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What You Need to Know for the 2020 Census:
Organizing for a Complete Count

Now is the time to begin preparing for the 2020 Census! The Census determines how Congressional and state legislative districts are drawn. It guides the distribution of federal and state money to local communities. And, of course, it gives us the data that we all rely on to make important policy decisions.
This workshop will give you everything you need to promote the Census in your community. In this joint session with Minnesota cities and counties, learn the best strategies for reaching hard-to-count residents. Walk away with best practices, data tools, and a concrete plan for promoting a complete and accurate 2020 Census. There will also be opportunities to share ideas and coordinate your efforts with neighboring communities.

Susan Brower, Minnesota State Demographer

susan-brower-high-res_tcm36-219912 - CopySusan Brower is the Minnesota State Demographer and directs the MN State Demographic Center. Susan became the State Demographer in February 2012. She regularly talks with Minnesotans about the new social and economic realities connected to the state's economy and workforce, education, health, immigration and rural population changes.
Susan earned her Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Michigan, specializing in demography and family sociology. She also holds a master's degree in public policy from Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

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2019 Dates & Locations:

St. Paul, Wednesday, January 16
Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT)
100 Empire Drive, Suite 100

Staples, Thursday, January 17
Sourcewell (formerly NJPA)
202 12th Street NE


Marshall, Wednesday, February 6
Southwest/West Central Service Cooperative
1420 East College Drive


Sartell, Thursday, February 7
Resource Training & Solutions
137 23rd Street South


Mountain Iron, Wednesday, February 20
Northeast Service Cooperative
5525 Emerald Avenue


Thief River Falls, Wednesday, February 27
Northwest Service Cooperative
114 W 1st Street


Fergus Falls, Thursday, February 28
Lakes Country Service Cooperative
1001 E. Mount Faith


Mankato, Wednesday, March 6
South Central Services Cooperative
2075 Lookout Drive


Rochester, Thursday, March 7
Southeast Service Cooperative and Wood Lake Meeting Center
210 Wood Lake Drive SE

Registration Details:
Free of charge, but registration is required.
Check-in window begins at 9:30 a.m.
Session time: 10:00 – 4:00 p.m.