Austin Faison, Town Manager
Winthrop Town Hall
1 Metcalf Square
Winthrop, MA 02152
For Immediate Release
Monday, Aug. 19, 2019
Media Contact: Kelsey Bode
Email: [email protected]
Winthrop Forms Committee to Raise Awareness for 2020 Census
WINTHROP — Town Manager Austin Faison and Town Clerk Carla Vitale are pleased to share that the Town of Winthrop has formed a Complete Count Committee to encourage resident participation in the 2020 Census.
The Town Council approved the formation of the committee on Tuesday, Aug. 13. The committee includes Vitale, who will serve as its chairwoman, as well as Assistant Town Clerk Joanne DeMato, School Committee Chair Tino Capobianco, Winthrop Chamber of Commerce Director Betsy Shane, Winthrop Public Library Director Diane Wallace, Winthrop Public Library Assistant Director Mary Lou Osborne, Winthrop High School Student Hijar Iaouf, Council on Aging Director Kathy Dixon and Founder of local nonprofit Mi Amore Jeff Carlson.
Over the coming months, the Complete Count Committee will disseminate 2020 Census information, provide support to census takers and raise awareness about the importance of participating in the 2020 Census.
“We encourage everyone to participate in the 2020 Census so that we can provide the most complete, accurate information about our town as possible,” Town Clerk Vitale said. “We’re excited to launch this new committee, and to work together to inform our residents about the importance of taking part in the census.”
According to Secretary of State William Galvin’s website dedicated to the Massachusetts 2020 Census, the census impacts how much federal and state funding is given to communities for various projects in areas including education, transportation and public health. The census also impacts the state’s representation in Congress and how many votes it has in the Electoral College, as well as representation in state and local government.