Census 2020: Oregon and Washington Planning Efforts

 

1.  Oregon’s Census Project Manager—Aldo Solano

Aldo Solano serves as Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s Census Project Manager. He has previous policy and leadership experience from his roles at the Oregon Latino Health Coalition, CAPACES Leadership Institute, and Accion Politica PCUNista. Solano is charged with being the Governor’s point person for all-things Census 2020, including the challenge of working to ensure an accurate count statewide.

2. Washington’s Complete Count Committee Coordinator—Lisa McLean

Lisa McLean comes to the State of Washington’s Office of Financial Management (OFM) having spent nearly twenty years with the National Democratic Institute (NDI), a non-profit that works to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide. McLean’s work with NDI included stints directing the organization's efforts in Iraq, Kenya, Montenegro, Croatia, and Slovakia. At OFM, McLean will be charged with developing and executing a statewide strategy to attain the most accurate enumeration of Washingtonians, including historically hard-to-count individuals, for Census 2020.

3. Census Equity Funders Committee of Oregon (CEFCO)

From their website: “As Oregon funders, we recognize the critical nature of the federal census to all the populations we aim to serve in our individual organizations, particularly (though not exclusively) because census data will affect the allocation of state and federal resources to those populations for a decade or more. We believe that collaborating and coordinating our approach as funders is the best way to support an accurate count in 2020, which in turn supports recognition of and public funding for Oregon communities.”

More on the below philanthropic organizations involved with CEFCO is available on their website.

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Jason Jurjevich