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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: December 10, 2019 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 7-a <br /> SUBJECT: Orange County Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census <br /> DEPARTMENT: Community Relations <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> PowerPoint Presentation Todd McGee, Community Relations <br /> Map of Be Counted Site Locations Director, 919-245-2302 <br /> PURPOSE: To receive a report on the 2020 Census and the Orange County Complete Count <br /> Committee. <br /> BACKGROUND: At its May 21, 2019 meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved the <br /> creation of an Orange County Complete Count Committee (CCC) to develop and implement a <br /> 2020 Census awareness campaign to encourage residents to respond. Board Vice Chair <br /> Renee Price was appointed to lead the Committee, with Community Relations Director Todd <br /> McGee as staff liaison. <br /> The Committee is a group of community volunteers, local government elected officials and staff <br /> dedicated to increasing awareness and motivating residents to respond to the 2020 Census. <br /> The Committee held its first meeting in July and has been meeting regularly since. The <br /> committee is comprised of 56 members representing 28 community organizations and local <br /> governments. With increased awareness of the Census, more members are added to the CCC. <br /> The CCC will work with community partners to focus on hard-to-count communities, including <br /> people of color, non-English speaking communities, low-income families, people who live in <br /> non-traditional housing and the refugee populations within the County. An accurate count of <br /> these populations will ensure that all available federal resources will be provided to support <br /> these communities. <br /> Committee members represent a broad spectrum of government and community leaders from <br /> business, non-profits, faith-based groups, and other community organizations. The Committee <br /> has created a page on the Orange County website ( to <br /> house information and materials, including inks to resources for the public to use to help <br /> promote awareness. <br /> The Committee has created several subcommittees to focus on specific areas: <br /> • Be Counted Sites: libraries, community centers, senior centers <br /> • Publicity and Marketing: Public Information Officers for the County and Towns <br />