Mayors Challenge

Jamestown Mayor Dwaine Heinrich (left) and Valley City Mayor Dave Carlsrud (right) met Tuesday to challenging each other to be the most counted during the 2020 U.S. Census kickoff event.

The competition will pit Jamestown against Valley City to see who can get more residents to respond and get counted for the 2020 U.S. Census. “After the census response period ends on July 31, we will compare the cities' ‘self-response rates’ —that is, the percentage of residents in each city who voluntarily self-responded to the census, as tabulated by the U.S. Census Bureau,” said Mayor Carlsrud.

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