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Tempe’s Complete Count Committee appointed for 2020 U.S. Census

The City of Tempe is gearing up to count all residents in the 2020 U.S. Census and now has selected the team of community members who will help guide the effort.

The City Council has approved the appointments for volunteer positions on the city’s 2020 U.S. Census Complete Count Committee. Many people who live and work in Tempe applied and were selected for their perspectives and expertise in reaching various audiences.

Mayor Mark Mitchell expressed gratitude for all the applicants and for the upcoming services of the Tempe Complete Count Committee.

“There is so much riding on getting an accurate count of Tempe residents,” he said. “Our numbers will directly impact the amount of federal funds we can receive for the needs of our community. Funding for housing assistance, transportation projects and so much more depends on Census results.”

Tempe joins other cities and towns in Arizona and around the country that have formed Complete Count Committees to help get the most accurate counts of their residents. Each group contains a wide spectrum of people who will work until approximately mid-2020 to create public awareness of the Census and encourage response to it. Census Day is April 1, 2020.

The Census Bureau recommends that cities form Complete Count Committees to organize both the strategy and execution of their outreach and promotional efforts. Among other activities, committees should examine their 2010 Census data to strategize about outreach in geographic areas of low response as well as among populations with lower response rates.

Tempe’s Complete Count Committee operates under the direction of volunteer co-chairs Elizabeth Cling and Candyce C. Lindsay. The group has been meeting at regular intervals since December 2018. The appointments expire on Dec. 31, 2020.

Tempe Complete Count Committee:

  • Nancy Baker
  • Gary J. Brennan
  • Selianna R. Chang (née Robles)
  • Jennifer Chau
  • Elizabeth Cling, co-chair
  • Casey E. Clowes
  • Anthony W. Contente-Cuomo
  • Robert Cox
  • Glenn Davis
  • Cindy Denton
  • Jana Lynn Granillo        
  • Linda J. Knutson, M.Ed.
  • Shereen Lerner, Ph.D.
  • John Michael Linda
  • Candyce C. Lindsay, co-chair
  • Gerardo Lopez
  • Robert J. Miller, Ph.D.
  • Paul Mittman, Ed.D.
  • Joaquin Rios
  • Nancy Siefer
  • Roy M. Tatem, Jr.
  • Rosemary Walsh

Maricopa Association of Governments

Local communities learned more about the Census and its importance to our state, cities and towns from training by the Census Bureau staff. In the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) region, local governments will form Complete Count Committees to promote and encourage response to the 2020 Census. The local Complete Count Committee comprises a broad spectrum of government and community leaders who act as trusted voices to develop and implement awareness of 2020 Census.