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about_iconAbout the Census

As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, our nation gets just one chance each decade to count its population. The U.S. census counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and takes place every 10 years. The data collected by the census determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives (a process called apportionment) and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities.

The next census in 2020 will require counting an increasingly diverse and growing population of around 330 million people in more than 140 million housing units. To get an accurate count, the Census Bureau must build an accurate address list of every housing unit, maximize self-response to the census, and efficiently follow up with those who do not respond.

Why a census

The information the Census collects helps determine how more than $675 billion of federal funding is distributed to states and communities each year.

A census aims to count the entire population of a country, and at the location where each person usually lives. The census asks questions of people in homes and group living situations, including how many people live or stay in each home, and the sex, age and race of each person. The goal is to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place.

How the census benefits a community

Federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race and other factors. Your community benefits the most when the census counts everyone. When you respond to the census, you help your community gets its fair share of the more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.

Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores, and this creates jobs. Developers use the census to build new homes and revitalize old neighborhoods. Local governments use the census for public safety and emergency preparedness. Residents use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality-of-life and consumer advocacy.


about_iconSuffolk County Complete Census Count Committee

In January, 2019, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced the creation of the Suffolk County Complete Count Committee to ensure that all county residents are accurately counted and represented in the 2020 U.S. Census. The goal of the County’s Complete Count Committee is to maximize participation, increase the response rate and educate residents on how to respond. For the first time, the 2020 U.S. Census will allow residents to respond online, in addition to by phone or mail.

“An accurate U.S. Census count is vital to not only ensuring everyone is represented, but to ensuring Suffolk County residents get the appropriate state and federal funding,” said Suffolk County Executive Bellone. “Through the work of the Suffolk County Complete Count Committee, our communities can rest assured that Suffolk will be as prepared as possible to guarantee everyone is counted, regardless of race, gender, age or sexual orientation.”

The Committee will is comprised of local governments, business organizations, advocacy organizations, ministerial and community organizations to increase awareness and motivate residents to respond to the 2020 Census.

Complete Count Committees are volunteer committees established by state governments, local governments, community leaders and organizations to increase awareness and motivate residents to respond to the 2020 Census. Complete Count Committees play an integral part in ensuring a complete and accurate count of the community in the 2020 Census. During the 2010 Census, nationwide, there were over 10,000 Complete Count Committees formed with the Census Bureau.

Subcommittees

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Business

CO-CHAIR: Matt Cohen, LIA

CO-CHAIR: Mitch Pally, LIBI

Valerie Campbell, LIAACC

Corrinne Graham, Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce

John Guadagno, IBEW

Erika Hill, Office of the Comptroller

Beena Kothari, Suffolk County Human Rights Commission

Gregory May, Nassau Consumer Affairs

Marvin McMoore, Office of the Comptroller

Rashad Mitchell, Office of Minority Affairs

Kevin Moran, LIBI

Theresa Regnante, United Way

Wendy Rodriguez, Brentwood Chamber of Commerce

Elizabeth Wellington, LIAACC

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Communications

CO-CHAIR: MaryKate Guilfoyle, Suffolk County Comms Dept.

CO-CHAIR: Vanessa Baird Streeter, Suffolk County Executive Office

Shirley Coverdale, Family Community Life Center

Greta Guarton, LI Homeless Coalition

Beena Kothari, SC Human Rights Commission

Shanequa Levin, Women’s Diversity Network

Colleen Merlo, LI Against Domestic Violence

Dennis Nowak, SC DSS

Wendy Rodriguez, Brentwood Chamber of Commerce

Jen Rojas, Suffolk Child Care Council

Rodman Serrano, LICET

Jeff Wice, Rockefeller Center

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Early Childhood

CO-CHAIR: Jen Rojas, Child Care Council of Suffolk

Diane Eppolito, Headstart

Liz Izakson, Docs for Tots

Eve Krief, LIICAH

Steve Long, Children’s Museum of the East End

Elisa Mancuso, Suffolk County Community College

Magali Roman, EOC CBI

Nicole Scherer, Nassau Library System

Dr. Carla Theodorou, Nassau BOCES

Mindy Turnasky, LIAC

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Education

CO-CHAIR: Michael Nagler, Mineola School District

CO-CHAIR: Lars Clemensen, Hampton Bays School District

Carol Cheng, Chinese American Association of Syosset

Lorraine Deller, Nassau Suffolk School Board Association

Mufti Farhan, Islamic Center of Long Island & Children of Adam

Roxann Hristovsky, LIEOC SUNY

Lauren La Magna, Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic

Kristine Kossegi Lehn, Long Island Cares

Shanequa Levin, Women’s Diversity Network & Long Island Black Alliance

Elisa Mancuso, Suffolk County Community College

Elsa Sofia Morote, LIEOC Farmingdale

Allison Puglia, Island Harvest

Jessica Rosati, Long Island Cares

Nicole Scherer, Nassau Library System

Brandy Scott, Long Island Black Teachers Association

Cindy Scott, The Safe Center

Dr. Carla Theodorou, Nassau BOCES

Carol Wickliffe-Campbell, Suffolk County Community College

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Faith Based

CO-CHAIR: Reverend Pearson, Suffolk County Youth Bureau

CO-CHAIR: Pastor Falcon, Faith Alive

Shirley Coverdale, Family Community Life Center

Corrinne Graham, LIAACC

Elisa Mancuso, Suffolk County Community College

Cynthia Ngombe, Family Community Life Center

Allison Puglia, Island Harvest

Wendy Rodriguez, Brentwood Chamber of Commerce

Magali Roman, EOC CBI

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Immigrants

CO-CHAIR: Olga El Sehamy, Suffolk County

CO-CHAIR: Eliana Fernandez, Make the Road

Karen Boorshtein, Family Service League

Corrinne Graham, LIAACC

Eve Krief, LIICAH

Shanequa Levin, Women’s Diversity Network

Steve Long, Children’s Museum East End

Martha Maffei, SEPA Mujer

Elsa Sofia Morote, EOC Farmingdale

Wendy Rodriguez, Brentwood Chamber of Commerce

Rodman Serrano, LICET

Beverly Theodore, Wyandanch Resource Center

Luis Valenzuela, 1199SEIU&GNYHA

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Local Government

CO-CHAIR: Ed Moltzen, Suffolk County Shared Services

CO-CHAIR: Vanessa Baird Streeter, Suffolk County

Seneca Bowen, Shinnecock Nation

James Britz, LIHP

Peter Elkowitz, LI Housing Partnership

Christina Gagliari, Sen. Monica Martinez

Beena Kothari, SC Human Rights Commission

Linda Mermelstein, Suffolk County

Cynthia Ngombe, Family Community Life Center

Dennis Nowak, SC DSS

Wendy Rodriguez, Brentwood Chamber of Commerce

Magali Roman, EOC CBI

Beverly Theodore, Wyandanch Resource Center

Jeff Wice, Rockefeller Institute

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People of Color

CO-CHAIR: Tracey Edwards, Habitat for Humanity Suffolk

CO-CHAIR: Marianela Casas, Nassau County Police Department

Karla Bradley, Planned Parenthood

Valerie Campbell, LIAACC

Gabriela Castillo, Nassau CASA

David Cohen, 32BJ

Shirley Coverdale, Family Community Life Center

Mufti Farhan, Islamic Center of Long Island

Corrinne Graham, LIAACC

Greta Guarton, LI Homeless Coalition

Javier Guzman, Make the Road

Erika Hill, Office of the Comptroller

Cindy Krezel, NYCB Foundation

Shanequa Levin, Women’s Diversity Network

Marvin McMoore, Office of the Comptroller

Rashad Mitchell, NC Office of Minority Affairs

Mimi Pierre Johnson, Elmont Cultural Center

Eric Poulson, EOC Nassau

Allison Puglia, Island Harvest

Donna Raphael, PCA

Brandy Scott, Long Island Black Educators Association

Rodman Serrano, LICET

George Siberon, Hempstead Hispanic Civic Association

Beverly Theodore, Wyandanch Resource Center

Elizabeth Wellington, LIAACC

Tammie Williams, LIPC

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Senior Citizens

CO-CHAIR: Holly Rhodes-Teague, Suffolk County Office for the Aging

CO-CHAIR: Caroline Ashby, Nassau Library System

Karen Boorshtein, FSL

Corrinne Graham, LIAACC

Marguerite Keller, Hispanic Brotherhood of RVC

Marvin McMoore, Office of the Comptroller

Cynthia Ngombe, em>Family Community Life Center

Magali Roman, EOC CBI

Nicole Scherer, Nassau Library System

To engage the community support for an accurate and complete 2020 Census, County Executive Steve Bellone recommended the establishment and appointment of the Suffolk County 2020 Census Complete Count Committee (CCC). The Committee’s mission is to develop and implement a public awareness program to inform Suffolk county residents about the importance and benefits of completing and submitting the 2020 Census questionnaire and to encourage every Suffolk county household to participate.

The Suffolk County Complete Count Committee (CCC) is organized into 9 subcommittees: Business, Communications, Early Childhood, Education, Faith Based, Immigrant, Local Government, People of Color, and Senior Citizens. A broad cross-section of Suffolk County residents volunteered to serve on these subcommittees, and each of the individuals listed has confirmed his or her commitment to serve on the CCC. In addition to the community representatives listed below, we will continue to appoint add additional committee members as needed through May 2019, one year out from Census Day, April 1, 2020, based on the development of the outreach plan.

 June 21st Complete Count Committee Presentation

 February 13th Minutes - Complete Committee


 Suffolk County Hard to Count Map Presentation

 Suffolk County Hard to Count Map Guide

 Suffolk County Hard to Count Map

about_iconResources

 Residency (where people are counted)

 Census Counts 2020

 Mapping Hard to Count (HTC) Communities for a Fair and Accurate 2020 Census

 Allocation of Funds from 55 Large Federal Spending Programs

Census Faith Toolkit:

The 2020 Census Faith Council, convened by Faith in Public Life and Shepherding the Next Generation, published this toolkit for their Census Faith Ambassador initiative.

 New York Counts 2020

 Civil and Human Rights 2020 Census

 Funders' Committee FCI Briefing Series

Aligned National and State Engagement:

There is an infrastructure of national stakeholder organizations developing materials in English and other languages and providing training and technical assistance to help state and local groups. To ensure aligned messaging and engagement, state and local organizations are encouraged to reach out to these organizations for training and information on best practices. National Stakeholder Organizations, including but not limited to:

  1. State Voices – Census 101
  2. Faith in the Public Life
  3. ReadyNation, a project of Council for a Strong America – An Accurate Census is Essential for Business
  4. NALEO Educational Fund - Make 2020 Census Count!
  5. Strong Nation - Shepherding the Next Generation, a project of Council for a Strong America
  6. Asian Americans Advancing Justice|AAJC - Census 2020, Count Us In
  7. African Americans in the 2020 Census
  8. National Congress of American Indians – Census 2020
  9. National LGBTQ Task Force – We’re Queering the Census Big Time!

 Information on Counting Incarcerated Persons

 2020 Census Get Prepared


about_iconEmployment Opportunities

The enumeration process is quite an undertaking and will require the recruitment and training of many individuals in helping the Census Bureau achieves a complete count. The county of Suffolk is working with the Census Bureau to provide information to the residents of the county in acquiring one of many positions that will be available in the coming months. Please visit the 2020 Census Jobs website to learn more about openings in Suffolk County.

 2020 Census Jobs


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Rebecca Sanin

President and CEO

150 Broadhollow Road
Suite 118
Melville, NY 11747

P: 516-505-4423

F: 516-483-4794

rsanin@hwcli.com

www.hwcli.com

Lori Andrade

Partnership Specialist

150 Broadhollow Road, Suite 118
Melville, NY 11747

O: 516-505-4422

F: 516-483-4794

landrade@hwcli.com

Mary Hallowell

Office Affairs and Special Projects Manager

150 Broadhollow Road, Suite 118
Melville, NY 11747

P: 516-505-4427

F: 516-483-4794

mhallowell@hwcli.com

www.hwcli.com

Sol Marie Alfonso-Jones

Senior Program Officer

900 Walt Whitman Road, Suite 205
Melville, New York 11747

P: 631-991-8800, ext. 232

sjones@licf.org


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Vanessa B. Streeter

Chair, Suffolk County Complete Count Committee

Assistant Deputy County Executive

100 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

631-853-7801

Vanessa.baird-streeter@suffolkcountyny.gov

Jennifer L. Albert

Partnership Specialist

New York Regional Census Center

U.S. Census Bureau
Field Division/Long Island

C: 516-974-7919

Jennifer.L.Albert@2020Census.gov

Steven Collins

Suffolk County Partnership Specialist

C: 973-932-3856

Steven.collins@2020Census.gov

Nicole Bailey

Suffolk County Partnership Specialist

C: 929-386-8274

Nicole.d.bailey@2020Census.gov

Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901