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Posted on: May 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] A Message from Mayor Roy Edgington Regarding the 2020 Nevada Census

Please see the following message from Mayor Roy Edgington regarding the 2020 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 – it only takes a few minutes, but it is vital to all Nevadans to ensure resources and funding for our future.

The mission of the Nevada Census is to ensure that Nevadans get their fair share of federal resources and Congressional representation by encouraging the full participation of all Nevadans in Census 2020.

Right now, Lyon County has a 61.2% response rate, ranking third for county participation in the state. 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 - Nevada matters, be counted!

Thank you for your time, and please continue to stay safe and stay healthy.

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