Getting an accurate census count is important for cities. Billions of dollars of federal funding are distributed to Minnesota communities based on census figures. Congressional representation is also based on official census counts. Minnesota is one state that may potentially lose a seat in Congress.
Cities play a critical role in helping to get an accurate count by forming and participating in Complete Count Committees. Information on training opportunities and other resources to prepare cities for the 2020 Census are below.
Free Workshops: 2020 Census—Organizing for a Complete Count
In early 2019, the League is partnering with state and local government organizations to bring you census training workshops covering basic to advanced planning. The workshops will be offered in nine locations throughout the state.
—Learn more and register for the workshop near you
Free LMC Webinar: What You Need to Know for the 2020 Census—Organizing for a Complete Count
During this webinar, presented live on Nov. 19, 2018, hear from Minnesota State Demographer Susan Brower about cities' role with the upcoming census. Learn what a Complete Count Committee is and the best strategies for organizing one in your community. Walk away with concrete best practices, tools, and action ideas to mobilize every resident in your jurisdiction to be counted.
—Access the recorded webinar
State Training Sessions
The Minnesota Demographic Center invites city officials to participate in a series of monthly conference calls dedicated to answering questions about forming and managing a Complete Count Committee (CCC). This is a chance for participants to ask questions, learn from each other, and let state census staff know what cities need to succeed. Andrew Virden, director of census operations and engagement for the Minnesota State Demographic Center, will be on hand during these calls to provide guidance, share what other local CCCs are doing, and update participants with the latest 2020 Census news from the Census Bureau and the state of Minnesota.
Date: Third Thursday of every month
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Dial-in number: (888) 742-5095
Conference code: 5972753363
RSVP: If you plan to call in, please contact Andrew Virden at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 201-2507
The U.S. Census Bureau and the Minnesota State Demographic Center have a variety of online resources to help your city prepare for the 2020 Census.