News Release - Mayor Convenes First Meeting of Local Census Complete Count Committee

City of Rochester

News Release

(Friday, June 14, 2019) – Mayor Lovely A. Warren and Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello convened the first meeting of the Rochester-Monroe Complete Count Committee for the upcoming 2020 Census this morning. The committee will focus on making sure hard-to-reach populations are counted.

“The 2020 Census will paint the picture that defines our city for the next decade, so it is imperative that it be accurate and reflective of our community,” said Mayor Warren, a member of the state-level Complete Count Commission along with Bello. “If our population is undercounted, the City of Rochester will lose valuable resources needed to help our residents. I am grateful to the members of the Rochester-Monroe Complete Count Committee for volunteering their time and resources to ensure our success in this process.”

“Census figures will directly determine our federal representation and also have an enormous impact on the allocation of government resources,” said Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello. “We must ensure that all Monroe County residents are counted in the upcoming U.S. Census. With changes to the way Census data is collected, it is crucial that we all work together and devise a plan to communicate the importance of the Census and make sure we reach all residents.”

The Rochester-Monroe Complete Count Committee is comprised of representatives from all levels of local government, the business community, area non-profits, the faith community, educational institutions and media. The New York State Complete Count Commission involves leaders from across the state.

The Committee will meet several times this year to develop an outreach plan and will focus on populations such as new Americans, the faith community, people with disabilities, senior citizens, African Americans and Latinos.


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