2020 Census Complete Count Committee
It’s Census Time - Ways to Respond while Social Distancing
Stay healthy and get counted - respond to the 2020 Census from the comfort of your home. There are 10 basic questions - and it’s safe, easy, and important. Individual Census data is protected by federal law, and the statistics that are based on the data are used to allocate federal funds to support Nantucket’s schools, health care, food assistance, emergency services, senior programs, and more. Funding is directly tied to the number of people who report that they live here. Here’s how to respond:
1. Use your smartphone, tablet or computer to visit 2020census.gov. Click on "Take the Census" and then choose your language.
2. You can also respond by phone in many languages by calling a dedicated line. Find yours HERE.
3. When you receive your paper form, you can complete it and send it in by mail, too.
Need help completing the Census?
Click HERE on your smartphone, tablet, or computer to learn more. Help is available in 13 languages!
However you choose to respond, please remember to count everyone who lives at your address. Get counted because we all count for Nantucket!
Census Bureau research shows that a key motivator of a person’s response is knowing how many government dollars the Census guides to one’s own community. Focus groups suggest that encouraging response from trusted voices in the community may increase participation among people with the greatest distrust in government. The Committee will be focusing on ways to heighten such awareness across Nantucket’s geographic neighborhoods. The strategic goals are meaningful outreach and engagement of specific communities of year-round residents. The building and strengthening of social networks will provide an effective means of engaging Nantucket’s various country-of-origin communities to strengthen perceptions of tangible benefits to each community.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
- Andrew Vorce (Town of Nantucket Director of Planning)
- Peter Morrison (Co-President, Nantucket Civic League)
- Nancy Holmes (Town Clerk)
- Thomas Dixon (Legislative Liaison – Nantucket)
- Kelly Cooney (Director of ELL Services, Nantucket Public Schools)
- Kristie Ferrantella (Vice President, Chamber of Commerce)
- Rachel Day (Assistant Town Manager for Administration, Town of Nantucket)
- Margaretta Andrews (Executive Director, Community Foundation for Nantucket)
- Vatsady Sivongxay (Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition)
- Joel Rivera (Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition)
- 2020 US Census Information
- Census 2020 Overview – Nantucket Counts!
- Census 2020 Frequently Asked Questions
- MIRA Census Letter
- US Census Bureau website
- Verify Census Workers in Your Area
- Why the Count Counts - MassBudget
- Article : “This chart shows how badly the census could still undercut people of color”
- Sesame Street Workshop PSA in English & Spanish
This page was last updated on May 7, 2020.