Mayor Stoney announces “RVA Counts 2020” initiative to ensure complete citizen representation

Mayor Stoney announces “RVA Counts 2020” initiative to ensure complete citizen representation

“For each person uncounted, the city and organizations miss out on $2,000 worth of funding each year until the next census,” said Mayor Stoney. “That’s $20,000 for each uncounted person over a ten-year span. Our team will use its networks and expertise to make sure we reach every square foot of Richmond.”

Earlier this week, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney launched a new initiative called Richmond’s Census 2020 Complete Count Committee. It was established to ensure that no citizen in the City of Richmond goes uncounted, the mayor’s office says.

“For each person uncounted, the city and organizations miss out on $2,000 worth of funding each year until the next census,” said Mayor Stoney. “That’s $20,000 for each uncounted person over a ten-year span. Our team will use its networks and expertise to make sure we reach every square foot of Richmond.”

The Mayor also stressed the values of being counted and encouraged every Richmonder to participate. The Complete Count Committee will keep residents informed and ensure the most robust representation of our city in the 2020 Census.

Members of the Complete Count Committee can be found here.

For more information, you can contact Chelsi Bennett, J.D., Chair, Complete Count Committee at Chelsi[email protected] or 804.646.7978. Check out the project website here.

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