Be Counted

WATCH: 2019 Mackinac Policy Conference session on statewide 2020 Census efforts.

Read the takeaways from this session.

WATCH: 2019 Detroit Policy Conference session on the City of Detroit’s 2020 Census focus.

Read the takeaways from this session.

Through the Be Counted Detroit 2020, Census 2020 Michigan Nonprofits Count Campaign, and Southeast Michigan Counts campaigns, the state and local governments, nonprofits, civic organizations and businesses are mobilizing efforts to encourage participation in the census in communities that are at significant risk of being undercounted.

The census is vital for several reasons: to illustrate and address local needs, for businesses to connect with customers, and for governments to equitably distribute funds to improve roads, schools, and communities.

Learn more about the importance of an accurate count by signing up for the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan’s 2020 Census Newsletter at

Engage with a Complete Count Committees from across the region:

Bloomfield Township Complete Count Committee

Contact: Jan Roncelli

Dearborn Complete Count Committee

Contact: Jawad Chaudhry

Detroit Complete Count Committee

Contact: Victoria Kovari

Ferndale Complete Count Committee

Contact: Justin Lyons

Grosse Pointe Complete Count Committee

Contact: Jennifer Palms Boettcher

Highland Park Complete Count Committee

Contact: Anistia Thomas

Oakland County Complete Count Committee

Contact: Sandy O’Brien or Janet Jackson

Oak Park Complete Count Committee

Contact: Crystal VanVleck

Pontiac Complete Count Committee

Contact: Tameka Ramsey

Royal Oak Complete Count Committee

Contact: James Krizen

Sterling Heights Complete Count Committee

Contact: Melanie Ryska

Wayne County Complete Count Committee

Contact: Zaineb A. Hussein