Last Meeting Update

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Be sure to join us at the next Ventura County 2020 Census Complete Count Committee meeting on
Wednesday, October 9 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at VCCF, 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd in Camarillo.

Ventura County 2020 Census Implementation Planning Workshop Thursday, October 10, 4-8pm

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We invite you to join us for the Ventura County 2020 Census Implementation Planning Workshop.
This workshop is critical as it will help create a shared understanding of Census priorities, approaches, strategies, roles and
responsibilities to ensure an accurate, complete and inclusive count of all Ventura County residents.
Thursday, October 10 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm
VCCF, 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd in Camarillo.

New Census Volunteer Sign Up Tool

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As mentioned in the August 27 Complete Count Committee meeting, Matter Labs (special thanks to them!) has developed a new online platform that will help us to better coordinate volunteer activities and share information. Please sign up today by clicking on the link below. Also, please share with everyone you know is interested in joining the Census outreach.

Committee Member Spotlights

Somos Vecinos. We Are neighbors. 

Zubi Ruth Olin , Partnership Specialist with the United States Census

Zubi Ruth Olin Zubi Ruth Olin, Partnership Specialist with the United States Census will be aiding Ventura, Santa Barbara and SLO counties with regional outreach. Prior to working for the Federal Government, Zubi, a Cal Lutheran graduate worked for the Los Angeles Kings and LA Dodgers fundraising for their local foundations. Zubi and her fellow Partnership Specialists Ken Maryanski, Justine Fischer and Dianna Guevara are here to assist all CCC committee members with events, speaking engagements and planning meetings. Throughout the year the team will be working with local school districts, businesses, non-profits and more to spread the word about the Census. Please reach out to Zubi and her fellow partnership specialists with any needs you have

Miguel Orozco, President of Nueva Vista Media, Inc.

Miguel OrozcoMiguel started his career in Washington, DC on the Hill as a U.S. Senate staffer. He’s held various program analyst and management positions at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the Chicago Job Corps Center and the National Office of Job Corps in Washington, DC.  Miguel obtained a Master’s degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh. In 2019, Miguel Orozco received an MFA in creative writing from Mount Saint Mary’s University. In 2007, Miguel launched Nueva Vista Media, a digital media company that develops outreach strategies and multi-platform campaigns for diverse communities.  Nueva Vista Media has created local and national outreach campaigns for The California Endowment, the U.S. Dept. of Education, and a National Parent Engagement Campaign sponsored by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and the Ad Council.  In 2016, Miguel founded Ánimo Film + Theatre, a non-profit organization to produce films and plays to increase cultural awareness of diverse communities.  Recently, Miguel wrote, directed, and produced the award-winning short film “Mixteco Boy” (Ojai and Oaxaca Film Festivals), directed and produced the award-winning short documentary, American Migrant Stories, and produced and directed the theatre play, “El Bracero – A Mariachi Opera.”

Ben Suber, GIS Manager for Schmitz & Associates in Agoura Hills

Ben Suber Ben Suber, who is part of the Complete Count Committee, is the GIS Manager for Schmitz & Associates in Agoura Hills. A Tempe, Arizona native and an Eagle Scout, Ben earned a BS in Regional Development from the University of Arizona in 2009 and earned two Master’s Degrees, including an MPP from Pepperdine University in 2012 and an MS in GIS & Technology from USC in 2017. Ben joined the Complete Count Committee in August 2019 through the recommendation of Pepperdine University Davenport Institute Executive Director Ashley Labosier. His GIS experience & enthusiasm will come in handy for the Complete Count Committee in instructing the public on how to use web maps for Census 2020, advise on demographic trends and even the use of GIS to pinpoint outreach opportunities for Hard-to-Count Census Tracts And Blocks.

Sub-Committee Highlights

Community Based Organizations & HHS
Cynder Sinclair, Community Action
Sonia Kroth, Co. of Ventura Human Services
Meetings: Last Monday of month, 10:00 a.m. VCCF: Founders
Conference Room
Business/Economic Groups
Rebecca Evans, Ventura County Workforce Development Board
Gary Cushing, Camarillo Chamber of Commerce
Meetings: Not established
Faith-Based Organizations
Susan Seale
Gloria Massey Chinea
 Meetings: Not established
Education & Outreach
Jack Hinojosa, Child Development Resources
Heather Cousin, City of Thousand Oaks
Meetings: 3rd Thursday of month
10 a.m. -12 p.m.
CDR: Conference Rooms A&B
Everybody Counts
Genevieve Flores-Haro, MICOP
Meetings: Established monthly
Government Coordination
Trevor Zierhut, Zierhut Consulting
Betsy Patterson, League of Women
Meetings: 2nd Thursday of month
3:30-5:00 p.m. Camarillo City Hall:
Central Conf. Rm.
PR, Marketing & Media Co-chair
Natalie Hernandez, County of Ventura
Meetings: Not established
Philanthropic Coordination
Claudia Armann
McCune Foundation
Meetings: Not established

Interested in joining a subcommittee? Please reach out by filling out the contact form below and select “Subcommittee.”

A Lot Riding on 2020 Census

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On Sunday, Sept 15 the Ventura County Star published an editorial by Rebecca Evans and Vanessa Bechtel discussing that there’s “A lot riding on the 2020 Census.”
“Ventura County has a population of about 850,000. An estimated 251,000 are at risk of not being counted. Out of the over 3,000 counties in the U.S., Ventura County ranks as 59th most at-risk of an undercount in the 2020 Census. Close to $2 billion or more in funding for our community over the next 10 years is projected to be lost due to an undercount — that is, if we fail to take action as a community…” 
Read the full article below.

Why the 2020 Census is Good for Latino Small Business

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The Latino Community Foundation recently released an important blog on how Latino small-business owners can ensure an accurate count in the #2020Census. 

Census Discussions in the Community

If you would like to request a presentation, please reach out by filling out the contact form below and select “Request a Speaker.”

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