HENRY COUNTY, GA- January 9, 2020—The Henry County 2020 Census Committee, led by EMA Director Don Ash, met earlier this week and discussed several topics including the importance of participating in the Census and how to get Henry County citizens involved.

County and city leadership, along with county stakeholders were in attendance including Commission Chair June Wood who stressed the importance of counting every county resident.

“Every person counted in the Census equates to $2,450 per person and over a ten-year period that equals $240,000,” said Wood. “This is an opportunity for Henry County to shine. Want to have a 100 percent participation, everyone counted.”

County Manager Cheri Hobson-Matthews expressed to the committee that the county will make sure resources are available.

“We want to have one committee, one source to reach everyone, especially those hard to count populations like the homeless and immigrant populations,” said Matthews.

The 2020 Census is a procedure that records the number of all people living in the United States. This count affects the funding of public resources and will determine the reapportionment of Congress and how much funding goes to federal programs.

For more information on the 2020 Census, please visit 2020census.gov. 

If you would like to participate and join the Henry County 2020 Census Committee, please contact Don Ash at dash@co.henry.ga.us.