2020 Census Hub

The Great Lakes Bay Regional Census Hub was established to ensure the region received an accurate count in the 2020 census. Midland, Saginaw, Bay City and Mt. Pleasant community foundations partnered together on this project. The Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance, located in Freeland, housed the Census Hub.

To view the full 2020 Census Report for the Great Lakes Bay Region, click here.

 

Meet the Great Lakes Bay Region Census Hub Coordinator

Chloe Updegraff, MPH, Great Lakes Bay Region Census Hub Coordinator

Chloe Updegraff is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Public Health, where she received her Master’s Degree in Public Health. Chloe has experience working in diverse communities, from rural Haiti to Tribal populations in Michigan, with the goal of improving health and well-being among all community members. As the Census Hub Coordinator for the Great Lakes Bay Region, Chloe will be working to ensure the region gets a complete and accurate count in the upcoming 2020 Census. For this Census, working with local non-profits, community organizations, and local government officials will be extremely important, due to some Census Bureau constraints and many barriers for traditionally hard-to-count populations. Chloe will be working closely with local organizations by providing education, training, partnership, funding, and support to assure an accurate count of the region (especially in hardest-to-count populations), as well as giving an important voice to each resident of the Great Lakes Bay Region. The Great Lakes Bay Regional Census Hub is a partnership between the Midland Area Community Foundation, Saginaw Community Foundation, Bay Area Community Foundation, Mount Pleasant Area Community Foundation, and the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance.

Initiatives

2020 Census Hub Established to ensure our region gets an accurate count in the upcoming 2020 census
Access to Recreation Allowing everyone the opportunity to get out and explore
Cultural Awareness Coalition Our Mission: To promote, encourage, share and sustain cultural awareness throughout Midland.
Exploring Our Future Ensuring Midland remains a strong, vibrant, welcoming community well into the future
Midland Area Youth Action Council Providing grantmaking and other philanthropic opportunities to area youth
Midland Believes Midland Believes is a different kind of scholarship targeting economically disadvantaged and first-generation college-going students i.e. none of the parents/guardians have earned a college degree
Midland County Career and College Access Network (CCAN) Working to provide everyone in Midland County access to postsecondary education
Public Arts Midland Public Arts Midland is a space to help people create connections through public art.
Ready For School The goal of this initiative is for every child in Midland County to receive at least one year of high-quality preschool prior to kindergarten.
River Days The free family event culminates with a spectacular fireworks show
Santa House Each year, Santa comes to Midland on the Tuesday evening after Thanksgiving. He arrives at the Tridge, makes his way up Ashman St. and helps our community light the Courthouse for the Holidays. Then he makes his way over to the Santa House where he brings joy to the community throughout the Christmas season.
The Big Give A men's Giving Circle impacting nonprofits in Midland County
Violence Prevention Partnership Promoting the safety and well-being of our citizens