the press release from the Rochester Downtown Alliance, this program is funded by the City of Rochester, Mayo Clinic, and the downtown Rochester special service district members. You can learn more about the program and funding here.
“The Clean and Safe Ambassadors have allowed the Rochester Downtown Alliance to create and maintain more public amenities, welcome folks to our community, and increase communications with our downtown businesses. This program has become a vital piece in how we are building an inviting downtown community,” Karli McElroy, RDA director of operations.
Check out these other great events happening in Southeast Minnesota this summer!
Summer is here and if you are looking for something fun to do with friends or family, check out the list of fun, summer events happening all over Southeast Minnesota. Just scroll below to see a huge list of fun ideas.