Edit: Corrected Meeting Date
With the upcoming spring launch of the 2020 Census, Chair Amy Scott Galey of the Alamance County Board of Commissioners has convened a 2020 Census Executive Committee. This committee made up of community leaders will help lead the charge in ensuring that all Alamance County residents are counted in order to maximize both federal representation and federal dollars. The first meeting will take place at Impact Alamance (133 E. Davis St., Burlington) on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at 9am. Special guest Cara Townsend, regional coordinator for the North Carolina 2020 Census, will present how census information is used and its benefits to the
“Billions of dollars in federal funding as well as congressional seats are tied to census numbers, and it is vital that North Carolina is accurately represented.” said Chair Galey. “Community participation is crucial in the effort to count each resident living in the county. Our goal is to proactively develop solutions to increase our 2010 census participation rate of 78% as each person counted brings in $1,623 dollars of federal funding per year for ten years.”
Members of the County’s 2020 Census Executive Committee are:
- Ian Baltutis, Mayor for City of Burlington
- Dr. Bruce Benson, Superintendent of Alamance-Burlington School System
- Buddy Boggs, Mayor for Town of Haw River
- Dr. Connie Book, President of Elon University
- Phil Bowers, Executive Director of Sustainable Alamance
- Tony Foriest, Former State Senator and Community Leader
- Amy Scott Galey, Chair of the Alamance County Board of Commissioners
- Allen Gant, Jr., Chair of Glen Raven Inc.
- Dr. Algie Gatewood, President of Alamance Community College
- Tracey Grayzer, President of Impact Alamance
- Ed Hooks, Mayor Pro-Tem for City of Mebane
- F.D. Hornaday, President of Knit-Wear Fabrics, Inc.
- Jane Iseley, Iseley Farms
- Martha Krall, Alamance Alliance for Families and Children in North Carolina
- Heidi Norwick, President of United Way
- Carrie Theall, Executive Director of Alamance Partnership for Children
- Michael Trollinger, Council Member for the Town of Green Level
- Mac Williams, President of Alamance Chamber
For further information, please contact Marlena Isley, Alamance County GIS Director, at Marlena.Isley@alamance-nc.com.