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Mailing Address:

Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Office Location:

Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Hours: Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

MeckCounts 2020
980-314-2900

Mecklenburg County Complete Count Committee

The Mecklenburg County Complete Count Committee will work with local stakeholders and media to educate the public about the 2020 Census, encourage participation, and facilitate survey access, particularly among traditionally hard-to-count populations. The members of this committee are a group of diverse influencers from the community, business and government who are charged with identifying who we need at the table to be able to develop a strategic 2020 Census outreach plan. They will help identify individuals and organizations who are trusted voices in the community and who can be ambassadors for encouraging census participation.  

 Committee Members

Dena R. Diorio, Complete Count Committee Chair
Dena Diorio
  • Mecklenburg County Manager

Clarence Armbrister 
Clarence Armbrister​​
  • President, Johnson C. Smith University
Cathy Bessant
Cathy Bessant​​
  • Chief Operations & Technology Officer, Bank of America
Nimish Bhatt 

  • Executive Director, Universal Institute for Successful Aging of Carolinas (UISAC)
Jane Campbell
Jane Campbell
  • ​​​Commissioner, Town of Davidson, NC
Astrid Chirinos
Astris Chirinos​​
  • Branch Director, Simmons YMCA
Mimi Curlee
Mimi Curlee
  • Librarian, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library
Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer
Kandi Deitemeyer
  • President, Central Piedmont Community College
George Dunlap
George Dunlap​​
  • Chairman, Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners
  • District 3
Jim Dunn
Jim Dunn​​
  • Executive Vice President & System Chief Human Resources Officer, Atrium Health


Larken Egleston
Larken Egleston​​
  • Council Member, City of Charlotte, NC
  • District 1
Jacque' Freeman
Jacque Freeman​​
  • Integrated Marketing Specialist, Radio One
Troy Fultz
Troy Fultz
  • Representing the Town of Pineville
  Bio

Sil Ganzo'
Sil Ganzo​​
  • Founder/Executive Director, Our Bridge
Sean Herndon
Sean Herndon​​
  • Realtor, Beacon Group Properties - Keller Williams
Tamara Johnson
Tamara Johnson​​
  • Director of Engaged Scholarships, UNC Charlotte
Raki McGregor
Raki McGreggor​​
  • VP of Consumer Strategy & Products Operations, Novant Health
Ray McKinnon
Ray McKinnon​​
  • Senior Pastor, South Tryon United Methodist Church
Fulton Meachem
Fulton Meachem​​
  • President & CEO, Charlotte Housing Authority
Danny Phillips
Danny Phillips​​
  • Commissioner, Town of Huntersville, NC


Linh Quach
Linh Quach
  • Owner/Partner, Axia Realty Partners
Fredrick Robinson
Fredrick Robinson​​
  • Executive Director, MeckMin
Carol Sawyer
Carol Sawyer​​
  • Board Member, CMS School Board
  • District 4
Todd Tibbits
Todd Tibbits​​
  • President & CEO, YMCA of Greater Charlotte
Daniel Valdez
Daniel Valdez
  • ​Network Director, Welcoming America​​ 




What Are Hard-to-Count Populations?

Historically, certain population groups, referred to as "hard-to-count" populations or communities, have not been accurately represented in the census count. Several challenges can make a population hard to count. Some of the most common barriers are

  • Lack of internet access or proficiency when the 2020 Census is relying on self-response on the internet as the primary form of data collection
  • Concerns of confidentiality
  • Distrust of government
  • Misunderstanding of who should be counted 
  • Lack of stability in living arrangements
  • Language barriers

If these populations are miscounted, they risk losing funding and resources for their communities, and an opportunity for fair representation in government. Our hard-to-count populations include

  • Children under age 6
  • Latino, Native-American, and African-American households
  • Homeless individuals or residents with unstable housing
  • Immigrants and refugees
  • Renters
  • 18-24 year-olds

The NC Counts Coalition and Carolina Demography have developed an interactive mapping tool specific to North Carolina to identify the state's hard-to-count communities. You can select an individual census tract on the map or search by county to see where communities have the most characteristics associated with being considered hard-to-count (HTC).

interactive census map for hard to count populations







Address

Mailing Address:

Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Office Location:

Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Hours: Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

MeckCounts 2020
980-314-2900