Census Committee

Serve on the Census Committee in Douglas County
Posted on 07/16/2019
Census

Douglas County is actively recruiting volunteers to serve on a Complete Count Committee (CCC) for the 2020 Census. The CCC will be responsible for educating and encouraging residents to respond to the 2020 census. 

Every 10 years, the federal government conducts a population count of everyone in the United States. Data from the census provide the basis for distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to communities across the country to support vital programs—impacting housing, education, transportation, employment, health care, and public policy. They also are used to redraw the boundaries of congressional and state legislative districts and accurately determine the number of congressional seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Responding to the census also affects the amount of funding a community receives, how your community plans for the future, and your representation in government. Specifically, data from the 2020 Census are used to:

 

•           Ensure public services and funding for schools, hospitals, and fire departments.

•           Plan new homes and businesses and improve neighborhoods.

•           Determine how many seats your state is allocated in the House of Representatives.

If you are interested in serving on the CCC please contact the Douglas County Manager’s Office at 775-782-9821 by 5:00 pm August 23, 2019.

For more information on how the Census benefits our community visit:

https://www.census.gov/partners/2020.html