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The City of Minneapolis and the 2020 Census

The U.S. Census is a count of all residents in the United States taken every 10 years and is required by the U.S. Constitution. It is used to determine political representation and federal funding distribution for governments, including at the state and local levels. In 2020, it will determine how many congressional representatives Minnesota will have for the next decade. Getting an accurate and complete count of all residents is vital.

Join the Complete Count Committee for the 2020 census.

Census 2020 Kickoff Celebration April 1, 2019

The City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Complete Count Committee invite you to join leaders from nonprofit, business, civic, local government, and community organizations on April 1, 2019, for a kickoff celebration to mark the beginning of our year-long census complete count campaign, We Count.

Wants and Hopes for the 2020 Census Ideas Illustration

What

We will have food, fun and an opportunity to share our hopes for the 2020 census.

When

Monday, April 1, 2019 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Where

The Center for Changing Lives (map)
2400 Park Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55404

RSVP

RSVP at 2020censuskickoffmpls.eventbrite.com

This event will be an excellent opportunity to begin building relationships and sharing information to ensure a successful 2020 census complete count campaign.

The City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Complete Count Committee are excited about working collaboratively with community organizations, activists, business leaders, nonprofits and local government to ensure We Count every one of our residents.

What's at stake

To learn more about what’s at stake, watch this short video produced by the Ford Foundation.

Complete Count Committee

The City is taking steps to ensure that the 2020 census accurately counts Minneapolis's residents through the establishment of a community-led Complete Count Committee to guide the creation of an engagement campaign.

The Complete Count Committee provides guidance and support for the City’s outreach and engagement efforts leading up to and during the 2020 census. Our goal is to work together to make sure that all residents are counted. The Complete Count Committee is made of up of representatives or advocates from historically undercounted communities.

Committee Seats

  • Representative from the Native American community
  • Representative from the African American community
  • Representative from the Southeast Asian community
  • Representative from the East African community
  • Representative from the Latino community
  • Representative from the LGBTQ community
  • Representative from the Aging community
  • Representative from the Veteran community
  • Representative from the community who works with people experiencing homelessness
  • Representative from the Tenant community or from the community of people working with Tenants
  • Representative from the college student community
  • Representative from the community that serves households with children
  • Representative from the community that serves households living in poverty
  • Representative from the community of people with disabilities
  • Representative from Ward 1
  • Representative from Ward 2
  • Representative from Ward 3
  • Representative from Ward 4
  • Representative from Ward 5
  • Representative from Ward 6
  • Representative from Ward 7
  • Representative from Ward 8
  • Representative from Ward 9
  • Representative from Ward 10
  • Representative from Ward 11
  • Representative from Ward 12
  • Representative from Ward 13

Background

The 2020 Census Complete Count Committee was established by Council Action 2018A-00777, to provide guidance and support for the City’s outreach and engagement efforts leading up to and during the 2020 census, working together as one Minneapolis to make sure that all residents are counted. The Complete Count Committee shall be comprised of a cross-section of community members.

2010 Results

Minneapolis can be proud of the hard work of our Complete Count Committees and many community groups, churches and other agencies helping to get out the message: “It’s in Our Hands.” The increase in mail participation rates from Census 2000 was dramatic, with a final mail-in participation rate of 78%, up from 68% in 2000. On August 11, 2010, Debra Stanley of the Kansas City Regional Census Bureau presented City leaders with an award for their extraordinary success in local outreach efforts for the 2010 census. The City's mail-back participation rate was the highest of any city with populations of 300,000 or more in the country.

Join the Complete Count Committee

Community members, leaders, organizers from communities that have historically been undercounted by the census, you can apply to join the Complete Count Committee and help create the City of Minneapolis' complete count campaign.

The committee members:

Eligibility & Application

List of Vacancies

City Council will appoint representatives from these groups to serve for an eighteen month period ending June 30, 2020. The following seats are still open as of March 2019.

  • Representative from the Native American community
  • Representative from the Aging community
  • Representative from the Veteran community
  • Representative from the community who works with people experiencing homelessness
  • Representative from the Tenant community or from the community of people working with Tenants
  • Representative from the college student community
  • Representative from the community of people with disabilities
  • Representative from Ward 2
  • Representative from Ward 3
  • Representative from Ward 6
  • Representative from Ward 8
  • Representative from Ward 12

Where to Send Applications

Send completed forms to [email protected], or by fax: 612-673-3812, or:
City Clerk Appointments
350 South Fifth Street, Room 304
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1382

Selection Process

Applications are forwarded from the City Clerk to the Neighborhood and Community Relations Staff. Applications are then reviewed by the Committee of the Whole of the City Council, the Mayor’s Office and Neighborhood and Community Relations Staff for recommendation to the full City Council.

Accommodations

Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact the Office of City Clerk at 612-673-2216 or [email protected].

Questions?

Staff Contact for Committee: Christine at 612-673-3954 or [email protected].
City Clerk Contact: 612-673-2216 [email protected]

Last updated Apr 8, 2019

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