Census 2020 - We're Counting on You Workshop

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BSC National Energy Center of Excellence

1200 Schafer Street

Bismarck, ND 58501

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North Dakota Complete Count Committee Conference

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9:00 Registration – Coffee and Baked Goods

10:00 Welcome and Kickoff: Lt. Governor Brent Sanford

10:15 Michelle Kommer, Department of Commerce

10:30 Vicki McIntire & Kristin Hermanson, Federal Census Bureau

  • Overview of operations (including Census timeline)
  • Group Quarters Outreach (dorms, nursing homes, prisons)
  • Special Operations (counting the homeless)
  • Recruitment
  • Non-Response Follow-Up (NRFU)

11:00 Comments: Louise Dardis & Linda Svihovec, State Task Force Co-Chairs

11:05 Break

11:15 Media Panel – US Census Bureau + North Dakota Marketing Effort

  • Nakia Cooper (US Census Bureau)
  • Heather LeMoine (Dept of Commerce)
  • Q&A

11:45 Luncheon – Provided Buffet Style

12:00 Best Practice Panel

  • Will Hutchings with Bismarck – Burleigh County
  • Stephanie Halford with City of Grand Forks
  • Vawnita Best with Watford City – McKenzie County
  • Jennifer Gast with Carrington – Foster County
  • Ira Taken – Alive with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
  • Q&A

12:45 Kevin Iverson, Census 2020 - What Happens Next

12:50 Community Challenges Update:

  • Kevin Iverson: Valley City & Jamestown – Complete Count
  • Stephanie Dassinger: ND League of Cities - Census Madness

1:00 Networking Break

1:15 Breakout Sessions – Create-A-Thon

  • Northeast, North Dakota: Peggy Jo Archer and Kevin Iverson
  • Eastern, North Dakota: Erin Musland and Gabi Proffitt
  • Western, North Dakota: Joey Roberson-Kitzman and Louise Dardis
  • Tribal Nations: Cheryl Kary, Kenneth Davis, and Linda Svihovec
  • Big Cities: Blanca Ramirez-Salazar and Stephanie Dassinger

2:15 Break & Snacks

2:30 Idea Sharing - Session Spokespersons Presents

3:00 Thanks from North Dakota State Task Force

Dress is business casual.

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BSC National Energy Center of Excellence

1200 Schafer Street

Bismarck, ND 58501

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