Friday, January 31, 2020

2020 Census Presentation at Carrington Senior Citizens Center

Brad Solberg, Foster County Auditor, and Jennifer Gast, Carrington City Auditor, spoke at the Carrington Senior Citizens Center today about the coming 2020 Census. 

They presented details about the census form and emphasized how important it is to fill out the form and turn it in. 

Do you realize how important it is to get a complete census count for Carrington and Foster County?  Of course, you realize that the census count determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress, and it is used to draw district boundaries. 

What is not so well known is how the census count affects us locally.   For instance, our community relies on accurate census data to plan such things as new roads, schools, emergency services and more.  

What's more, our census count determines the amount of money/grants that are given to us from the state/federal government.  In other words, the more population we have, the more money will be allocated to us for important local services.

Without an accurate count of the residents of Carrington and Foster County, the city and county could lose out on substantial state and federal funding. #2020census

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