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POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Nick Fish
Complete Count Committee at City Club - February 23, 2010

  

Join Commissioner Fish Friday, February 26, at City Club's Friday Forum presentation of "Census 2010: Who Counts?"

 

The 2010 Census will determine Oregon's share of more than $400 billion in federal funds. That funding supports our schools, transportation infrastructure, hospitals, social service programs, and more. And for every 100 people the count misses, our community loses more than $1 million.

 

Together with Multnomah County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury, Commissioner Fish co-chairs the Complete Count Committee, working to ensure the most accurate count possible by working with local non-profits to reach out to historically undercounted communities.

 

Speakers on Friday include Commissioner Kafoury, Deputy Regional Director of the U.S. Census Bureau Michael Burns, and CEO of the United Way of Columbia-Willamette Marc Levy.