Cameron County Complete County Committee
Cameron County is excited to announce the partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau to support the 2020 Census! As a partner, we’ll be working to ensure that our community is accurately represented.
What is a Complete Count Committee (CCC)?
Complete Count Committees (CCC) consists of 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. CCCs serve as state and local “census ambassador” groups that play an integral part in ensuring a complete and accurate count of the community in the Census. Success of the census depends on community involvement at every level. The US Census Bureau cannot conduct the 2020 Census alone. The Cameron County Complete Count Committee (CCC) utilizes local knowledge, influence, and resources to educate communities and promote the census through locally based, targeted outreach efforts.
Why is this important?
Because undercounted residents have been denied an equal voice in our government, this would deprive our communities of federal and state funding. Key infrastructure projects including schools, health care, housing, transportation and community development would be affected. When community members are informed, they are more likely to respond to the census. Through collaborative partnerships, the U.S. Census Bureau and community leaders can reach the shared goal of counting everyone in 2020.
Use the Response Outreach Mapper to identify areas with low response scores.
What is Address Canvassing?
The U.S. Census Bureau will begin the next phase in making sure Cameron County gets a complete count in 2020. Beginning August 18, 2019 through November 11, 2019, address canvassing conducted by U.S. Census workers will begin in Cameron County.
The Address Canvassing Operation implements methods to improve and refine the U.S. Census Bureau’s address list in advance of the 2020 Census. Census workers will be visiting homes in Cameron County neighborhoods to accurately list of addresses and physical location of each living quarter. This operation will ensure that residents will be invited to participate in the census in 2020.
Cameron County residents are urged to participate in this operation. Your participation will affect the success of the census. Our mission is to ensure that all residents in Cameron County are counted during the upcoming U.S. Census. Because undercounted residents have been denied an equal voice in our government, this would deprive our communities of federal and state funding. Key infrastructure including schools, health care, housing, transportation and community development would be affected.
Please take the time to visit the following sites regarding address canvassing:
- https://youtu.be/tOSl4sc3Ts4 (English)
- https://youtu.be/57qRCTEND2w (Spanish Subtitles)
Public Notices for US Cencus Address Canvassing:
Cameron County Complete County Committee
- June 20, 2019 2:00 PM (location: Cameron County Levee Bldg., 835 East Levee St. 5th Floor, Brownsville, Texas 78520)
- August 15, 2019 2:00 PM (location: Cameron County Levee Bldg., 835 East Levee St. 5th Floor, Brownsville, Texas 78520)
- Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. on the Joe G Rivera and Aurora de la Garza Building Located on 1390 W. Expressway 83, San Benito, Texas 78586.
- October 17, 2019 2:00 PM (location: Cameron County Levee Bldg., 835 East Levee St. 5th Floor, Brownsville, Texas 78520)
Census Activities with students at Castañeda Elementary School – 10/17/2019
2020 Census Office Grand Opening – 118 Paseo del Prado, Edinburg, TX 78539 – 10/10/2019
Meet & Greet Dr. Enrique Lamas, Chief Operating Officer of the US Census Bureau – 4/30/2019
2020 U.S. Census Forum
CCC Outreach and Partner Materials
Listed below are CCC materials or web addresses from which more information can be obtained regarding the 2020 Census. The 2020 Census Partner Materials site is the Census Bureau’s central location for promotional materials that will help you with awareness and outreach efforts.
- 2020 Census Homepage – US Census Bureau
- 2020 Census Partner Materials – US Census Bureau
- 2020 Census Jobs
Partnership Specialist (Language), GG-0301-09/11/12 [Must reside in Hidalgo County, TX]
Partnership Specialist (Language), GG-0301-09/11/12 [Must reside in one of the following Texas counties: La Salle, Frio, Uvalde, or Val Verde]
- Counting Children
- Residence Criteria & Situations