The CCC will have a city staff member appointed as chairperson by the mayor.
Also, the CCC will recruit community leaders from all arenas of life to serve on the committee to come up with ideas for how to increase awareness of the upcoming Census 2020 and to encourage residents to self-respond in March and April when the Census begins.
The CCC will create outreach strategies and help create and coordinate educational initiatives in the community around the importance, safety and ease of participation in Census 2020.
The Census 2020 is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every 10 years since 1790, with the next Census scheduled for April 2020.
It is the practice of local governments and the recommendations of the U.S. Census Bureau and the State of Georgia to establish local CCCs to educate residents about Census 2020 and encourage participation in the upcoming census.
Smyrna also is participating in the Cobb County CCC as a part of the county’s planning for Census 2020.