Making Texas Count: Local, State and Federal Officials to Open U.S. Census Office in McAllen

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Rio Grande Valley, Texas — On October 10, the Rio Grande Valley will join other major cities around the State of Texas to open an Area Census Office (ACO) in McAllen/Edinburg ahead of the 2020 Census. The office will serve as the operational hub for the Constitutionally mandated decennial census and will begin hiring thousands of staff across South Texas in the next several months. 

The event is a celebration and gathering of people key to the success of the census. Speakers will include U.S. Congressman Vicente Gonzalez, City of McAllen Chief of Police Victor Rodriguez, Cameron County Clerk Sylvia Garza-Perez and Reverend Edward De La Rosa. Also in attendance will be a nationally recognized mariachi group and U.S. Census Bureau leadership.

The census is the largest peacetime deployment of civil servants across the country. The census officially begins on April 1, 2020 and for the first time ever it will have an online option, which will make filling out the form safe and easy for many Rio Grande Valley residents.

What: Rio Grande Valley Area Census Office

Who: U. S. Congressman Vicente Gonzalez, City of McAllen Chief of Police Victor Rodriguez, Cameron County Clerk Sylvia Garza-Perez and Reverend Edward De La Rosa will provide short statements. Other local, state and federal officials will be in attendance.

When: Thursday, October 10, 2019 10 a.m.

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Where: 118 Paseo del Prado, Edinburg, Texas. Allow ample time for parking and security checks.

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