CITY OF BRUNSWICK COMMISSION
GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
W. HAROLD PATE BUILDING
1725 REYNOLDS STREET, 2 ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM 224
TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2019 AT 2:00 PM
PRESENT: Michael Browning, Chairman, District 1
Bill Brunson, Vice Chairman, District 4
Wayne Neal, Commissioner, District 3
Allen Booker, Commissioner, District 5
David O’Quinn, Commissioner, At Large Post 1
Bob Coleman, Commissioner, At Large Post 2
Cornell Harvey, City of Brunswick Mayor
Vincent Williams, Mayor Pro Tem
Johnny Cason, City Commissioner
Julie Martin, City Commissioner
ALSO PRESENT: Jim Drumm, City Manager
Aaron Mumford, County Attorney
Brian Corry, City Attorney
Dhwani Patel, County Clerk
ABSENT: Dr. Peter Murphy, Commissioner, District 2
Felicia Harris, City Commissioner
Alan Ours, County Manager
Naomi Atkinson, City Clerk
Discussion and consideration of voting on the following:
1. Receive a presentation on the US Census Complete County Committee (Thad Wright)
Pamela Thompson, Glynn County’s Community Development Director and the County’s Liaison to the US Census, introduced Thad Wright from the US Census Bureau. Mr. Wright stated that the Census is constitutionally mandated for re-apportionment of Congress and Census results are used for redistricting at national, state, and local levels. He also stated that many federal and state funds are distributed using Census numbers to guide them.
Mr. Wright stated that local governments play a key role in ensuring a successful enumeration of all households. Local governments contribute to the Census by the Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) Programs, recruiting census workers, forming a Complete Count Committee (CCC), and other various field operations. In pervious Census’s, the primary method of responding to the census was to receive a questionnaire in the mail, however for the 2020 census the internet will be the primary method which allows people to respond, anytime, anywhere, via internet or a toll-free number.
Mr. Write then highlighted the need for the CCC and the importance of the Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) Participation. He then outlined the 2020 Census Journey which beings by establishing and identifying all the addresses where people could live, then conducting a nation-wide communications and partnership campaign, then collecting data from all households, and ending with processing and releasing the census results.
Commissioners discussed what areas in Glynn County have low-response scores and discussed how to improve responses. Ms. Thompson stated that the next steps include having County Manager Alan Ours and City Manager Jim Drumm getting together with key staff to bring a recommendation to the City and County Commissions to comprise the CCC by the end of the summer. The Commissions also discussed how the Census will be recruiting Census workers. REPORT
EXECUTIVE SESSION/POST EXECUTIVE SESSION ACTION
The Board did not hold an executive session during this meeting.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 2:35 p.m.
Michael Browning, Chairman
Board of Commissioners
Glynn County, Georgia
Dhwani Patel, County Clerk