Every household in Greeley is going to receive an invitation
this month to complete the 2020 Census. I encourage you to take the time to
fill it out completely. Beginning March 12, households can answer census
questions online, by phone, or by mail. Everyone counts, and these census
numbers will determine how much funding our community receives from the federal
government for things like hospitals, roads, fire departments, schools and
other vital programs. This will also establish how many seats Colorado has in
the House of Representatives.
What I’m saying is, this is important.
The City of Greeley and the State of Colorado rely on federal
funding for many projects and initiatives. The dollar amounts we receive over
the next decade are defined on census data collected in 2020. So, we need your
help to make sure we are all counted.
The city is working with volunteers from local businesses
and nonprofits, and fellow municipalities on a homegrown 2020 Census effort.
The goal of this community-led campaign is to inform our residents about the
importance of the census in local affairs. We also need to achieve a complete
and accurate count of all persons in our community. You can find out more about
local census efforts here.
Please, be on the lookout for your Census invitation and
take a few minutes to respond. It’s safe, it’s easy, it’s confidential, and it
will have an immense effect in our community over the next decade. Completing the census is a way to participate
in our democracy and say, “I count.”
Learn more about the Census at census.gov.
Roy H. Otto
Greeley City Manager