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2020 Census and Complete Count Committees

The Minnesota State Demographic Center invites you to participate in a statewide livestream on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, to prepare for the 2020 Census. This special broadcast will feature resources and strategies to support the success of Complete Count Committees across Minnesota counties, cities, school boards, and townships. 


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Susan Brower, Minnesota State Demographer.   Susan became the State Demographer in February 2012 and directs the MN State Demographic Center.  In that capacity, she travels the state talking with Minnesotans about the new social and economic realities that are brought about by recent demographic shifts. Susan's work applies an understanding of demographic trends to changes in a range of areas including the state's economy and workforce, education, health, immigration and rural population changes.  Susan joined the State Demographic Center after working as a researcher on the Minnesota Compass project at Wilder Research in St. Paul. Prior to that, she worked at the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan. She 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.

Rachel-Dame-340 - CopyRachel Dame, 2020 Census Project Manager.  Rachel has previous project management experience from her time with the U.S. Olympic Committee, Special Olympic World Games, and Ironman Oceania. For the past two years, Rachel has worked as a researcher with the State and Local Policy Program at the University of Minnesota. In this role, Rachel focused on transportation policy related to single occupancy vehicles and transportation network companies. Rachel’s passion for the Census developed in graduate school when she worked extensively to connect census data with policy decisions in Minnesota. Rachel recently earned her Master of Public Policy Degree from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations from North Carolina State University.

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Statewide Webcast

This livestream event is highly recommended for Complete Count Committee members as well as local leaders supporting the 2020 Census. It is jointly offered on behalf of the Minnesota State Demographic Center, the Minnesota Service Cooperatives, the Association of Minnesota Counties, the League of Minnesota Cities, the Minnesota School Boards Association, and the Minnesota Association of Townships.

Register for this  interactive opportunity to connect with the Minnesota State Demographic Center and statewide colleague to ensure an accurate count for Minnesota on Census Day on April 1, 2020.