Rosemount’s City Council is calling on residents to be counted in the 2020 Census, for the benefit of the community.
The U.S. Census Bureau counts residents across the country every ten years. The Census Bureau states that “The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data. Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire-online, by phone, or by mail-between March 12-20"
Participation in the Census by all Rosemount residents is critical, as we need to ensure that all residents are counted. An accurate count helps ensure that the City and our region receives its fair share of Federal and State funding, along with Congressional and State representation.
Whereas, every ten years the U.S. Census Bureau counts residents across the country; and
Whereas, April 1, 2020 is nationally recognized as Census Day by the United States Census Bureau;
Whereas, federal and state funding is allocated to communities, and many decisions are made on matters of national and local importance based on census data; and
Whereas, Rosemount is committed to ensuring every resident is counted; and
Whereas, the information collected by the census is confidential and protected by law;
Now, Therefore, l, William Droste, Mayor of Rosemount Minnesota, do hereby proclaim April 1, 2020 as US Census Day and urge all residents of Rosemount to submit their census form and be counted.
Dated this 17th day of March, 2020
William H. Droste
Mayor of Rosemount