Governor Doug Burgum recently created the ‘North Dakota Complete Task Force for Census 2020’ to coordinate state government’s effort to prepare for next year’s census.
At the heart of the group’s work will be to recommend strategies and to safeguard and promote the census to ensure a fair and accurate count for North Dakota. The task force consists of members from local, tribal, regional, and state organizations, political subdivisions, associations, and agencies. LCD Group Executive Director Brent Ekstrom will serve as the representative for the state’s eight regional councils.
“So much of our work as regional councils is dependent on census figures,” says Ekstrom. “It’s an honor to represent the councils and to work to ensure an accurate population count.”