Press Release July 20, 2020
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The City of Oxford
Participates in GMA’s 2020 Census Challenge
OXFORD, GA – City Manager Matt Pepper is heading up the City of Oxford’s participation in the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) 2020 Census Challenge to increase response rates within the city. The challenge began on July 13 and concludes on Aug. 28.
GMA provided each participating city with resources to help improve
residents’ Census response rates. Cities
will be recognized for their achievement by GMA’s 12 districts based on the
percentage increase of their response rate. The cities with the highest
increase will be featured in Georgia’s Cities magazine and on GMA’s digital
“The importance of obtaining an accurate count for the 2020
Census cannot be overstated, as it will determine your city’s federal funding
for the next 10 years,” said Holger Loewendorf, GMA research manager, “Do your
part to make sure Every. One. Counts.”
He also encouraged cities and residents to visit www.2020census.gov
today for more information.
Created in 1933, the Georgia Municipal Association is the
only state organization that represents municipal governments in Georgia. Based
in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, non-profit organization that provides
legislative advocacy, educational, employee benefit and technical consulting
services to its members. GMA currently represents 537 cities in Georgia.