Omaha – The UNO Center for Public Affairs Research and the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency, in conjunction with the U.S. Census Bureau-Denver Region, are sponsoring two events that will help local communities prepare for the 2020 Census.
The events will be held July 20 at the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center on the UNO Dodge Campus. Both events are open to the public but each caters to a specific audience.
The Road to 2020—How Communities Can Prepare will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 A.M. This meeting is mainly for city managers, intergovernmental affairs staff, planners, county officials, council of government staff and anyone who will take a lead in getting a city or county ready for the 2020 Census. Participants will find out what they need to do to get ready, including such activities as the Local Update of Census Addresses and the Boundary and Annexation Survey. The presentation will provide an overview of the 2020 Census innovations, timeline, critical geographic program deadlines, and the Community Partnership and Engagement program outreach plans. Staff from the Denver Regional Office and Nebraska’s partnership specialist, Blanca Ramirez Salazar, will lead the meeting. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/road-to-2020-census-next-stop-tickets-34706592352.
A Community Dialogue will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 P.M. This meeting is mainly for community stakeholders and advocates, grassroots leaders, and those that serve minority and refugee populations. The event will focus on local strategies to get hard-to-count populations such as minorities, immigrants, and those with low incomes to participate and response in the census. There will be a one-hour presentation followed by roundtable discussions on technology; outreach and messaging; challenges and opportunities; and youth and college student engagement. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-census-community-dialogue-tickets-34706648520.
The Center for Public Affairs Research is the lead agency of the Nebraska State Data Center program. The State Data Center program was created in 1978 as a cooperative program between the U.S. Census Bureau and individual states to make data available locally to the public through a network of state agencies, universities, libraries, and regional and local governments.
Omaha is one of only two sites selected so far by the U.S. Census Bureau to host these events. These events are a follow-up to a 2020 kickoff event held in Lincoln on February 28.
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