Arlington mayor: Local governments need to get involved early in 2020 Census planning and outreach
In an op-ed in The Marysville Globe this week, Arlington Mayor Barb Tolbert outlines why her city is engaging early on outreach and data preparation for the 2020 Census:
The 2020 Census is only two years away and the city of Arlington, along with the State’s Office of Financial Management, has started outreach to ensure that all of our citizens are counted. The city is planning proactively by preparing local data to assist census counters while providing education and outreach. Most residents know that the census is simply a count of the United States. Did you know that the outcomes from that count impact our day to day lives in three meaningful ways? Those are: our democracy, federal funds and the make-up of our society.