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Launch of Queens Borough Complete Count Committee

On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, the Queens Borough Complete Count Committee was launched at the Helen Marshall Cultural Center at Queens Borough Hall. John Park, Executive Director of MinKwon Center for Community Action represented New York Counts 2020 in a speaker lineup that included Queens Borough President Melinda Katz; Deputy Mayor Phillip Thompson; Jeff Behler, Regional New York Director of the U.S. Census Bureau; and Joe Salvo, Director of the Population Division of NYC's Department of City Planning.

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The speakers highlighted issues surrounding the 2020 Census including what's at stake, how it will be different from the 2010 Census, the challenges for Queens as a diverse and dynamic borough, the role of New York Counts 2020, and the importance of funding for community based organizations to have a successful and accurate enumeration.

Elizabeth Plum