Due to the dangerously cold temperatures, a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, regarding volunteer assistance for the 2020 Census Count has been postponed. Below are details on the event and the rescheduled meeting date.
The U.S. Census will officially begin in the spring of 2020, and we need your help to ensure that all residents are counted. Plan to attend an introductory meeting on Tuesday evening to learn how you can be a part of the Complete Count Committee.
A Complete Count Committee is a group of community members dedicated to encouraging all residents of Iowa City to be counted once, in the right place, during the U.S. Census in Spring 2020.
Individuals, families, students, associations and all other members of the public are invited to take part in this important awareness campaign. Iowa City will hold an introductory meeting for the public from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at Mercer Park Aquatic Center/Scanlon Gym, 2701 Bradford Dr.
“The Census count is held only once every ten years and Iowa City, Johnson County, our local schools, businesses, and non-profit organizations greatly rely on an accurate count to ensure that fair allocations of federal and state resources are given to our area,” Assistant City Manager Ashley Monroe said. “If you have several hours a week, a few minutes a week, or have one afternoon a month, the City’s hope is to build a broad network of individuals and groups from all backgrounds and time commitments to help make sure all households in our community take the Census.”
If you are interested in becoming part of the Complete Count Committee and volunteering your time to ensure an accurate count of our residents, contact Ashley Monroe at 319-356-5012 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.