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The Kansas City Complete Count Committee, appointed by Mayor Mark Funkhouser, is working to encourage a complete count of Kansas City, Mo.’s, population for the 2010 Census. Getting a full count in urban areas where participation rates are traditionally lower is difficult. In recent years, many cities, including Kansas City, Mo., have challenged census numbers as too low. The City’s successful challenge to the population estimates made by the U.S. Census Bureau resulted in an increase of about 50,000 people to Kansas City’s official population. However, challenge opportunities will not be available after the 2010 Census is completed. That is why it is critical that every Kansas City resident be counted in the 2010 Census.
Members of the Kansas City Complete Count Committee include:
Alicia Douglas, director, Community Relations and Outreach, Rockhurst University
Andre Riley, communications specialist, Kansas City, Mo., School District
Andrea Wood, editor, Jackson County Advocate
Anita Parran, associate state director for public affairs, AARP Missouri
Bill Nigro, Westport business owner
Carla Williams, Swope Parkway/Elmwood Neighborhood Association
Darby Peoples, dean of students, Avila University
Denise Douglas, manager of community relations and communications, Metropolitan Community Colleges
Edwin Lowndes, executive director, Housing Authority of Kansas City, Mo.
Eric Wesson, reporter, Kansas City Call
Erika Noguera, community services coordinator, Mattie Rhodes Center
Farah Abdi, executive director, Somali Foundation
Gina Gowin, director, Development and Public Relations, Alphapointe Association for the Blind
Jim Rice, executive director, Northeast Neighborhoods Inc.
Jo Ann Wesson, president, Ruskin Hills Neighborhood Association
Joe Arce, publisher, KC Hispanic News
Joseph Matovu, assistant executive director, The Whole Person
Julie Warm, member, Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities
Kimiko Gilmore, assistant to the city manger, City of Kansas City, Mo.
Matt Tapp, director, Planning and Zoning Department, Clay County, Mo.
Michael Bushnell, publisher, Northeast News
Mona Perry, employment specialist, American Indian Council
Nicole Kirby, director, Communications Services, Park Hill School District
Patrick Danley, director, Beyond the Conviction
Robbie Makinen, economic development coordinator, Jackson County, Mo.
Sam Alpert, board of directors, Heartland Apartment Association
Sandy Mayer, special projects coordinator for the county executive, Jackson County, Mo.
Sarah Boyd, media unit, Kansas City, Mo., Police Department
Sharon Sanders Brooks, councilmember, 3rd District, City of Kansas City, Mo.
Stancia Jenkins, assistant vice chancellor, Community and Public Affairs, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Steve Lebofsky, development specialist, City Planning and Development Department, City of Kansas City, Mo.
Tracie McClendon-Cole, coordinator, Municipal Justice Program, City of Kansas City, Mo.
Will Royster, board member, Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Association
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