An accurate count of citizens is critical to securing these resources. Together with County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury, Nick co-chairs the "Complete Count Committee." The Committee is working with local nonprofits, including Human Solutions and the Urban League of Portland, to connect with hard to count populations and secure as complete a count as possible.
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette will administer the project's budget, which so far includes $25,000 from the City and a matching $25,000 from the County. Nick and Commissioner Kafoury hope to secure another $100,000 from the community.
Speaking with Andy Giegerich of the Portland Business Journal late last week, Nick said "we're telling them that, because billions are at stake, we can leverage that money beyond their wildest dreams."