Census Kick-Off in Salisbury, MD

The City of Salisbury became a partner with Census 2010

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Salisbury, MD – The City of Salisbury, MD, became a partner with Census 2010 at a ceremony held at WorWic Community College on Thursday, October 22.

Several organizations, private and public, have partnered with the City of Salisbury to create a Complete Count Committee (CCC) to ensure public’s participation during next year census.

“Census 2010 is all about giving a voice to the voiceless,” said Lynne Newman, partnership coordinator with the Philadelphia Regional office, during her presentation. “This year [in 2010] we’ll be using the short form. With just 10 questions, it takes only 10 minutes.”

Organized by Jacqueline Lisjuan, partnership specialist, the event had several guests from different organizations: Dr. Ray Hoy (WorWic campus director); Ed Montgomery; Pastor Wilfredo Rodríguez; Pastor Alexis Vides; Mayor Percy Purnell, Reverend Dong Yung Kim; Julia Marcos; Jose Somalo; Mayor Jim Ireton; and, Pete Bozick.

“It’s important for the communities to understand both the demographics and the geography of each area to be counted,” said Jim Ireton, mayor of Salisbury.