Census solutions workshops offered this month

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Contra Costa County’s Census 2020 Complete Count Steering Committee is offering workshops to help residents become aware of the 2020 Census and to encourage them to respond.

“In order to get a complete count, it will require strong collaboration between the County, cities, and community partners,” said an announcement released by Susan Shiu director of the Office of Communications and Media.

“The future of your community starts here. The census provides a once a decade count of every person in the United States,” she said in the announcement. “This count determines representation in Congress and funding for our communities, including roads, affordable housing, schools, and parks.”

The Census Solutions Workshops are focused on potential organizations, businesses, and agencies serving hard-to-count populations in Contra Costa County.

No workshop is scheduled in Martinez, but the Central County Census Solutions Workshop will be 2:30 p.m. at Willow Pass Recreation Center, 2749 Olivera Road, Concord.

Others are at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 9, in the Richmond City Council Chambers, 440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond; 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, in the Brentwood Veterans Hall, 757 First St., Brentwood; and at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Danville Community Center, 420 Front St., Danville.

Translations are available and light refreshments are served. Reservations may be made online at www.eventbrite.com/o/census-2020-contra-costa-county-20232479859.

Those who want to become a Census 2020 partner may visit www.contracosta.ca.gov/census2020.

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