City Seeks Census 2020 Complete Count Committee Applicants

Complete Count Committee – Census 2020 will begin on April 1, 2020.  In preparation for the big day the City Council has established a Census 2020 Complete Count Committee and is seeking applicants.   The Complete Count Committee will be tasked with developing and implementing community outreach projects to increase general knowledge about what the census is, how it is undertaken, and why the census is important not only to Minnesota as a whole, but to Saint Peter.  Every uncounted person means $15,320 in federal funding is lost.  If just 50 people are missed, Saint Peter loses upwards of $750,000 in the next decade. That’s a lot of money.

The Committee will be especially focused on outreach to historically undercounted groups like immigrants and the elderly, both of which make up significant portions of Saint Peter’s population.

Residents interested in being considered for appointment to the Committee are asked to submit a brief letter of interest to the City Administrators Office (227 South Front Street) or by email to  Applicants should Include their name, phone number, email and a brief paragraph or two about their background and their connection to the historically undercounted segments of Saint Peter’s population. 

Committee members will meet on a monthly basis beginning on the second Wednesday of each month (December 11th is the first meeting) through March, 2020.  Meetings will take place at 6:30 p.m. and prospective members will be asked to make a commitment to attending each meeting.

For more information on this committee, please contact the City Administrator’s Office at (507)934-0663.