Norcross plans to form a nine-member Complete Count Committee to help achieve a “complete count” of Norcross residents in the United States 2020 Census.
According to the city’s press release, “The census is conducted nationwide every 10 years, the results helping to determine local governments’ eligibility for federal and state grants. Historically, low-income neighborhoods and those with large non-English speaking populations have tended to be under-counted, resulting in those areas receiving less aid for housing, transportation and other public spending than they would have been entitled to otherwise.”
Norcross Mayor Craig Newton is in talks with Tina Khuyen, MPH, the Field Division Director for the 2020 census, regarding the formulation of a CCC to ensure every resident is counted. A resolution to create the CCC is in the works.
The nine-member committee will consist of community members selected by the Mayor and Council who will work to raise awareness of the 2020 U.S. Census and work with local leaders to make sure the survey is carried out accurately.
Additional information will be coming soon on public information meetings.
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