In a joint effort to increase Census response numbers in the city, Mayor Eddie Moran declared Tuesday, July 21, as Reading’s 2020 Census Day.
The day began with the Mayor, City Council members, and US Census Representatives walking the streets of Reading talking with residents about the importance of filling out the Census questionnaire.
“Completing the 2020 Census is an essential part in obtaining the necessary funding to support our foundational pillars and reach our goals” said Mayor Eddie Moran.
“When I was presented with the idea of a Census Day, I couldn’t think of a better way to connect with our residents.”
To travel around the city and to engage the public, the Mayor put together a caravan of city vehicles including Reading Police, Fire, Water Authority, and Public Works. In addition, local radio station Mega 92.9 FM provided music during the outing.
Census Bureau officials accompanied the group to answer questions and concerns related to the census, helping residents complete the census questionnaire on the spot using tablets.
“It’s a new decade and a new day for Reading. I am working tirelessly to build a better Reading” said Mayor Moran.
For those who work during the day, officials will be available at City Park from 3:30pm to 5pm for residents to talk with Census representatives. In an effort to maintain health and safety measures, officials say social distancing, masks and other measures will be enforced at all times.