CARSON CITY, NV - April 24, 2019
Today, Governor Steve Sisolak announced the 10 members of Nevada’s Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census. On April 1st, Governor Sisolak signed Executive Order 2019-06 to establish the committee, which will oversee all outreach and coordination among public and private sector organizations in the state to encourage Nevadans to participate in the 2020 census, especially Nevadans from traditionally undercounted communities.
“I’d like to thank these 10 Nevadans who have made the commitment to ensuring that every resident of our state is counted in the 2020 Census,” Governor Sisolak said. “At stake this census are hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding and fair and equitable representation in Congress and the state legislature for the next decade. I’m confident that this committee is prepared to undertake the important work of making sure every Nevadan is counted.”
The 10 committee members are as follows, pursuant to Executive Order 2019-06:
- Lt. Governor Kate Marshall (Chair)
- Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske
- Senate Minority Leader James Settelmeyer (SD-17)
- Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui (AD-41), Chair of Assembly Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections
- Sparks City Councilman Kristopher Dahir, Ward 5
- Emily Zamora, executive director, Silver State Voices
- Nicole Lamboley, former chief deputy secretary of state who led the 2010 Census outreach effort for the Office of the Secretary of State
- Chairman Davis Gonzalez, Elko Band Council
- Reverend Dr. Ralph E. Williamson, First African Methodist Episcopal Church, Las Vegas
- Dagny Stapleton, executive director, Nevada Association of Counties
Complete Count Committees are volunteer committees established by tribal, state, and local governments and community leaders or organizations to increase awareness and motivate residents to respond to the 2020 Census.
The committee will work to develop a Complete Count Plan to include proposed education, outreach, and promotional activities for Nevada’s census, as well as funding needs to ensure as complete a count as possible of all Nevadans, including strategies to reach hard-to-count populations and areas.
The committee is funded through a $5 million allocation in Governor Sisolak’s executive budget.