Wood Village: A Few Minutes will Change the Next 10 Years!
Starting on March 12, every household will be asked to respond to the 2020 Census. You will receive a mailing from the U.S. Census Bureau with instructions to visit their website and fill the questionnaire out online. Expect to spend about 10 minutes per person in the home.
The City of Wood Village will provide mobile Census Assistance throughout our community. We want to partner with apartment complexes, mobile home parks, local businesses, and churches to offer Census Assistance at your location. Please consider partnering with our City to offer this service. Contact our Census Coordinator Cristal Otero at (503) 674-6236 to learn more about this effort.
Our community has so many amazing volunteers; we hope you consider joining us in our efforts to have our community accurately represented in the 2020 Census. We have partnered with the Fairview and Troutdale Libraries to offer Census Assistance on the weekends. We will have a Census Coordinator organizing these events and we are seeking volunteers to help offer assistance. Volunteers can sign up on our website on our Census 2020 news post, and while you are there check out our 2020 Census Calendar.
Why Should I Care About the Census?
During the 2010 Census, Wood Village and Fairview shared a census tract that had the 3rd lowest response-rate in Oregon and the lowest response-rate in Multnomah County. This indicates that we likely have a population undercount, which means we are not receiving the resources we need to meet our needs. We are a smaller City within a large county and in order to fight for our fair share we must have everyone represented.
Census Employment Opportunities
- March 6: African American and African Immigrant Recruitment Event, sponsored by Beyond Black, HomeForward, and the U.S. Census Bureau. 3:00-6:00pm at Fairview City Hall, on the 2nd floor in Council Chambers.
- March 7: Latino Network and East County Rising Hiring Event for Census Field Teams. Bring completed application for on-the-spot interviews (applications available on their websites). 8:00-3:00pm at Fairview City Hall, on the 2nd floor in Council Chambers.
- March 9: Veterans Recruitment Event, sponsored by Wood Village and Fairview Census Committee and the U.S. Census Bureau. Veterans will be given hiring preference for U.S. Census jobs. 3:00-6:00pm at Fairview City Hall, on the 2nd floor in Council Chambers.
If you want to work for the Census Bureau you can apply anytime online at Census 2020 site.