Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Launches ATL Counts Ahead of Census 2020

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms launched ATLcounts Census 2020 – a year-long effort to educate and mobilize Atlanta residents for the upcoming decennial Census. This citywide campaign has an aggressive mission to reach, teach and count every person living in the City of Atlanta. The U.S. Constitution mandates every person living in the United States be counted every 10 years. This includes all ages, races, ethnic groups and citizenship status, including non-citizens. An accurate count is critical to ensure Atlanta receives its fair share of public resources to support everything from Head Start to public transportation.

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

“This is more than just a count. The Census is about representation of each resident and ensuring our communities are reflective of the Atlanta we see every day. We have put together a team that represents the diversity of all Atlantans to ensure no one is left behind. I am confident that with everyone working together, we can get to an accurate count.”

Congressman John Lewis will join Mayor Bottoms to serve as Co-Chair of ATL Counts and help lead a diverse group of corporate and civic partners who have been identified to serve on the Atlanta Complete Count Committee.

This group, in coordination with the U.S. Census Bureau, will implement a strategic action plan to ensure the city’s most difficult-to-reach populations are counted – an aggressive 80 percent Census form return goal has been set.

Additionally, targeted outreach will be conducted, and specialized subcommittees will be established to further ensure every person is counted from newborns to college students; from the Southside to Northside; from our immigrant communities to our homeless population.  With the help of the Complete Count Committee, Atlanta will count everyone.

Atlanta Complete Count Committee

OrganizationFirst NameLast Name
Atlanta City CouncilAndreaBoone
Atlanta City CouncilJoyceSheperd
Southern Center for Human RightsSaraTotonchi
School BoardErikaMitchell
Grady HospitalJohnHaupert
WorkSource AtlantaKimberlynDaniels
Women on the RiseMarilynWinn
Office of Human ServicesPrestonBrant
Partnership for Southern EquityNathanielSmith
Mercy HousingJamesAlexander
Atlanta HousingHowardGrant
Georgia EqualityJeffGraham
Lost N Found YouthAlvinHuntspon
Coalition for the People's AgendaHelenButler
Concerned Black ClergyRev. BettyeHolland Williams
American Jewish CommitteeDovWilker
Center for Civic InnovationRohitMalhotra
Urban LeagueNancyFlake-Johnson
Gateway 24/7RaphaelHolloway
State RepresentativeSheilaJones
State SenatorNikemaWilliams
Georgia State UniversityMarkBecker
Atlanta Technical CollegeVictoriaSeals
North Georgia Building TradesRandyBeall
Mayor's Office of EquityWilliamHawthorne
Welcoming AtlantaMichelleMaziar
Planning DepartmentTimKeane
Mayor's Office of ResilienceAmolNaik
Latin American AssociationAnibalTorres
Al Farooq Masjid of AtlantaMohammadTomeh
Caribbean American ChamberJackieWatson
Hosea Feed the HungryElizabethOmilami
Atlanta Committee for ProgressDougHertz
Woodruff Arts CenterDougShipman
Emerging 100ChrisGilmore
Kendeda FundTeneTraylor
Office of EntertainmentPhillana Williams
Community Foundation of Greater AtlantaAlicia Philipp
Headline NewsDenise Hendricks
GALEOJerry Gonzalez
Atlanta Public SchoolsDr. MargaretMckenzie
Community RepresentativeCharnetteTrimble
Community RepresentativeTerryRoss