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funding that will be provided to Georgia, this
data will also be used to determine congressional reapportionment, all government levels
of redistricting, LOST renegotiations between
counties and cities, and base salaries for
county officials.
Creating a Local Complete
Count Committee
The purpose of creating a LCCC is to
increase awareness about the upcoming
census and to motivate residents within
the county to participate. These committees should be made up of a wide variety of
stakeholders including county and municipal
leaders, K-12 schools and colleges, regional
commissions, extension services, media,
faith based organizations, community organizations, nonprofits, ethnic/cultural organizations, chambers of commerce, and any
other groups in your county that can help
maximize participation. Creating a LCCC in
your county will strengthen the planning and
execution of outreach efforts, especially in
hard-to-count areas. The Census Bureau can
assist your county in the creation of the LCCC
through the tools on their website and through
on-site training.
In creating the LCCC for your county,
be as inclusive as possible. Many of the
hard-to-count groups in your county may have
national, state, or local organizations that represent or work with them. As such, you need
to seek out these organizations to participate
in your LCCC to ensure their members will be
well informed about the census from a trusted
source. Further, these organizations can help
to identify areas within the community that
may need additional resources in order to take
the census. In that these needs will vary from
county-to-county, involving organizations that
work with hard-to-count groups in your LCCC
will help your county in planning to address
these issues.
Outreach Efforts
Outreach is a significant part of census
awareness. Knowing how to best engage and
inform different segments of the population
about the census is very important. To do
this effectively, each county through their
LCCC will need to determine where and how
messaging needs to be coordinated. Limiting
information about the census to a website
or posting flyers at the county courthouse
will not reach everyone. Not only does your

county need to make sure the most
popular spots for gathering are
covered, but that the places
most likely to reach
hard-to-count comWhile not an exhaustive list, the Census
munities are also
Bureau has noted the following groups as
included, which
being hard-to-count:
should include
both audio/visual
* Young children
* People who distrust
and print medi* Highly mobile persons
government
ums. Members
* Racial and ethnic
* LGBTQ persons
of the LCCC who
minorities
* People with mental or
work with or
* Non-English speakers
physical disabilities
represent these
* Low-income persons
* People who do not live
groups should be
*
Homeless
persons
in traditional housing
helpful in providing
*
Undocumented
suggested locations
immigrants
for this purpose.
However, it 's not
just where the message
is provided but how it is provided. Are the materials available
in different languages? Are visually
impaired or hearing impaired members of the
community able to access it? Is the informa1 Maryann Chapin, 2020 Census: Count Everyone
tion provided easily understood by someone
Once, Only Once, and in the Right Place, published
with a limited education? Additional effort
October 19, 2018. https://www2.census.gov/cac/
nac/meetings/2018-11/chapin-hard-to-count.pdf?
also needs to go into how best to market
2 Investigating the 2010 Undercount of Young
the census to different groups. Such as
Children-Further Analysis of Census Coverage
what type of resources and services are
3 U.S. Census Bureau, https://www.
funded based on census numbers, what the
CensusHardtoCountMaps2020.us
government does with the information pro4 Ibid.
5 U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 American Communities
vided, or how the use of census data may
Survey Data; Georgia Census 2020.
impact them.
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President’s Message
Director's Desk
Ethics on the Edge
Avoid Property Tax Increases by Managing Revenues
EPD’s STAR Program Keeps Georgia Counties and Rights-of-Ways Clean
2019 ACCG Annual Conference Preview
College Underserved Community Partnership Program
Hurricane Michael: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Working with Hard-to-Count Communities
Reduce the Friction with a County-Wide Community Development System
News & Notes
Index of Advertisers
Georgia County Government - Spring 2019 - Intro
Georgia County Government - Spring 2019 - cover1
Georgia County Government - Spring 2019 - cover2
Georgia County Government - Spring 2019 - 3
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Georgia County Government - Spring 2019 - 5
Georgia County Government - Spring 2019 - 6
Georgia County Government - Spring 2019 - President’s Message
Georgia County Government - Spring 2019 - 8
Georgia County Government - Spring 2019 - Director's Desk
Georgia County Government - Spring 2019 - Ethics on the Edge
Georgia County Government - Spring 2019 - 11
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Georgia County Government - Spring 2019 - 13
Georgia County Government - Spring 2019 - Avoid Property Tax Increases by Managing Revenues
Georgia County Government - Spring 2019 - 15
Georgia County Government - Spring 2019 - EPD’s STAR Program Keeps Georgia Counties and Rights-of-Ways Clean
Georgia County Government - Spring 2019 - 17
Georgia County Government - Spring 2019 - 2019 ACCG Annual Conference Preview
Georgia County Government - Spring 2019 - 19
Georgia County Government - Spring 2019 - College Underserved Community Partnership Program
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Georgia County Government - Spring 2019 - Hurricane Michael: Looking Back, Looking Forward
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Georgia County Government - Spring 2019 - 24
Georgia County Government - Spring 2019 - Working with Hard-to-Count Communities
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