September 11-- On this week’s Vidalia Today radio program Vidalia City Manager Nick Overstreet discussed the upcoming census and its importance to the City of Vidalia and its citizens.
“The census really means money for our community. The impact that the census can have on our funding, grants, things of that nature that we apply for are tremendous and it’s all because you took the time to complete it and it may not even be five minutes,” said Overstreet.
“We are partnering with the Chamber of Commerce and I’m looking forward to that and the business relationships that they have. We just want to make a tremendous impact and we are planning and strategizing now to be ready April 1st,” added Overstreet.
Unlike years past, the census is not all about going door to door. Now it’s online and there are options for people without internet access. Overstreet said, “You fill it out online, but if you don’t they will come around door to door. A lot of businesses, the chamber, the library have partnered together so there will be plenty of opportunities to get online for free and fill it out.”
The magic number for the county is thirty thousand and that can be reached if everyone in the county is counted. That’s the magic number to get big businesses to start coming.