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Meeting planned for 2010 Census

The Minnesota State Demographic Center will hold a Census 2010 Complete Count Committee Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, July 28, at 10 a.m., in the Alexandria City Hall, 704 Broadway, Alexandria.

The meeting will feature a short presentation on Complete Count Committees - what they do, why they are important and how to form them - followed by ample time for questions about the 2010 Census and Complete Count Committees. The event will last approximately 90 minutes or until all questions are answered.

Elected officials, government employees, and community leaders are strongly encouraged to attend.

With the 2010 Census just under a year away, we must begin preparing now. As you may know, Minnesota is one of a handful of states in jeopardy of losing a Congressional seat through the reapportionment that will follow the Census. Further, Census 2010 will have a profound impact on Minnesota's representation in local, state and the federal government. The accuracy of the decennial census count will have significant weight on how over $300 billion in federal dollars will be distributed annually to communities throughout the U.S. and Minnesota.

Your decision to participate now could significantly impact your city, region, and our state. We encourage you to consider forming your city's Census 2010 Complete Count Committee today!

For more information about Census 2010, please visit: www.mn2010 or contact Ryan Dolan at 651-201-2479 or or Barbara Ronningen at 651-201-2473 or