2020 Census Hub

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

The work of the census hub is supported by the state-wide Census 2020 Michigan Nonprofits Count Campaign, managed by the Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) in partnership with the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF).

Download the Great Lakes Bay Region Census Toolkit.

Download the Midland Census Handout.

Low response rate and Internet service maps

Low access to Internet correlates with a lower response rate for the census. The Census Hub is working with local nonprofits to help spread the word in rural communities and highlight the importance of an accurate 2020 census count.

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 wellbeing among community members. As the newly appointed Census Hub Coordinator for the Great Lakes Bay Region, Chloe will be working to ensure the region gets an 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 the potential of an immigration status question which could prevent immigrant populations from feeling comfortable taking part in the Census. Chloe will be working closely with local organizations by providing support, training, partnership, and funding to assure an accurate count of the region (especially in hard-to-count populations), as well as giving an important voice to each resident of the Great Lakes Bay area.

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 Celebrating diversity and diverse points of view
Exploring Our Future Ensuring Midland remains a strong, vibrant, welcoming community well into the future
Midland County Career and College Access Network (CCAN) Working to provide everyone in Midland County access to postsecondary education
Midland County Youth Action Council (MCYAC) Providing grantmaking and other philanthropic opportunities to area youth
RiverDays The free family event culminates with a spectacular fireworks show
Santa House Each year, Santa comes to Midland on the Tuesday evening after Thanksgiving.
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