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Supervisor Bosworth & Council Member Russell Gear Up for Census 2020
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Council Member Viviana Russell, Town Board members and Town employees met with representatives of the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island to learn about the upcoming 2020 Census and outreach strategies to assure that everyone is counted. The Health and Welfare Council of Long Island (HWCLI) is part of the Nassau County Complete County Count Committee for the 2020 Census.
HWCLI representatives Mary Hallowell, Office Affairs and Special Projects Manager of the Health and Welfare Council; Rebecca Sanin and President and CEO of the Health and Welfare Council attended the meeting at North Hempstead Town Hall.
“It’s our responsibility as a Town and as a member of the greater Long island community to ensure every person is counted so that we all receive the proper resources and congressional representation we deserves. Long Island Counts,” Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth added.
Council Member Russell is co-chair to the Nassau County Local Government Committee, a subcommittee of the Nassau County Complete County Count Committee for the 2020 Census. As co-chair of the subcommittee, along with Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman, Council Member Russell are working to ensure that everyone participates by completing a 2020 Census questionnaire and that Nassau County is completely and accurately counted in the Census.
Council Member Russell, along with members of the subcommittee, will work together to develop an outreach strategy to gather complete counts of vital statistics for the 2020 Census. The committee holds monthly meetings.
“An effective count will require strong partnerships,” said Council Member Russell.” We will be looking to our local governments and local community partners - civic groups, churches, schools, residents, family and friends to ensure the diverse array of neighborhoods throughout Nassau County are all counted."
As part of their efforts, the Nassau County Local Government Sub-Committee is also working on focusing on Nassau County areas that are difficult to count, such as areas with residents who may have language barriers, complex households (non-traditional living arrangements) and renters. These elements can often make accurate counting difficult.
Some of the areas that have been labeled “hard to count” by the U.S. Census Bureau include Great Neck, Glen Cove, Elmont, Freeport, Hempstead, Long Beach, Lakeview, New Cassel, and Valley Stream.
For more information about the upcoming 2020 Census visit: https://www.census.gov/en.html
From left to right are North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth; Town Council member and co-chair to the Nassau County Local Government Committee, Viviana Russell; Mary Hallowell, Office Affairs and Special Projects Manager of the Health and Welfare Council; Rebecca Sanin, President and CEO of the Health and Welfare Council.