Checking In on a Census ‘Homework Assignment’ for Cities and Counties

Route Fifty: Attention local government officials: Have you and your colleagues started thinking about the 2020 Census? Hint: Yes, you should be.

As Route Fifty reported in September from the International City / County Management Association’s annual conference in Baltimore, during one packed session, a regional manager for the U.S. Census Bureau had a “homework assignment” for cities and counties: forming local Complete Count Committees to help facilitate cross-sector outreach in communities to promote the importance of responding to the decennial census and limit undercounting.

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