What is the 2020 Decennial Census and why is it important?
Once a decade, America comes together to count every resident in the United States, creating national awareness of the importance of the census and its valuable statistics. The decennial census was first taken in 1790, as mandated by the Constitution. It counts our population and households, providing the basis for reapportioning congressional seats, redistricting, and distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to support states, counties and communities’ vital programs — impacting housing, education, transportation, employment, health care and public policy.
What is a local Complete Count Committee?
Complete Count Committees (CCC) are volunteer committees established by tribal, state, and local governments and community leaders or organizations to increase awareness and motivate residents to respond to the 2020 Census.
Who serves on Gloucester’s Complete Count Committee?
The CCC is a sub-committee of the Gloucester Resource Council and is composed of the following individuals:
Valerie Lewis, Gloucester Resource Council/Community Engagement Department
Jackie Morande/Shawna Gilmer, Department of Social Services
Lisa Laurier, Three Rivers Health District
Hunter LeClair, Bay Aging
Gloria Williams, Gloucester Chamber of Commerce
Marsha Germek, Samaritan Group, Inc.
Rose Jarvis, Rose Jarvis Ministries
Join us as a partner
By joining as a partner, you and/or your organization will receive information, updates, materials and resources to share with your networks. Every effort to support a complete count in Gloucester County is encouraged and needed! Send your name, organization/affiliation, email or phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Department of Community Engagement at 804-693-5730.
Elizabeth Ripley, Communications Coordinator Gloucester Department of Community Engagement email@example.com 804-693-5730