This initiative is just the start of a campaign to collect strong and accurate Census data that is vital to support our communities. Participation in the Census will have a long-lasting, positive impact on our community by:
Influencing the allocation of grants, funding, and federal support to the City of Richmond and community organizations;
Providing data necessary to determine the need for more jobs specific to high demand industries in Richmond;
Determining the redistricting of neighborhood boundaries crucial for deciding the number of area legislative representatives, and;
Identifying local needs such as new schools, hospitals and emergency services, as well as recreational areas.
"RVACounts2020" will launch with an official Proclamation by Mayor Levar Stoney
October [DATE] 2018 | City Hall - 900 W. Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219.
This "RVACounts2020" initiative will be led by Chelsi Bennett, Senior Policy Advisor to the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Richmond, who will also serve as Chair for the City’s Complete Count Committee. For more information on RVACounts2020 activities, please visit www.RVACounts2020.com.
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA -
On Friday October 4, 2018, the City of Richmond will launch its Census 2020 Community Partnership and Engagement Initiative. The "RVACounts2020" initiative is to ensure that no person in the City of Richmond goes uncounted during the 2020 United States Census. Mayor Levar Stoney's office plans to work in a collaborative effort with local, community and business leaders to raise awareness on the importance of the US Census, the benefits of a robust count to our local economy, and to ensure all residents of the City of Richmond are included in the count.