Preparing Your Municipality for the 2020 Census
Recorded On: 04/09/2019
Local governments will play a critical role in the rapidly approaching 2020 Census, which will determine numbers of congressional representatives, shape legislative districts, and drive the distribution of billions of dollars in federal funds. However, ongoing litigation surrounding changes to the questionnaire has contributed to uncertainty about the process.
In this webinar, you'll join Erika Becker-Medina from the Census Bureau itself as she gives you the information you need to clear up any confusion and prepare your municipality for 2020. You will discuss:
- Census operations and timeline
- What local governments can expect to see over the next year
- How to increase the accuracy of the count in your jurisdiction
- The various programs offered by the Census Bureau that can aid your community’s data collection
Chief, Decennial Communications Coordination Office, U.S. Census Bureau
Erika Becker-Medina is chief of the Decennial Communications Coordination Office at the U.S. Census Bureau, where she oversees multiple communication efforts for the Associate Director for Decennial Census Programs.
Erika began her career at the Census Bureau in 2003, where she was a survey statistician analyzing retail and restaurant data for the monthly retail indicators. She then moved on to oversee the outreach efforts of the Economic Census, the Census of Governments, and a host of annual and quarterly intercensal data products about the U.S. economy. She also managed multiple surveys covering state and local government data, specializing primarily in public pensions.
Erika received her bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Maryland. She also received a master's certificate in project management from George Washington University.