On Friday October 4, 2018, the City of Richmond launched 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 U.S. Census, the benefits of a complete count to our local economy, and to ensure all residents of the City of Richmond are included in the count.
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" launched with an official Proclamation by Mayor Levar Stoney
October 29, 2018 | City Hall - 900 E. Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219.