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.


Upcoming Census Events

Census Presentations with Senior Services

Description: This event will provide an overview of the importance of the census, the steps to take it this year, FAQ, scams and questions from the crowd.


Friday, March 6th, 12pm at North Midland Family Center & Thursday, March 12th, 12:40pm at Coleman Senior Services


Take the Census at the Legacy Center!

Description: We have iPads available with secure Internet access and can assist with filling out the census. We also have a dedicated phone room where individuals can call to take the census and speak with someone in their own language.

Location: The Legacy Center, 3200 James Savage Rd Ste. 5, Midland, MI 48642

Resources will be available every Monday through Thursday, 9am-6:30pm, and Friday, 9am-2pm.


Get Counted with Clifford!

Description: Grown ups can take the census while little ones enjoy a story with Clifford.  There will also be a craft to make and a snack to eat!

Location: The Orchard Room at Grace A. Dow Memorial Library

1710 W. Saint Andrews Rd, Midland MI

April 1st, 2020 11:00am-2:00pm.


Collaborative Census 2020 Event — Be Counted! with Midland County ESA

Description: Multiple agencies housed at Longview will be involved in order to allow families to come to a quiet place to fill out the census electronically (technology available). There will be a drawing for gift cards for those willing to put their name in the basket for the drawing on their way out!

Location: Longview Early Childhood Center, 337 Lemke, Midland, MI  48642 (Conference Room A)

April 14 from 7:00 am to 4:00 p.m. & April 21 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Census Night & Open House with Greater Midland Family Centers

Description: Open House style event with drop in program opportunities, dinner and census resources, one-on-one help, technology, tech support and child activities. 

Coleman Family Center: April 30th 4:30-6:30pm

North Family Center: May 14th 4:30-6:30pm


Community Action Counts!

Description: Be Counted at local commodity distributions! Need help filling out the 2020 Census? We can help. 

Essexville Community Church: April 6th 12:20pm-1:30pm, May 4th 12:20pm-1:30pm, & June 1st 12:20pm-1:30pm

Sanford American Legion: April 7th 10:30am-11:30am, May 5th 10:30am-11:30am, & June 2nd 10:30am-11:30am

Greendale Township Hall: April 7th 1pm-2pm, May 5th 1pm-2pm, & June 2nd 1pm-2pm

Bay County Community Center: April 8th 1pm-2:30pm, May 13th 1pm-2:30pm, & June 10th 1pm-2:30pm

Pinioning United Methodist: April 14th 1pm-2pm, May 12th 1pm-2pm, & June 9th 1pm-2pm


Census Days with Senior Services

Description: Assistance and technology will be provided to fill out the census.

Sanford Senior Services: April 9th 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., May 14th 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., June 11th 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., & June 9th 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Coleman Senior Services: April 13th 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., May 13th 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., June 10th 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., & July 8th 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Trailside Senior Services: April 15th 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., June 17th 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., & July 15th 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

North Midland Family Center Senior Services: April 17th 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., May 15th 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., June 19th 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., & July 17th 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

West Midland Family Center Senior Services: April 27th 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., May 27th 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., June 24th 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., & July 22nd 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


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.


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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
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