Doña Ana County

COUNTY FORMS CENSUS COMMITTEE, INVITES WIDE PARTICIPATION

COUNTY FORMS CENSUS COMMITTEE, INVITES WIDE PARTICIPATION

 

            Noting that the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners passed a Nov. 13 resolution creating a Complete Count Committee in advance of the 2020 U.S. Census, County Manager Fernando R. Macias is seeking participation from a variety of community leaders in Las Cruces, Sunland Park, Anthony Hatch and Mesilla to join the county’s committee.
            “While many of the municipalities will form their own committees, we feel it’s important that the county committee be inclusive and transparent, with wide participation from all of our partners who represent Doña Ana County residents in their respective jurisdictions,” Macias said.
            The county is accepting application packets from people with expertise and involvement in several community sectors, to include government, education, businesses, faith-based entities, the media, youth coalitions and community and non-profit organizations.
            Once the committee is formed, training sessions will be offered on committee basics, timelines, work planning, resource needs, work plans and step-by-step planning. A meeting schedule also will be finalized.
            Noting that the county’s population is about evenly split between residents of incorporated and unincorporated areas, Macias said wide participation is essential to assure an accurate count.
            “The importance of the Census to all Doña Ana County residents is enormous, and residents most in need of federal assistance programs live in both unincorporated and urban areas. An accurate population county for all of Doña Ana County lifts up everyone,” he said.
            Application packets should include a letter of interest and a current resume. Completed packets must be submitted to the Doña Ana County Special Projects Office in person during business hours, by mail to 845 N. Motel Blvd., Las Cruces, N.M., 88007, by email to input@donaanacounty.org or by fax to (575) 525-5948.
            The deadline to submit a packet is 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.
 
***** ***** ***** ***** ***** *****
Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.
 

Share