The city of Goodyear continues to experience rapid growth, so information collected in the upcoming census could have critical impacts on public policy, funding, and political representation. The goal of the 2020 Census is to count everyone once, only once and in the right place.
Official Census Day is April 1, 2020.
Goodyear Complete Count Committee
Goodyear has launched a Complete Count Committee (CCC). This group of 20+ Goodyear residents will be working to inform fellow neighbors about the upcoming Census. They are from geographically diverse communities; Palm Valley and PebbleCreek in the north, to Canyon Trails, Estrella Vista and historic areas in the middle of town, and up the hill to Estrella and CantaMia in southern Goodyear.
- plan and implement a public education campaign to promote timely Census responses
- represent your neighborhood in activating and engaging residents around the importance of a complete count
- ensure all of your neighbors are counted
Hop and Hops 🐰 (April 2019)
During the Hop and Hops event, members of the Complete Count Committee hosted their first 2020 Census engagement event. The committee set up a booth utilizing the Goodyear Topics on the Move (T.O.M.) van. The committee had census banners and information boards about the census. In order to build excitement, the committee had a jelly bean guessing contest. The number of jelly beans correlated to the amount of dollars, each person counted in the Census, brings in to the state and local community. The jelly beans were displayed inside of a decorative glass drink dispenser; the winner closest to the correct number won the jar and jellybeans. Between 260 – 340 people visited the Census booth; 87 people used iPads to submit their guess.
During the Star Spangled 4th, you will see members of your Complete Count Committee mingling with residents and visitors. You can't miss them as they will have on brightly colored, decorative vests. Be sure to say hi, they will have fun Census themed chachkies to give-a-way.
👀 Keep an eye out for the yellow vests! Our Goodyear Complete Count Committee members are looking to engage neighbors in the Census process - ensuring we get our fair share of Federal and State dollars.💰
For More Information on Goodyear's 2020 Census Efforts