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Programs explain benefits of Census
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Informational meetings about the 2020 Census will be presented Thursday in English and Spanish. The programs are open to the public and are presented in partnership with the regional U.S. Census Office, USD 428 and the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce. 

“The census is an important tool in measuring America – people, places and economy,” according to a statement from USD 428. “Data collected in the 2020 census will directly affect Barton County’s representation and funding for a wide variety of services across the community.” These include health clinics, fire departments, roads, schools and congressional representation. It is imperative that our community understands the impact of the census and the importance of each response.” 

On Thursday, February 13, there are two opportunities to hear from the U.S. Census team. The first presentation is geared for English-speaking attendees and will be held at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce, 1125 Williams St. at 4 p.m. A second presentation will be given in Spanish at Lincoln Elementary School, 5630 Broadway Ave., at 7 p.m. Attendees can expect to learn more about how to respond to the 2020 Census, online response tools, why every response matters, and specifics about individuals’ privacy and data security. 

For more information on these presentations, contact Andrea Bauer, director of public information for USD 428, at or 620-793-1500.

In English and Spanish

Invitations were posted in Spanish on social media.  Below is the post in Spanish, followed by Google's English translation:

Asegurándose de que Great Bend cuente en el Censo 2020 

Te invitamos a aprender más sobre el Censo 2020 de EE. UU. ¡Escucha la importancia y el impacto en nuestra comunidad local!

Obtenga más información sobre ... cómo responder, por qué sus respuestas son importantes y la privacidad y seguridad de los datos de las personas.

Dé forma a su futuro, Censo 2020 - Presentación en español

Jueves 13 de febrero a las 7:00 p.m.

Gimnasio de la escuela primaria Lincoln

5630 Broadway, Great Bend, KS 67530

El censo es una herramienta importante para medir Estados Unidos. Los datos recopilados en el censo de 2020 afectarán directamente la representación y la financiación de una amplia variedad de servicios en nuestra comunidad. Clínicas de salud, departamentos de bomberos, carreteras, escuelas, representación en el Congreso y más. Es imperativo que nuestra comunidad entienda el impacto del censo y la importancia de su respuesta.


Making sure Great Bend counts in the 2020 Census

We invite you to learn more about the 2020 US Census. Listen to the importance and impact in our local community!

Learn more about ... how to respond, why your answers are important and the privacy and security of people’s data.

Shape your future, 2020 Census - Presentation in Spanish

Thursday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m.

Lincoln Elementary School Gymnasium

5630 Broadway, Great Bend, KS 67530

The census is an important tool for measuring the United States. The data collected in the 2020 census will directly affect the representation and financing of a wide variety of services in our community. Health clinics, fire departments, roads, schools, representation in Congress and more. It is imperative that our community understand the impact of the census and the importance of its response.