MORA Update 6/25/2020


Talk about Thankful Thursday!! Today we unveiled a ….shiny, colorful, new gym!

Thank you!!  Wow, I can’t wait for all of you to see the gym! For years, it has been a vision of ours to update and now it’s come true.  A HUGE thank you to everyone that made it possible, from donations to staff.

In particular, thank you to….Engelsma Construction, Fraser Morris, Sonus Interiors, Sport Court, Jim Kesson, Heart of America, our MORA Board, the CORE team led by Recreation staff, Stephanie Kohl and Nate McKenzie and…finally, our guest speakers – residents Mallory and Megan.

To paraphrase Mallory, “Holy Moly, it’s a dream come true.”  Stop by the next time you are at the Victoria office for a tour! And, check out our Facebook for before & after photos…you’ll be amazed!  Check out FACEBOOK

10-minute Employee Survey

What are your concerns, goals, suggestions?

Look in your MORA email or for a text message with a link to an important . Really short right now because all of us have our hands full.

Didn’t get the message? Contact: Alexis Seiler, Chair of Quality Enhancement Committee  DIRECT: 952-767-9190

Refreshed office protocols

We will continue to follow the health and safety guidelines for workspaces through COVID-19.

The overarching advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is if you can work from home, feel free to do so. And MORA will continue to support employees to be functional working from home. However, some employees need and some people may prefer to work from MORA office sites – Victoria, Chanhassen, Bloomington.

Aware that what began as a couple of months of remote working has extended to a longer time, we’ve refreshed MORA office protocols – watch your inbox – and please be sensitive to those vulnerable among us or connected to us.

Our goal is to help all employees feel safe and stay healthy.

Questions to your Supervisor, Director or to Human Resources Director, Stacy Richards at 952-767-4831


Required Trainings: Easy options to get them done!

Training compliance on CDS: First Aid & CPR, Quarterly Emergency Procedures, Maltreatment.

Contact Sarah Smith,;  Jessica Strayer,; or Derek Rust,

Ongoing support for people and neighborhoods in need

New Work-Life Balance mini-workshops
Establish a stable and sustainable way to work while maintaining health and general well-being. Each week we will discuss 3 new tactics to find an improved work-life balance. Come join for Zoom sessions and see how to take your balance up the next level!

Sign up for 1 or all 4 sessions at

Session 1: Next week, Tuesday,
June 30, 12-12:30pm

  • How to balance working
    from home
  • Creating mini-breaks
  • Unplugging from technology

Call or email Training Specialist, Jessica Strayer with questions about signing up and getting started at


So grateful for this community, our partners, funders and YOU!!!