Commissioner Collie Invites All to February Luncheon

Commissioner Collie Invites All to February Luncheon [article image]

When: Wed, Feb 19 2020 12:00am - Wed, Feb 19 2020 1:00pm 

Where: McKinley Community Center, 3401 Monroe NE

You're invited to the Monthly Brown Bag Neighborhood Luncheon.

The speakers will be:

  • Bernadette Miera, Special Projects Coordinator-BernCo Community Services Division
  • Kristina Nelson, Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Complete Count Census Coordinator
  • Veronica Arzate de Reyes, New Mexico Partnership Specialist-Dallas Region, U.S. Census Bureau

The United States Constitution requires that every 10 years the U.S. Census Bureau count every person in the nation.

A complete and accurate count of our population is essential because this count is used to distribute billions of dollars in federal funds to Albuquerque and Bernalillo County.

The city and county will lose $3,000 per uncounted person per year, which translates to $30,000 for one person over the 10-year census period.

The Census count also determines the boundaries and number of representatives allocated to communities in the House of Representatives, the state legislature, and a number of other elected bodies.

Bernalillo County and the City of Albuquerque are committed on ensuring a complete count of people of all ages who live in the city or county in the upcoming federal Census. 

Bernadette, Kristina and Veronica will discuss the plans and programs that will be used for obtaining an accurate count, how you or your organization can help with the count and, if you are interested, how to apply for the temporary jobs that will be available with the Census.

Bernadette will also give an update on the progress of the Tiny Home Village planned for SE Albuquerque.

This is a Brown Bag lunch.  You bring a sandwich and we will provide the beverages. An RSVP to is appreciated but not required. 

Please feel free to share this event with your friends, neighbors and association members.

Link: Commissioner Collie Invites All to February Luncheon