What is April 1? Yes, it's April Fool's Day, but in 2020 it's also Census Day. But
how and why did the Census begin? How is data collected, and what is it used
for? What languages will the Census be available in, and how many different
ways can the Census be taken? Why is the Decennial Census so important to
us? What is the role of a Partnership Specialist in this process? Join Nancy
Agostine and Sean Silman, Partnership Specialists, as they answers these questions and more
in this special public presentation.
– Nancy Agostine and Sean Silman, Partnership Specialists, U.S. Dept. of
Commerce – Bureau of Census Philadelphia Regional Census Center
This event will take place at Mercyhurst North East Ridge Library (16 W Division St., North East, PA 16428)
Sean Silman, a Partnership Specialist, is with the Philadelphia Regional Census
Center, which includes Erie County. He retired from the Navy in 2016 after a 20-year
career, where he specialized in Navy recruiting and Mine Warfare Mission Planning.
As a Partnership Specialist in the Census Bureau, Silman is putting his military
experience into action and is tasked with looking for and building partnerships across
government, nonprofit, corporate, faith-based, and community organizations to
spread the message and mobilize to support the goal of a fair and accurate count.