Thursday, May 28, 2009
Volunteers needed for 2010 Census
By SUE WATSON
If Marshall County and the state of Mississippi are to get their fair share of federal dollars for the next 10 years, then every head needs to be counted for the 2010 Census, said Robert Jamison, representating the Census Bureau.
He was at a Marshall County Board of Supervisors meeting recently to plea for a partnership between the board of supervisors, the municipal boards, the schools, community action groups, businesses and the citizens. Lots of volunteers will be needed to help prepare the way for the Census, he said.
The Complete Count Committee must be formed to operate with volunteer help to get the word out, he said.
Census workers next year will be armed with badges and identification so the public can be aware that those who do not have identification are frauds.
“A whole lot depends on a good count - education, healthcare and federal funds,” Jamison said.
He is available to attend events, festivals or to come talk to organizations about the need to prepare for the Census locally.
The goal of the Complete Count Committee is to get information to the public about the census.
Jamison said he will come speak to a group or teach a group if extended an invitation.
Call the chancery clerk’s office at 662-252-4431 to offer to become a volunteer or call the Marshall County Administrator’s office at 601-252-7903.
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