The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners adopted a resolution to support the decennial census and establish a Complete Count Coordinator (CCC) to ensure an accurate census count in Monroe County.
In order to support the approaching 2020 census, the County’s CCC will assist the Census Bureau by bringing together Monroe County residents, interest groups and municipalities to provide information and advocacy for the once-a-decade count.
“This Countywide effort will bring awareness with hopes to increase participation in the 2020 Census among Monroe County residents,” said Kimberly Matthews, Sr. Director of Strategic Planning and the County’s CCC, who will be coordinating the local efforts. “A complete and accurate count is critical because the results affect congressional representation, federal funding, community funding opportunities, and more.”
The 2020 Census counts every person living in the United States – once and in the right place on April 1, 2020. Households will receive an invitation to participate in the Census, then residents can respond online, by phone, or by mail. This is the first-time online responses will be used. If you live in the United States, you are required by law to participate in the official count. The census is mandated by the Constitution and has counted the population every 10 years since 1790.
Residents, groups, associations, and organizations - who would like to be involved should contact Matthews at email@example.com to be added future mailings, meetings and more.
For more information on the 2020 Census, visit www.2020census.gov.