2020 is not just an election year, it’s a census year. Every 10 years–as required by the US Constitution–the government conducts a census of every person living in the United States. The Lodi Library, in conjunction with the City of Lodi, is hosting two informational events so you can better understand what the census is about: Tuesday February 25th at 2:00 pm, and Thursday March 5th at 7:00 pm
2020 Census Partnership Specialist Cheryl Frye will be on hand to help explain what the Census is, how it works, and why it’s important to you. At it’s most basic, Census data is used to decide how many seats each state has in the Us House of Representatives, and how the districts are represented.
The data is also used to determine school district boundaries, plan land use, determine where federal and state funding goes, and how cities can plan for future needs.
A Lodi native, Blaze attended the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay where he graduated with a degree in theatre technology & design. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States and the world–including a 6-year stint in China. He has been a teacher, a writer, a designer, and is the founder of the Redleaf Consulting Group.