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    August 26, 2019


     
    VOLUSIA COUNTS.
    EVERYBODY COUNTS.

     
    NEWS RELEASE
     
    Volusia County Complete Count Committee


    News media contact: Pat Kuehn, CPRC, 386-748-3989  Complete Count Committee
     
     
     
     Volusia County
     Complete Count
     Committee

     
     Barbara Girtman
     Committee Co-chair
     386-740-5224

     
     Billie Wheeler
     Committee Co-chair
     386-740-5224
     
     Jim Cameron and
     Inez Nazario-Vega
     
    Businesses 
     Subcommittee Co-chairs

     
     Taylor Duguay
     Community
     Organizations
     Subcommittee Chair
     
     Rodney Cruise
     Colleges and Universities 
     Subcommittee Chair

     
     DJ Lebo
     Early Learning
     Subcommittee Chair

     
     Rev. John Long
     Faith-Based 
     Organizations 
     Subcommittee Chair
     
     Antonio Tovar
     Farmworkers
     Subcommittee Chair
     
     Brian Rothwell
     Intergovernmental
     Subcommittee Chair

     
     Pat Kuehn
     Marketing and
     Communications
     
     Joanna Bryant 
     Caplette
     U.S. Census Bureau
     Liaison
     
     
    Aug. 1, 2019
     
    Local census campaign seeks volunteers
     
    Volusia County Government and community partners will kick off a 2020 Census awareness campaign at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Emergency Operations Center, 3825 Tiger Bay Road, Daytona Beach.
     
    Individuals and representatives from cities, businesses, social service agencies and faith-based organizations are invited to attend the meeting and learn how they can help spread the word about the importance of completing census forms.
     
    Chaired by Volusia County Council members Barbara Girtman and Billie Wheeler, the local committee will include nine subcommittees representing local governments, businesses, colleges and universities, community organizations, early learning, faith-based organizations, housing, farm workers/agriculture, and senior citizens.
     
    Data collected by the 2020 Census will affect how more than $675 billion in federal funds will be distributed to state, local and tribal governments each year. It also will be used to draw state legislative districts and determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives.
     
    In mid-March, every household in the United States will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. For the first time, they will have the option of responding online, by phone or by mail.
     
    In 2010, 74% of Volusia County households in Volusia County completed their census forms; this equaled the national response rate. Those who did not respond received visits from census workers, who helped them complete the form.
     
    Residents are required by law to complete and return the forms by April 1. The Census 2020 form will ask for name, age, gender, race, date of birth, relationship to the head of the household, and whether the respondents own or rent their home. It will not include a citizenship question.
     
    To learn about the U.S. Census, go to www.census.gov/2020census.
     
    For more information about Volusia County’s Complete Count Committee, visit www.volusia.org/census or contact staff liaisons Brian Rothwell at 386-736-5920, ext. 12717, or Pat Kuehn at 386-822-5062, ext. 12934.
     
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