MEETING SLATED TO DISCUSS COLONIAS INITIATIVE, UPCOMING CENSUS

MEETING SLATED TO DISCUSS COLONIAS INITIATIVE, UPCOMING CENSUS

The Doña Ana County Health and Human Services Department will host a meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, March 16 in the Commission Chambers of the Doña Ana County Government Center at 845 N. Motel Blvd., in Las Cruces, to discuss the Doña Ana County Colonias Initiative and the upcoming 2010 Census.

Health and Human Services Department Director Silvia Sierra said the meeting will focus on the 2009 New Mexico Legislature’s response to Colonias Day issues raised last month in Santa Fe. In addition, a representative from the U.S. Census Bureau will be on hand to discuss the importance of getting a true and accurate count of colonias’ residents when the Census is conducted next year.

Simultaneous translation services will be provided, and all interested residents of Doña Ana County are encouraged to attend.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.