On January 30, 2020, the Dayton Area Census Office hosted a community open house in their North Main Street offices in Dayton. The purpose of the event was to thank all volunteers and partners for their contributions, to promote employment opportunities on 2020Census.gov, and to inform everyone that there are 62 days until Census Day – April 1, 2020.
Speakers for the morning event included Montgomery County Commission President Judy Dodge, Dayton City Commissioner Jeffrey Mims, Montgomery County Complete Count Committee Chairperson Nikole M. Miller, and Brian O. Martin, MVRPC Executive Director. On behalf of the Census, Ms. Angelique Barrett, Area Census Office Manager and Ms. Erica Sieben, Assistant Regional Census Manager, Philadelphia Region offered thanks and appreciation to all attendees and partners with the preparations for census day.
The attending area complete count committees were recognized by Census Partnership Coordinator Ms. Rose Simmons. Ms. Simmons also unveiled the Census count down sign – 62 days until Census Day.
Brother Tom Maultsby, CEO at United Way, in addition to Brothers Martin and Mims, is also heavily involved in Census 2020. Census is very important to our communities because the population count determines the area’s amount of funding for human services, transportation, economic development, justice, community parks, and many other projects and programs in our communities. So, on April 1, Census Day, please participate in our first ever online Census. There are also jobs available on 2020census.gov. Some 6,000 jobs are available across Ohio alone.