Barney: Everyone counts; have you completed the 2020 Census?

By Gail Barney
Posted 8/4/20

Serving on the Queen Creek Town Council since 2002, I have had the opportunity to grow with the community.

From building Mansel Carter Oasis Park, opening the splash pad at Founders’ Park, …

To Our Valued Readers –

Visitors to our website will be limited to five stories per month unless they opt to subscribe.

For $5.99, less than 20 cents a day, subscribers will receive unlimited access to the website, including access to our Daily Independent e-edition, which features Arizona-specific journalism and items you can’t find in our community print products, such as weather reports, comics, crossword puzzles, advice columns and so much more six days a week.

Our commitment to balanced, fair reporting and local coverage provides insight and perspective not found anywhere else.

Your financial commitment will help to preserve the kind of honest journalism produced by our reporters and editors. We trust you agree that independent journalism is an essential component of our democracy. Please click here to subscribe.

Sincerely,
Charlene Bisson, Publisher, Independent Newsmedia

Please log in to continue

Log in
I am anchor

Barney: Everyone counts; have you completed the 2020 Census?

Posted

Serving on the Queen Creek Town Council since 2002, I have had the opportunity to grow with the community.

From building Mansel Carter Oasis Park, opening the splash pad at Founders’ Park, developing the trails along the Queen Creek and Sonoqui washes, establishing the Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department, constructing new fire stations, expanding Ellsworth Road to three lanes through Queen Creek, widening Rittenhouse Road and extending Riggs Road --- to name a few examples, the Census plays an important role in providing important programs and services.

Every 10 years, a Census is conducted, which counts everyone in the United States. Census data is used to distribute funds to our state, county and right here in Queen Creek. Those funds are used for our parks, trails, recreation programs, roads and public safety. State-shared revenues, which are determined by the Census, is 26% of our current operating budget.

Queen Creek is a fantastic community and with your help, we can ensure it continues to be a wonderful place to live, play and learn for the next 10 years (and beyond).

I’m challenging each of you to complete your 2020 Census. If you’ve already completed it, thank you – but your work is not done. I need you to ask your friends and neighbors if they have completed the Census.

It’s easier than ever to complete the Census with three options:

  • Online, my2020Census.gov
  • Phone, 844-330-2020
  • Mail, request a paper copy online or by phone

Please, take 10 minutes today to help shape the future of our community for the next 10 years --- it’s important, safe and easy.

Census workers will begin visiting homes that have not completed the Census on Aug. 11.

The time is now, avoid a knock on the door and be counted for the future of community --- complete the Census today.

For additional information about the 2020 Census, go to  QueenCreek.org/Census2020. To stay updated on town activities, follow Facebook @QueenCreek or Twitter @TownofQC.

Editor's note: Gail Barney is mayor of Queen Creek.

Comments