Past Events

Statewide Census 2020 Gathering – Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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New Mexico Counts! Networking, sharing and engaging for a complete census count

9:00 am Welcome & Overview (Presentation Available)
Randy Royster, President and CEO, Albuquerque Community Foundation,
Co-chair NM Counts 2020

9:15 am Opening Plenary Panel: This session focused on census outreach plans from Federal and
State Agencies, and Statewide Complete Count Committees as they work to engage their
civic partners for the census.
Moderator: Allan Oliver, Executive Director, Thornburg Foundation, Co-chair NM Counts
▪ Lynn Trujillo, Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Department of Indian Affairs 
Mercy Alarid Ed.D. Senior Partnership Specialist New Mexico US Census Bureau (Presentation Available)
Beverly A Jordan, Social & Community Outreach Coordinator, New Mexico Office of African American Affairs (Presentation Available)
Oriana Sandoval, CEO, Center for Civic Policy (Presentation Available)
Katie Avery, Director of Strategic Outreach, New Mexico Public Education Department (Presentation Available)
Robert Rhatigan, Interim Director, Geospatial and Population Studies, University of New Mexico (Presentation Available)

10:30 am Working with Local Media to Promote a Complete Count: A discussion and Q&A session
with journalists and media experts about working with media in your community to
educate and motivate census participation.
Moderator: Jose Viramontes, Chief Executive Officer, MediaDesk

11:45 am Interactive Activity led by Eli Cuna, Center for Civic Policy and Jaime Gloshay, Roanhorse

12:00 – 12:45 pm Lunch & Message from New Mexico’s Governor Michelle L. Lujan Grisham, Ane
Romero, Deputy Legislative Director, Office of the Governor

12:45 – 1:45 pm KUNM hosts: “Let’s Talk” with Complete Count Committee Representatives: Q&A
session with attendees on what community organizers and complete count committees are
doing to reach hard-to-count communities in New Mexico.
Moderator: Ty Bannerman, KUNM
● Jamie Gloshay, Complete Count Commission, Chair of Tribal Subcommittee
Member of the New Mexico Native Census Coalition
● Marcela Diaz, Statewide Complete Count Committee, Hard-to-Count
Subcommittee Chair
● Dr. Nancy Lopez, Co-Chair UNM Complete Count Committee; Director, Institute for
the Study of “Race” and Social Justice, University of New Mexico
● Cathryn McGill, Co-Chair, City of Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Complete Count

1:45 – 3:15 pm NM Counts 2020 hosts “Census Outreach World Café”: Census outreach tactics, tools and
resources to learn and share community engagement ideas

3:15 Break

3:30 – 4:30 pm The Statewide Complete Count Commission Census Outreach Plan
Olivia Padilla-Jackson, Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Department of Finance and
Administration, Chair of the New Mexico Complete Count Commission
State Commission Chair will provide updates on staffing, the new weekly census
newsletter, upcoming WebEx meetings and plans to use the $8 million appropriated by the
legislature for census outreach. (Presentation Available)

4:30 – 5:00 pm Closing Comments, Alvin H. Warren, Program Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation