“Making N.C. Count” North Carolina Statewide Convening for 2020 Census Preparation

January 31, 2019

8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Networking Reception: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Registration and continental breakfast begins at 8:30 am, Program begins at 9:00 am

NCSU McKimmon Conference and Training Center
NC State University
1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC 27606

On January 31, 2019 join the N.C. Counts Coalition for a conference bringing together a broad set of stakeholders from across the State – including racial, ethnic, immigrant, housing, education, health, labor, business, social service organizations, funders, as well as state and local elected officials. Not only will the conference be an ideal opportunity to discuss the upcoming decennial Census in a comprehensive way for those deep in the throes of Census planning, but it will also be an educational opportunity for many community-based organizations and organizers who are new to this work - to understand why preparation for the 2020 Census begins now.



Remarks by:  Machelle Sanders, Secretary of NC Department of Administration and Chair of the North Carolina Complete Count Commission

Presentations by:

Facilitated discussions led by:

  • Greg Richardson, Executive Director, NC Commission of Indian Affairs, NC Department of Administration and member of North Carolina’s Complete Count Commission
  • Kathryn Firmin-Sellers, Chief Impact Officer, United Way of Central Carolinas
  • Angel Wright-Lanier, Deputy Town Manager, Town of Mooresville
  • David Heinen, Vice President of Public Policy and Advocacy, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits
  • Adam Sotak, Public Engagement Director, NC Child
  • Vicki Lee Parker, Executive Director, N.C. Business Counsel

And More!

Panel and Discussion Topics Include:

  • Identifying Hard-to-Count Communities
  • The Undercount of Children
  • Effective Messaging to Reach Hard-to-Count Communities
  • Incorporating Census Outreach Into Nonprofit Plans
  • State & Local Government and Community Partnerships – Forming Complete Count Committees
  • Using Census Data for Community Planning and Economic Development
  • Planning Around the Addition of a Citizenship Question
  • Expanding Capacity for Nonprofits to Engage in Census Advocacy and Mobilization 

And More!

Boxed lunches will be provided

Register by January 24, 2019. Space is limited! 
This is a free event.


The N.C. Counts Coalition will provide a limited number of travel stipends to nonprofit organizations more than 75 miles from the event location. Click Here to request travel reimbursement.

This event is co-sponsored by the N.C. Counts Coalition and the N.C. Census Task Force. The N.C. Counts Coalition serves as a hub to facilitate cross-sector coordination among government, planning and community organizations, service providers, businesses and others to achieve a complete and accurate Census count for North Carolina.

The N.C. Census Task Force is a coalition of community leaders and stakeholders coordinating resources and advocacy efforts to mobilize all people in North Carolina, including those who have been historically undercounted, in order to achieve a full and accurate Census count. Click here to learn more about the Task Force and to see a full listing of organizations.