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UPDATE REGARDING NEVADA CENSUS
Hello Fernley, this is your Mayor, Roy Edgington with an important message about the 2020 Nevada Census. The census can be completed online, go to my2020census.gov – it only takes a few minutes, but it is vital to all Nevadans to ensure resources and funding for our future.
Right now, Lyon County has seen a small increase of participation, we are at a 63.2% response rate, ranking third for county participation in the state, behind Churchill County and Carson City. It is critical that we all participate.
Many folks ask “Why is it important for me to participate?” It is essential for every Nevadan to be counted in the 2020 Census to ensure that the federal government is meeting our needs here in Nevada.
There is more than $675 billion in federal funds, grants, and support to states, counties, and communities based on census data. That funding goes toward our schools, hospitals, roads, public works, and other vital programs.
Nevada has experienced a population boom in recent years, which is why it’s more important than ever that each and every Nevadan be counted.
Nevada will rely on the 2020 census to determine funding needs for infrastructure projects, economic development programs, job training, schools, and other activities for the next decade.
Again, head to my2020census.gov - Nevada matters, be counted! And remember - the City of Fernley is in a challenge with the City of Mesquite for the most census participation. Let’s show Mesquite how Fernley comes together to get things done!
Thank you for your time, and please continue to stay safe and stay healthy.