Beach Park will do everything possible to help the U.S. Census Bureau count everyone in 2020.
When Beach Park Mayor John Hucker was asked what he thought was one of the most important things the village needs to accomplish this year, on the list was assuring community participation in the the 2020 Census. “It is something very important to our village, but really, it’s important to the region and to all of Lake County as well,” Mayor Hucker said.
This summer, Beach Park became one of the first communities in the region to partner with the U.S. Census Bureau by launching a Complete Count Committee in support of the decennial census.
Mayor Hucker tapped Trustee Regina Miller to lead the committee for Beach Park. According to Trustee Miller, “The Complete Count Committee will be essential in emphasizing the local importance of this giant federal effort.”
What Exactly is a Complete Count Committee?
A Complete Count Committee is a volunteer committee established by Beach Park to increase awareness and motivate residents to respond to the 2020 Census. Members are trusted, local voices who play a key role in ensuring a complete and accurate Census count.
"Many people answer the Census because they understand how important it is for the well-being and future of our village,” said Trustee Miller. "The Complete Count Committee will focus its efforts specifically on Beach Park with the intention of encouraging a Census response from all residents.”
Mayor Hucker summarized, “One of the most important roles of the committee is to strategize ways to reach the hard-to-count residents in our village. I am confident that Trustee Miller and the committee will rise to the challenge.”
If you, or someone you know, is a leader from a Beach Park business, nonprofit or faith-based sectors and would like to participate on the Complete Count Committee, please contact the village via e-mail or by calling 847-746-1770.