Fulton County to Host We Count Summit

Fulton County to Host We Count Summit

February 24, 2020

Fulton County wants everyone to count in the 2020 Census. Ethnic and racial minorities, children and college students are some of the most frequently under counted populations in previous US Census efforts and many live in low civic engagement areas called "hard-to-count" communities.  

To ensure an accurate count, Fulton County Commissioner Joe Carn, District 6, the Board of Commissioners, and the Fulton County Complete Count Committee will convene the “We Count Summit” on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Summit hosted by College Park Mayor Bianca Motley Broom will be held at the Georgia International Convention Center located at 2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta, GA 30337.  Registration is required for the free event that will also include a complimentary lunch and free parking.

To register for this event, please click here

The Census Count affects the nation’s ability to ensure equal representation in the U.S. Congress and equal access to critical governmental funding for all Americans.  The outcome of the Count will determine what portion of $1.5 trillion in federal funds local communities receive.

The community is encouraged to attend to discuss strategies for “Reaching Hard-to-Count Communities.” The Summit is one of a number of local events scheduled to reach all of the County’s diverse communities ahead of the April 1, 2020 Census. The outcome of the Count will determine whether local communities gain access to $1.5 trillion in federal funds.

Invitations to respond to the 2020 Census will be delivered between March 12-20. Once the invitation is received, citizens can respond online, by phone, or by mail. To find out how to respond on line, individuals or organizations can visit https://www.2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond.html

For additional information, citizens can also visit www.fultoncountyga.gov/Census2020 or call 404-612-2201.

Fulton County is Georgia’s largest local government, home to 1 million residents in 15 cities. To ensure that the local communities receive adequate congressional representation and federal dollars, an accurate count is vital.