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Posted on: December 20, 2019

County Announces New Census Outreach Coordinator

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Dec. 20, 2019– Clear Creek County Communications, Colo.  –Clear Creek County recently hired a new Census Outreach Coordinator—Ulla-Carin Johnson, of Echo Hills.  This temporary position is funded primarily by a Department of Local Affairs Census Outreach Grant (of nearly $51,000) that was offered to local governments to help in their 2020 Census efforts.

As part of the County’s efforts with the upcoming census, Ms. Johnson will manage the day-to-day planning, coordination and execution related to outreach and promotion of the census.  This will include providing information and education about the census process (to the community), promoting community events and meetings on the census, and working with the County’s Complete Count Committee, elected officials, and others at the State and Federal levels. 

Efforts in the community begin in earnest February 2020, and April 1, 2020 is ‘CENSUS DAY’.  Those efforts include Census officials going out into communities, a ‘Call to Action’ for residents to respond (starting March 23, 2020), hand delivery/mailing of census questions. 

Since the last Census 10 years ago, there are some new things:  residents will be able to respond via the internet, telephone, or paper copy (mail-in).  In addition, Census officials pledge that filling out the questions is easy (takes about 10 minutes); and, it’s SAFE.  This means the information is CONFIDENTIAL and private—it cannot be shared with any person or government agency by law.    

BE COUNTED

The Census counts every person living in the U.S., once—at the right place.  And, the results are used for important things like:  funding for schools, medical services (WIC/SNAP), road construction, community programs, and representation to the U.S. House of Representatives.  Some $13.1 Billion in Federal funds come to Colorado each year, due to past Censuses.  That translates to $2,300 per person each year.   

For more information about the 2020 Census:  https://2020census.gov/         https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html 

For more information about local census news/issues, email:  ujohnson@clearcreekcounty.us .     

Official Clear Creek County website:   https://www.clearcreekcounty.us/

 

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