Media Release

National Census Road Tour Stops in Gainesville

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 1:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The 2010 Census Portrait of America Road Tour (part of the largest civic outreach and awareness campaign in United States history) will stop in Gainesville on Wednesday, March 10th, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Farmers Market at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza (111 E University Avenue, Gainesville).

The road tour will attempt to motivate America's growing and increasingly diverse population to complete and mail back the 10-question Census form when it arrives in the mail between March 15 - 17, 2010.  Traveling for more than 1,540 days and more than 150,000 miles across the country, 13 road tour vehicles will provide the public with an educational, engaging and interactive experience that brings the 2010 Census to life.

Participants can learn about the 2010 Census and the positive impact their participation can have on our local community and the nation.  Attendees will be able to view a sample 2010 Census form and learn how the information collected is used.

The Representation vehicle - assigned to the Southeast Region - will be parked near the plaza during the weekly Farmers Market.  The vehicle's theme makes the point that the census is a key tool to support our country's democracy and ensure that everyone is represented.  Census numbers are used to apportion seats in the United States House of Representatives among the states.

For more information, click here, or contact Alachua County Senior Planner, Ivy Bell at 352-374-5249.



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).