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Annual Network Convening

2019 Advocacy Convening
Thursday, December 12, 2pm-5pm
CEI, Brunswick

This year’s convening will be a Census Solutions Workshop facilitated by US Census Bureau Partner Specialist and Mainer, Becky Hayes Boober, PhD.

A solutions workshop is a creative, collaborative, problem-solving event that brings together diverse thinkers. The Census Solutions Workshop is specifically geared to generate new ways of communicating the importance of census data, reaching hard-to-count populations, and encouraging participation in Census Bureau surveys and programs.

The workshop consists of a specific series of activities based on a design thinking methodology that help participants get to know each other, set ambitious goals, think outside the box, brainstorm with others, and quickly develop proposals for new solutions to engage communities in the census.

The day will also include an overview of:

  • How the census will be administered;
  • How to become a Census Complete Count Committee; and
  • Question & Answer Session

Cost + Registration

About Becky Hayes Boober, PhD

Becky Hayes Boober is a Partnership Specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau, covering Midcoast and Downeast Maine. She works with local communities, nonprofits, state and city governments and other local, trusted voices to make certain a full count of everyone living in Maine is achieved in the 2020 Census. The Census impacts planning, representation, and the distribution of federal resources to local communities for schools, roads, health clinics and other important services and programs.

Prior to joining the Census Bureau, Boober worked as a Senior Program Officer and a Vice President in philanthropy for a decade. She also worked over 20 years for the State of Maine, in the Commissioner’s Office of three state departments: Education, Health and Human Services, and Corrections.