On Saturday, August 22, 2020, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., local leaders will conduct a Census Caravan to raise awareness about the impact the 2020 Census will have on schools, roads and healthcare in all Montgomery County communities.
Montgomery County Commissioners Judy Dodge and Debbie Lieberman will join Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, Dayton-Montgomery County Complete Count Committee Chair Nikol Miller, and The Rylee Show’s Rylee Davis in the caravan. The Census Caravan will leave the Montgomery County Job Center at 1111 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. in Dayton at 10:30 a.m.
The caravan route will pass by several Dayton landmarks, including multiple branches of the Dayton Metro Library (DML). It will start at The Job Center, pass the Dayton Walk of Fame, then proceed to the Madden Hills Branch of DML, the Westwood Branch of DML, the Northwest Recreational Center, the Northwest Branch of DML, Montgomery County Children Services, ending back at The Job Center.
“This is a once-a-decade opportunity to make our communities better,” said Montgomery County Commission President Judy Dodge. “We need to make sure everyone gets counted. It affects our representation in Congress and federal funding for crucial public services. We have just over a month to get as many people counted as possible.”
Other leaders, community members, and U.S. Census staff will ride in vehicles touring the census tracts that have a lower than anticipated self-response rate to the 2020 Census, encouraging residents who haven’t filled it out yet to do so. Census staffers will also be available to assist families with completing their questionnaire.
People are encouraged to complete their responses online at www.my2020census.gov or call (844) 330-2020.