Southeast Minnesota Community Values Survey


Interior of Costa’s | Owatonna, MN

Please take our place-based community survey here!

The survey will be open until the January 31st, 2015 to collect feedback from our 20-county target region. We encourage you to respond so that we can best adapt and expand our current programming and educational tools to support your local preservation and community development needs in 2015 and beyond.


PAM’s New Southeast Partnership Coordinator & Regional Office

On September 1, 2014, PAM officially opened its first field office in greater Minnesota. Located in Rochester and serving a 20-county region, the Southeast Minnesota Field Office is being established by the organization’s newest staff member, Erin Dorbin. Erin arrived at PAM this fall holding ten years’ experience in public history, preservation, community organizing, digital media production and neighborhood revitalization—and most importantly, a fondness for Southeast Minnesota.

The Southeast region PAM now serves stretches from Martin, north to Brown County, east to Goodhue and south to Houston County. Here, PAM’s focus is to establish sustainable partnerships with individuals and organizations to cooperatively facilitate preservation projects and initiatives, as well as to expand its growing preservation network. Within this regional framework, PAM can best respond to questions, local needs and concerns brought forth by citizens, organizations, and local governments regarding the future use of our valued and aging architectural resources. PAM believes these one-on-one interactions achieve a greater awareness of the availability of regional preservation resources, as well as build capacity for positive development and adaptive reuse strategies.

As Erin continues to explore the area, engage in one-on-one conversations with residents, developers, business owners and local decision-makers, attend local community meetings and events, she will gather firsthand knowledge about the places that matter to you, better understand what is valued about your local heritage and develop a sense of where communities are headed.



You may reach PAM’s Southeast Partnership Coordinator, Erin Dorbin, via email at and phone at 507.884.2275. Feel free to be in contact with Erin regarding what’s happening in your community or with any questions you may have!



Preston, MN


St. Mary’s Barn | Rochester, MN