Mayor Bottoms appoints Board Member Mitchell to the Atlanta Complete Count Census Committee. The U.S. Constitution mandates every person living in the United States be counted every 10 years. This includes all ages, races, ethnic groups and citizenship status, including non-citizens.
An accurate count is critical to ensure Atlanta receives its fair share of public resources to support everything from Head Start to public transportation.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms launched ATL Counts Census 2020 – a year-long effort to educate and mobilize Atlanta residents for the upcoming decennial Census. Congressman John Lewis will join Mayor Bottoms to serve as Co-Chair of ATL Counts and help lead a diverse group of corporate and civic partners who have been identified to serve on the Atlanta Complete Count Census Committee.