Event Details


Thursday, January 23, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


The Lynch Pin Role Township Officials Play in the 2020 Census

As a trusted voice in your community, you are critical to the success of the 2020 Census. The Census determines representation in government, how much funding your community receives and provides data to help you plan for the future. This session will provide you with the what, why and how of the Census in your community.


Ellisa Johnson
Ellisa Johnson has worked for the Census Bureau since December of 2008, when she held the position(s) as Data Dissemination Specialist for the State of Illinois and National Partnership Coordinator during the 2010 Decennial Census. As the National Partnership Coordinator for the Chicago Regional Census Bureau, she was responsible for developing census partnerships with national corporations, national associations, governors and large city mayors. Prior to serving as the Regional National Partnership Coordinator, she worked for Cook County Government as the Grants Coordinator for the Department of Planning and Development. Her primary focus was the management of the county’s federal grant programs, which included the Community Development Block Grant Program, the HOME Investment Partnership Program and the Emergency Shelter Grant Program. These programs had a total annual budget of more than $100 million for community project funding. In 1998, Johnson was appointed by the Board Chairman as the Project Coordinator for the 2000 Cook County Complete Count Committee Program. The County efforts under her leadership have been identified as one of the largest volunteer efforts with over 360 non-paid members, and achieved an increase in participation rates in several hard to count communities throughout Cook County.