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We CountAn accurate census count is critical for Minnesota counties. Billions of federal funding dollars and future congressional representation will be based on census figures.

The Minnesota State Demographic Center’s Commit to be Counted page is now live! Please subscribe for up-to-minute announcements, events, and resources to support an accurate 2020 Census for Minnesota counties.

As you know, county leaders play a critical role in forming and participating in Complete Count Committees. Below, you will a list of resources to support counties as the 2020 Census approaches.

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
Free, Recorded Webinar: What You Need to Know for the 2020 Census—Organizing for a Complete Count

In addition to the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) and the League of Minnesota Cities (LMC) 2017-18 regional sessions, the League of Minnesota Cities hosted a webinar with Minnesota State Demographer Susan Brower about the 2020 census. You are welcome to view this recorded webinar anytime.

Learn what a Complete Count Committee is and the best strategies for organizing one in your community. Walk away with concrete best practices, tools, and action ideas to mobilize every resident in your jurisdiction to be counted. —Access the recorded webinar

State Training Sessions
This fall, the MN State Demographic Center will be stopping at regional locations around the state with training, information, and grant money to support Complete Count Committees.

  • Lakes Country Service Cooperative:     
    Tuesday, October 22 
    from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    Counties: Clay, Wilkin, Traverse, Becker, Otter Tail, Grant,  Stevens, Douglas, Pope
  • Northeast Service Cooperative:     
    Tuesday, October 29
    from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    Counties: Koochiching, Itasca, Aitkin, Carlton, Saint Louis, Lake, Cook  
  • Southwest and West Central Service  Cooperative:
    Wednesday, October 30
    8:00 – 10:00  a.m.

    Counties: Big Stone, Lac qui Parle, Yellow Medicine, Lincoln, Pipestone, Rock, Nobles, Jackson, Murray, Cottonwood, Lyon, Redwood, Renville, McLeod, Meeker, Kandiyohi, Chippewa, Swift
  • Sourcewell Service Cooperative:     
    Wednesday, November 6 
    from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    Counties: Morrison, Todd, Wadena, Crow Wing, Cass
  • South Central Service Cooperative:
    Tuesday, November 12
    from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    Counties: Martin, Fairbault, Watonwan, Blue Earth, Waseca, Brown, Nicollet, Le Sueur, Sibley
  • Southeast Service Cooperative:
    Wednesday, November 13  
    from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    Counties: Rice, Steele, Freeborn, Mower, Fillmore, Houston, Dodge,  Olmsted, Winona, Goodhue, Wabasha
  • Northwest Service Cooperative:     
    Monday, November 25  and Tuesday, November 26
    on both days trainings will take place from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    Counties: Norman, Mahnomen, Clearwater, Hubbard, Beltrami, Lake of the Woods, Red Lake, Marshall, Pennington, Kittson, Roseau

Statewide Webcast
The Minnesota State Demographic Center invites you to participate in a statewide livestream on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, to prepare for the 2020 Census.

Please save-the-date! This special, jointly-sponsored broadcast will feature resources and strategies to support Complete Count Committees across Minnesota cities, counties, and townships.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Questions or Need Help? Reach out to the Minnesota State Demographic Office team today.