Thursday, March 11, 2010

Putnam County Forms Census Committee

The Putnam County Census Committee is now partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to raise awareness of the 2010 Census and to help achieve a complete and accurate count of the population throughout Putnam County. Randy Porter, the chairman of the committee says, "It is important that EVERY person living in this community be counted, regardless of their status or citizenship." He says "The information collected translates directly into dollars for our community. The committee has been charged with delivering information to the general public and many of the hard-to-count and undercounted groups, such as immigrants, migrant workers and ethnic populations. In addition, the committee will help to educate the public about the safety of census data. By law, the Census Bureau cannot share respondents’ answers with anyone, including other federal agencies and law enforcement entities.