Vanesa Gutierrez Susan HempsteadVanesa.Gutierrez@snoco.org SHempstead@sno-isle.org425-388-7246 360-651-7013
EVERETT, Wash., February 28, 2020 –Snohomish County’s Complete Count Committee announced the final phase of actions in preparation for the 2020 United States Census, which includes trainings, locations for assistance completing the survey, and more.
Starting March 12-20, 2020, every household in Snohomish County will receive a letter from the U.S. Census Bureau, inviting them to fill out their form online or by phone. Unlike prior paper surveys, the Census Bureau will use online responses as its primary method to gather information in the 2020 Census. Reminder letters will be sent out between March 16 and April 4. Households that don’t complete the online survey by April 8 will receive a letter from the Census Bureau that includes a paper census survey. Households that do not submit any 2020 Census form will get an in-person visit from a Census Bureau worker between May and July 2020.
“As one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States, there is a lot at stake for Snohomish County in this Census,” said Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers. “To ensure every person residing in our county is counted, we have been working diligently since 2019, coordinating with partners from across the county, to ensure our community members have the resources and information they need to participate in the 2020 Census.”
“We are committed to helping our communities achieve a complete count this decennial census,” said Lois Langer Thompson, Executive Director of Sno-Isle Libraries. “Our public libraries can help everyone build a civic life where you can register to vote, get a library card, and participate in the census.”
Over the next several weeks, the Committee members will be hosting Census 101 events throughout the County, in English and in Spanish, to provide the community with information on what to expect as well as Census Day Parties to provide questionnaire assistance to the public. These opportunities will be critical for ensuring residents within the county have access to technology and knowledgeable help. A list of current events has been attached below.
The population of the United Stated is counted through the U.S. Census, which takes place once every 10 years. An accurate count will ensure Snohomish County receives its fair share of federal resources and political representation in the U.S. Congress. Significant funding is at stake for federal programs that Snohomish County families and communities rely on, including Head Start, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), transportation, Medicare and Medicaid. It is estimated that for each person that is counted, Snohomish County will gain $2,000 per person per year in federal and/or state funding.
For more information and details on all events countywide, please visit the County’s 2020 Census website for more information and details on all events countywide: https://www.SnohomishCountyWA.gov/2020.
A full list of trainings, events, permanent assistance locations and Census Day Parties/Questionnaire Assistance events is available at https://www.snohomishcountywa.gov/5477/Calendar-of-Events.
Sno-Isle Libraries, key partner of Snohomish County’s Complete Count Committee, is also scheduling numerous 2020 Census events, including census job information and recruiting, and library events with civic partners that explain the importance of accurate census numbers. Go to https://www.sno-isle.org/census to see a list of all upcoming census events. Starting March 12, every Sno-Isle Libraries location will have computers available for communities to fill out their Census form, regardless of whether they have library cards.
About Snohomish County’s Complete Count Committee
The Complete Count Committee (CCC) was launched in 2019 to provide a space for cross-sector partners with a stake in the decennial census to plan and act together to leverage their existing population and infrastructure and coordinate all parties’ outreach to minimize duplication and gaps. The goal of the CCC is to ensure that all communities of Snohomish County thrive in the decade after 2020, including receiving its fair share of federal funding and political representation, the Census Bureau must count all the County’s residents accurately in the upcoming decennial census.
The following local governments, Tribes, and organizations have been supportive of census efforts countywide (organized in alphabetical order):
Arlington Public Schools – Equity and Student Success
City of Arlington
City of Brier
City of Everett
City of Lynnwood
City of Marysville
City of Mill Creek
City of Monroe
City of Mukilteo
City of Snohomish
Communities of Color Coalition (C3)
Community Foundation of Snohomish County
Community Health Worker Coalition for Migrants and Refugees
Connect Casino Road (CCR)
Darrington Family Outreach (DFO)
Darrington School District
Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County (DVS)
Edmonds Community College (EdCC)
Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation (EUUC)
Everett Community College (EvCC)
Familias Fuertes, Comunidades Exitosas
Gambian Talents Promotion (GTP)
Gold Creek Community Church
Homage Senior Services
Korean Community Service Center (KCSC)
Latino Educational Training Institute (LETI)
Periódico La Raza
Leadership Snohomish County (LSC)
League of Women Voters (Multiple Units)
Lutheran Community Services NW – Familias Unidas
Mari’s Place for the Arts
Marysville School District - Equity, Diversity and Indian Education
NAACP of Snohomish County
North Counties Community Collaborative (NCCC)
North County Family Services (NCFS)
Project Girl Mentoring Program
Providence Institute for a Healthier Community & Providence General Foundation
Refugee and Immigrant Services NW (RISNW)
Seattle Goodwill - Everett South Job Training & Education Center
Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce
Sky Valley Integrated Service Center
Volunteers of America Western Washington
Snohomish County Black Heritage Committee
Snohomish County Latino Coalition (SCLC)
Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians
Take the Next Step (TTNS)
Town of Darrington
United Way of Snohomish County
University of Washington- Bothell
U.S. Census Bureau
Washington State Office of Financial Management
YMCA of Snohomish County - Everett Family Branch
For the most recent version of this document, please visit: https://snohomishcountywa.gov/2020
For all questions related to these events, please contact Vanesa.Gutierrez@snoco.org.
Permanent Assistance Locations (Hours vary from one location to the other. Please follow links for more details):
Other Questionnaire Assistance Events and Locations:
Sesión Informativa Sobre el Censo del 2020. Gratis.
Only in Spanish.
Sesión en español. ¡Lo invitamos a una sesión gratuita para aprender todo sobre el censo del 2020! ¿Qué es? ¿Es obligatorio? ¿Por qué es importante? ¿Qué información deberá suministrar? ¿Cómo podrá responder? ¿A dónde podrá ir si tiene alguna pregunta? No necesita registrarse.
[SESSION IN SPANISH] Connect Casino Road
14 E Casino Road, Everett WA 98204
Census 101 Training in Korean, Chinese, English, Russian, Cambodian, Vietnamese and Spanish. Free and open to the Public.
The community is COUNTING on you! Join Homage and Refugee Immigrant Services NW to learn about the census and the importance of being counted. We will have resources, giveaways, prizes, multi–lingual workshops, and food! No RSVP required. Sessions available in Korean, Chinese, English, Russian, Cambodian, Vietnamese and Spanish.
Homage Senior Services. 5026 196th St SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036
The Ebony Gala.
$15 per ticket. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-ebony-gala-tickets-87816390187
Table with information on the 2020 census. Information in English and Spanish available. Other languages upon request at Vanesa.Gutierrez@snoco.org.
Ebony Gala - Presented by: Everett Community College Diversity & Equity and Black Student Union. Celebrating an Evening of Black Culture, History and Achievements.
This event is open to everyone. $15 per ticket.
Everett Community College, Henry M. Jackson Conference Center Wilderness Room
2000 Tower St
Everett, WA 98201
College in the High School Celebration. Event for high school seniors.
Everett Community College’s Diversity and Equity Center is hosting a College in the High School celebration for all high school seniors who are taking or have taken College in the High School classes. Join us for an evening of fun, food, and college discussion. We will be providing campus tours and enrollment information as well!
Everett Community College, Henry M. Jackson Conference Center 101
Civic Engagement Resource Fair. Free.
Feria de recursos de participación cívica. Gratis.
Table with information on the 2020 census. Voter registration and getting a library card information available. Information in English and Spanish available. Other languages upon request at Vanesa.Gutierrez@snoco.org.
Mesa con información sobre el Censo del 2020. Registro como votante y obtención de su tarjeta de la librería disponibles. Información disponible en inglés y español. Para otros idiomas contacte a Vanesa.Gutierrez@snoco.org.
Sno-Isle Libraries. Lynnwood Branch. 19200 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036-5617
International Women’s Day Celebration.
Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day! Five trailblazing women leaders will share their stories and encourage women from the greater Everett and EvCC communities to come together to advance social, economic, cultural, and political equity. We’ll discuss ways to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements. #EachforEqual
Conversations about the Census. Free.
Information available in English and Spanish.
Pláticas del CENSO. Gratis.
Join us to learn everything about the upcoming 2020 Census! What is it? Is it mandatory? Why is it important? What information will you need to provide? How will you be able to respond? Where to go if you have any questions? No RSVP required. We will have a community leader ready to solve all your questions any time between noon and 4pm.
¡Lo invitamos a aprender todo sobre el censo del 2020! ¿Qué es? ¿Es obligatorio? ¿Por qué es importante? ¿Qué información deberá suministrar? ¿Cómo podrá responder? ¿A dónde podrá ir si tiene alguna pregunta? No necesita registrarse. Tendremos a un líder comunitario listo para resolver todas sus dudas en cualquier momento entre las 12 y 4pm.
Las Americas. 6605 202nd St SW #300, Lynnwood
Census Day Party!
2020 Census questionnaire assistance. Free.
Assistance available in English and Spanish.
¡Fiesta del día del Censo!
Asistencia con su formulario del Censo del 2020. Gratis.
After you receive your invitation to participate in the 2020 census (between March 12-20), drop in at this location and we will have a community leader available to walk you through the questionnaire and support you as needed. No RSVP required.
Después de recibir su invitación para participar en el censo del 2020 (entre marzo 12 y 20), venga en cualquier momento en el horario establecido a esta ubicación y tendremos un líder comunitario preparado para resolver sus dudas y ayudarle a llenar su formulario. No necesita registrarse.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. 2316 180th St SE, Bothell, WA 98012
Connect Casino Road
2020 Transition Fair. Table with Information and Census Questionnaire Assistance. Free.
Assistance available in English and Spanish. Other languages upon request at Vanesa.Gutierrez@snoco.org.
Table with information on the 2020 census. We will also help you fill out your census form. Assistance available in English and Spanish. Other languages upon request at Vanesa.Gutierrez@snoco.org.
This is a free, community event that welcomes individuals with disabilities (ages 12 and older), their families, caregivers, teachers, employees and other interested community members. There are over 50 community agencies and a variety of free workshops that will help you get connected to your community and take the steps necessary to increase your independence.
Cascade High School 801 East Casino Road, Everett, WA 98203
18th Annual Students of Color Career Conference
Table with information on the 2020 census. We will also help you fill out your census form.
EvCC’s Annual Students of Color Career Conference offers middle and high school students of color in the Snohomish County area a chance to learn from prominent local professionals of color. Through keynote speakers, cultural sharing, and panel sessions, students will have the opportunity to engage in discussions with experienced professionals of color and reflect on their own future career aspirations.
Everett Community College. Walt Price Student Fitness Center.
2206 Tower St.
Census 101 Training.
Free. Interpretation in Spanish available. Other languages upon request at Vanesa.Gutierrez@snoco.org.
Join us for a free session to learn everything about the 2020 Census! What is it? Is it mandatory? Why is it important? What information will you need to provide? How will you be able to respond? Where to go if you have any questions? No RSVP required.
¡Lo invitamos a aprender todo sobre el censo del 2020! ¿Qué es? ¿Es obligatorio? ¿Por qué es importante? ¿Qué información deberá suministrar? ¿Cómo podrá responder? ¿A dónde podrá ir si tiene alguna pregunta? No necesita registrarse.
Marysville Historical Museum
6805 Armar Rd.
Marysville WA 98270
City of Arlington Council Chambers
110 E 3rd Street Arlington
Arlington, WA 98223
Census Day Party and Resource Fair!
¡Fiesta del día del Censo y Feria de Recursos!
Tienda Los Gavilanes. 209 E. Casino Rd # H, Everett
Step Up. Moving Racial Equity Forward Conference. $39-$79 per ticket.
Table with Information and Census Questionnaire Assistance. Assistance available in English and Spanish. Other languages upon request at Vanesa.Gutierrez@snoco.org.
$39-$79 per ticket. Conference designed to raise awareness and provide knowledge and skills to advance racial equity within Snohomish County & beyond.
After you receive your invitation to participate in the 2020 census (between March 12-20), drop in at this event and we will have someone available to walk you through the questionnaire and support you as needed.
Lynnwood Convention Center.
3711 196th Street S.W.
Lynnwood, Washington 98036
Assistance available in English and Spanish. Other languages upon request at Vanesa.Gutierrez@snoco.org
Everett Community College. Jackson Conference Center 106.
2000 Tower Street, Everett WA 98201
Sno-Isle Library – Monroe Branch.
1070 Village Way, Monroe, WA 98272
Community Easter Egg Hunt
More details TBD
Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce. Annual Dinner/Auction.
Table (8): $320
For tickets, visit www.skyvalleychamber.com or call (360)793-0983. In person at 320 Main St. Sultan, WA.
After you receive your invitation to participate in the 2020 census (between March 12-20), drop in at this location and we will have a community leader available to walk you through the questionnaire and support you as needed.
Después de recibir su invitación para participar en el censo del 2020 (entre marzo 12 y 20), venga en cualquier momento en el horario establecido a esta ubicación y tendremos un líder comunitario preparado para resolver sus dudas y ayudarle a llenar su formulario.
Silent Auction 5pm. Dinner 6pm. Live Auction 7pm.
Camp Huston. 14725 Ley Rd. Gold Bar, WA.
Civic Engagement Family Night
Noche entre Familia. Gratis. Free.
This event seeks to educate Latino/Hispanic families in East Snohomish County about educational options at EvCC. There will also be a community resource fair.
Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA. 14033 Fryelands Blvd, Monroe, WA 98272.
This event seeks to educate Asian/Pacific Islander families in East Snohomish County about educational options at EvCC. There will also be a community resource fair.
Stronger Together – Building Unity Through Community
A multi-community cultural event about exploring surface, shallow and deep cultures that we each bring to our communities. We will be building unity through community dialogue, activities, education, entertainment, food and fun. During Stronger Together, attendees will experience culture, they will explore their own culture, and they will have many opportunities to interact with and celebrate the cultures from our communities.
Downtown Arlington. Legion Park.