Next Complete Count Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 12, 9-11am
NEW LOCATION at VCOE
Jan. 16 CCC Meeting Follow-Up
Save the Date! Census Kick-Off Event
Join us as we celebrate the official Census Day!
Third Round of Funding Applications Due Feb. 29
~ Two Ways to Apply ~
We are grateful for the work and commitment of our first and second round grantees!
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Reminder: CBO Grantees Training Sessions
for Business Owners
(under Complete Count Committees)
Community Highlight: Animal Census Days at America's Teaching Zoo
On Feb. 8 and Feb. 9, America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College and the City of Moorpark’s 2020
Census Complete Count Committee held Animal Census Days where children could learn about the U.S. Census by helping the zoo count its animals and learn why we all count!
Committee Member Spotlights
Somos Vecinos. We Are neighbors.
Natalie Harnandez, Chair of PR & Marketing Subcommittee, Assistant Public Information Officer, County of Ventura. Natalie Hernández is the Assistant Public Information Officer for the County of Ventura, specializing in bilingual communications that extend the County’s outreach into Spanish-speaking communities and supports the County’s overall public information program throughout its 25 agencies. Natalie manages communications with Latino media, as well as supports digital communications and key messaging to Spanish-speaking residents. She serves as the Public Relations & Marketing Sub-committee Chair for the Ventura County Complete County Committee and manages the marketing and awareness campaign for local Census outreach.
Natalie has more than eight years of domestic and international marketing and public relations experience in the nonprofit and corporate sector, as well as over a decade of experience in translating, transcribing and interpreting from English to Spanish and vice versa.
She holds a BA in Spanish from Azusa Pacific University and an MA in Latin American and Iberian studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Ken Maryanski, Partnership Specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau in Ventura County. Ken is a former longtime journalist now putting his communications skills to work on the 2020 Census. As a newspaper reporter and editor in the Bay Area, he covered the Loma Prieta earthquake, the Oakland Hills fire, and yes, the 1990 Census before landing an editing job 20 years ago at the Ventura County Star.
He led The Star’s coverage of breaking news, education, courts, business and just about everything else at various times. Most recently he served as the news organization’s opinion editor, writing editorials and the Pa Ventura column. When The Star downsized in 2019, he was grateful to land a job with the Census Bureau.
Journalism is, above all else, a public service that informs and educates the public, and Ken believes the same is true for his new job. Helping Ventura County understand the complex undertaking and importance of the 2020 Census is both challenging and rewarding for him. “Some people consider participating in the census as important as voting,” the Census Bureau wrote more than 20 years ago. “But, unlike voting, the census touches everyone living in the United States – regardless of age or citizenship status.”