County Supervisors Preside Over IE Complete Count Committee, Appoint Director

With the 2020 census on the horizon, Riverside and San Bernardino counties have taken a historic step in partnering to form the Inland Empire Complete Count Committee, a leadership body designed to boost census participation for an accurate count… More than 50 members of the 80-member Inland Empire Complete Count Committee were in attendance at the launch event, with its co-chairs, Riverside County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez and San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford, offering opening remarks about the importance of the census to their constituencies…

The Inland Empire Complete Count Committee is guided by a steering committee co-chaired by Perez and Rutherford, which oversees six subcommittees. One of those, a subcommittee dedicated to field outreach, is broken into two segments focusing on larger county regions and smaller “hard-to-count” communities.

In its first meeting, the steering committee appointed Ramakrishnan as director of the Inland Empire Complete Count Committee. In that unpaid role, he’ll serve as a common point of contact on census-related matters across various sectors in the region.

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