City Administrator Steve Rymer said, “2020 was an unprecedented year for the Rochester community, Mayor, City Council, and City of Rochester teammates. Our commitment to each other was evident in all that was accomplished together.  We thank the Rochester community and our many partners for their support this past year.  Here’s to a brighter tomorrow – together,”

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The year-in-review video above highlights:

  • The city's response to the COVID-19 pandemic,
  • Rochester being named the #1 most livable mid-sized city by SmartAsset and the #5 top places to live by Livability.
  • Rochester Public Transit was named Minnesota’s Best Transit System of the Year
  • Rochester Public Utilities received three different awards for their performance, including the 2020 Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies Gold Award for Exceptional Utility Performance.
  • The City being recognized with a U.S. Conference of Mayor’s 14th Annual Climate Protection Award for Climate Action

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