The bipartisan New York State Complete Count Commission was created to inform and help direct the State's efforts in the upcoming 2020 Census. The Commission is analyzing previous Census undercounts and recommending ways to ensure a full and complete count for the 2020 Census.
Nationwide, hard-to-count population includes children under five years of age, people who live in dense urban settings and in very rural locations, immigrants, people of color and people who live in poverty. New York state has a disproportionally large number of people who fit into these categories.
The Commission is holding public hearings and events to gain public input, establish working groups, and develop a comprehensive action plan for state, local, and non-governmental organizations to ensure an accurate count for the 2020 Census. To learn more about the public hearings and how to participate, click here.
- Co-Chair: Rossana Rosado, New York State Secretary of State
- Co-Chair: Jim Malatras, President, Rockefeller Institute of Government
- Steve Bellone, Suffolk County Executive
- Karim Camara, Executive Director and Deputy Commissioner, Governor's Office of Faith-Based Community Development
- Bitta Mostofi, Commissioner of the New York City Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs
- Roberta Reardon, Commissioner, New York State Department of Labor
- Joseph Salvo, Chief Demographic Officer, New York City Planning Department
- Lovely Warren, Mayor of the City of Rochester
Speaker of the Assembly Appointments:
- Adam J. Bello, Monroe County Clerk
- Jose Calderón, President of the Hispanic Federation
- Esmeralda Simmons, Founder & Executive Director, Center for Law & Social Justice at Medgar Evers College, CUNY
Minority Leader of the Assembly Appointment:
- Lauren Moore, Executive Director, Pioneer Library System
Temporary President of the Senate Appointments:
- Andrew A. Beveridge, Ph.D., President and CEO of Social Explorer & Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York
- Byron W. Brown, Mayor, City of Buffalo
- Héctor J. Figueroa, President of 32BJ Service Employees International Union
- Henry A. Garrido, Executive Director of District Council 37*
Minority Leader of the Senate Appointment:
*Commissioner Garrido was appointed to the Commission on October 1, 2019, replacing Commissioner Figueroa after his untimely passing.