Thank You and Celebration!

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
– Nelson Mandela
Dear Ventura County 2020 Census Complete Count Committee,
I just love this quote by Nelson Mandela and think it pretty much sums up these past two years of our 2020 Census Complete Count efforts, lol!
Seriously, what we’ve accomplished together is just amazing! Because of you, Ventura County has gone from being 59th out of more than 3,400 communities at-risk of an undercount, to being in the top 95th percentile in the nation for an accurate count. This is historic! And the impact will be felt for generations. 
We are working on coordinating a meaningful virtual celebration and would love your ideas! We will send more details in the very near future. 
In the meantime, we wanted to send a quick summary of the self-response rates as of 10/15/2020 for Ventura County:
  • U.S. – 66.9%
  • CA – 69.6%
  • Ventura County – 76.7%
By City
  • Moorpark – 83.5% (ranked 19th in the State of CA!)
  • Camarillo – 83.3%
  • Thousand Oaks – 82.2%
  • Simi Valley – 82.2%
  • San Buenaventura – 75.6%
  • Santa Paula – 75.2%
  • Ojai – 73.6%
  • Fillmore – 72.6%
  • Oxnard – 69.9%
  • Port Hueneme – 68.9%
Please take a moment with me to pause and just imagine the difference that you have made. I’m so proud of each of you and can’t wait to see what we tackle next! Broadband equity for all? High quality preschool for all? Climate change? No matter what, I can’t imagine anyone I’d rather have by my side than each of you. 
In celebration and heartfelt gratitude,
President and CEO
Ventura County Community Foundation

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