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For Immediate Release:
March 06, 2019
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Nikki Whiting

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Commissioner Esteban L. Bovo Jr. stresses the importance of the 2020 Census Task Force


Commissioner Bovo sitting in front of American flag and County seal

MIAMI-DADE – On March 5, 2019, Commissioner Esteban L. Bovo Jr. held a Citizen’s Presentation regarding the 2020 Census Task Force and stressed the importance of an accurate count that is based on the full participation of our residents.

The accuracy of census data determines the allocation of billions of dollars in federal, state and local funding and how public funds and federal resources like educational programs, resiliency, healthcare, law enforcement, and transportation should be distributed based on the needs of the population.

“As an appointed member on the 2020 Census Task Force by Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson, I am committed to supporting every effort that encourages all of our residents in Miami-Dade to participate in the census count,” Commissioner Bovo said. “Whether it’s empowering each municipality to have a census committee or using existing data, an accurate and full count of the next census in 2020 will provide vital information about our increasingly growing population as it will significantly impact the lives of our residents who rely on federal programs.”