Census Day is April 1, 2020. 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 Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution.
It counts our population and households, providing the basis for reapportioning congressional seats (a process called apportionment that determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representative), redistricting, and distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to support states, counties and local communities’ vital programs - impacting housing, education, transportation, employment, health care, and public policy. Funding is distributed to states and communities each year.
The City will be forming a Complete Count Committee to help get the word out about the 2020 Census. The City of Sugar Land is seeking 15-20 residents who are leaders representing a diverse cross-section of Sugar Land to participate in the Census Complete Count Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to inform Sugar Land residents about the importance and benefits of completing and submitting the 2020 Census questionnaire and to encourage every household to participate. The Committee will work to:
The Committee’s work is anticipated to begin in August 2019 and extend through June 2020. Committee Members will be expected to volunteer approximately 25 hours of their time over the ten-month span for committee meetings. Additional time will also be expected for outside events and community outreach.
Applications are available. Apply here: https://volunteer.sugarlandtx.gov
Interviews and selection of members are anticipated to occur in July.