Contra Costa County Seeking Volunteers for Census 2020 Committee

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Martinez, CA – On December 18, 2018 the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors created the Census 2020 Complete Count Steering Committee to increase awareness and motivate residents to respond to the 2020 Census. The County is seeking volunteers for the Complete Count Steering Committee who will serve as local “census ambassadors” to ensure a complete and accurate count of the community in the 2020 Census.

Complete Count Steering Committee members should represent the diversity within Contra Costa County, in particular Hard to Count populations. Examples of Hard to Count populations include immigrants and refugees, minority communities, households living in poverty, youth between the age of 0-5 and 18-24, rural residents, seniors/older adults, people with disabilities, LGBTQ, veterans, homeless individuals and families, areas with limited internet access, and households with limited English proficiency. The Complete Count Steering Committee may include representatives from government agencies, community-based organizations, business community, and the faith-based community.

Complete Count Committee members should be able to think strategically about how to engage residents within Hard to Count populations, help organize community events, communicate through their networks, and make presentations to community groups. They must be able and willing to commit the time required (estimated to be 5-10 hours/month) and regularly attend Complete Count Committee meetings, which will be held monthly in the afternoons. Periodic meetings will be held in the evening or weekends. These are volunteer positions.

Application forms can be obtained from the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors by calling (925) 335-1900 or visiting the County webpage at https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/3418/.

Applications should be returned to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Room 106, County Administration Building, 651 Pine Street, Martinez, CA 94553 or emailed to [email protected] no later than close of business at 5 pm on January 23, 2019.

Applications will be reviewed, and selection of the Census 2020 Complete Count Steering Committee members will be made by the Board of Supervisors.


2 COMMENTS

  1. I hope that for this 2020 Census count, people will not list their Chihuahuas as human members of the family. Funny, how suddenly Pancho, Paco, Chuy and Perdito were listed on the 2010 Census as humans. I asked to meet Pancho, but was gold that he was in bed with the flu and was contagious! Dias mio!

  2. I think a lot of fraud is committed during these Census counts. It’s really never accurate. It’s approximate. There are people who refuse to offer information.

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