Peoria County Board Chairman Andrew A. Rand named District 10 Board Member Rob Reneau to represent Peoria County as the lead government official for the county in the City of Peoria-County of Peoria Complete Count Committee. The committee is being organized in preparation for the 2020 census. Peoria City Council At-large Member Sid P. Ruckriegel will co-chair the committee on behalf of the city with Reneau being the appointed co-chair for the county.
The United States Census Bureau has encouraged communities to form Complete Count Committees with the goals of educating residents on the importance of being counted and increasing participation. Peoria County is joining with the City of Peoria’s effort to reach our community and help ensure an accurate count.
The City and County will appoint additional residents to the committee in 2019 so that the community efforts can begin with vigor in 2020. The census effort is a vitally important process to local governments as important funding from federal and state resources is distributed based on the actual census findings.