Pinellas joins effort to promote 2020 U.S. Census
Local Census committee is forming to ensure an accurate count
- 2020 Census will be held in one year to count everyone in the United States
- County is forming a Census committee to drive local participation
- Volunteer to help local Census efforts by visiting www.pinellascounty.org/census2020
Pinellas County is joining a nationwide effort to ensure everyone is counted in the 2020 U.S. Census, which will be conducted one year from today. In partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau, the county is forming a Complete Count Committee that will include local community leaders working together to explain the importance of the survey to all Pinellas residents. The county is also seeking volunteers to help get the word out about the Census over the next year. Those interested can learn more at www.pinellascounty.org/census2020.
Accurate Census data supports everything from representation in Congress to decisions on how billions of dollars in federal funding is distributed for community programs.
“We need neighborhood associations, nonprofits, faith leaders, businesses and local officials to all work together, so we can get the word out about the importance of the 2020 Census,” said Pinellas County Commissioner Kenneth T. Welch, who will chair the county’s Complete Count Committee.
“It’s especially vital that we reach those parts of our community that have been underrepresented in the past.”
Pinellas County’s Complete Count Committee is expected to hold its first meeting in May. More details about the meeting and other local Census outreach efforts will be announced at the county’s Census website, and Facebook and Twitter pages.
The 2020 Census will be primarily conducted online, with the option to complete the survey by telephone or mail. Census takers will conduct in-person surveys at households that do not initially respond. For more information about the U.S. Census Bureau and the 2020 Census, visit www.census.gov/2020census.