Three Named Maryland Census Champions – Each Help Make a Difference in Our Complete Count
Our champions this week are:
- Courtney Brohawn, Frederick County
- Amanda Hailey, United Way of The Lower Eastern Shore
- Edward Lee, Wicomico County
A Maryland Census Champion is a person or group that has gone above and beyond in spreading the Census message in their community. Census Champions have devised innovative ways to get their community engaged in completing the 2020 Census. The individual or group being nominated could be a member of a local complete committee, a faith leader, a business leader/owner, or even someone in the community making a difference. Recipients of the Census Champion will be highlighted in this newsletter, on social media, and on the Census.Maryland.gov website.
Courtney Brohawn is the Project Coordinator for the Frederick County Public Libraries. She serves on the Frederick County Complete County Committee and has been a powerful supporter of our efforts to reach out to residents of Frederick County. As a member of the CCC, she played a vital role in developing strategies to communicate the importance of completing the Census to our community. Early on in our efforts, she printed and posted fliers, localized for our audience, in all of the libraries to encourage everyone to complete the census. When our CCC created Census stickers for restaurants throughout Frederick County to place on carry-out meals, Courtney was the first person to reach out to the restaurants and obtain their approval to use the stickers.
Amanda has been a tremendous asset to the Wicomico County Complete Count Committee as she coordinates with all of the local nonprofit organizations through her network at United Way. She has been present at all of Wicomico County’s CCC meetings and was a coordinator with our Party with a Purpose Census promotion event, although it was cancelled due to the pandemic.
As Chairman of the Wicomico County 2020 Census Faith Based Sub-Committee, Mr. Lee has been the point of contact from our steering the Wicomico County Complete Count Committee for all faith-based organizations and has been the lead organizer of our Faith based Community breakfast and dinner meetings with leaders.