Durham-Dover-Newmarket to Square Off in Census Challenge

Durham-Dover- Newmarket to square off in

2010 Census Challenge

What:              Durham Town Administrator Todd I. Selig, Dover City Manager J. Michael Joyal, and Newmarket Town Administrator Edward Wojnowski will hold a joint press conference to issue a 2010 Census mail participation rate challenge.

This friendly competition is an effort to encourage residents of the Town of Durham, City of Dover, and the Town of Newmarket to mail back their 2010 Census forms upon receipt and improve their Census 2000 mail participation rates.

The community that boasts the best mail participation will enjoy a visit from the two trailing city or town administrators who will roll up their sleeves and scrub clean one of the winning community’s fire trucks.

Mailing back a form ensures an accurate count and lowers the cost of the 2010 Census by reducing the number of census workers who must go door-to-door to collect census data. About $85 million is saved for every one percent increase in mail participation.

When:             Friday, March 12, 2010

                        2 p.m.

                        A Durham and Dover fire truck will be squared off as part of the press kick off.

Who:               Todd I. Selig, Administrator, Town of Durham

                        J. Michael Joyal, City Manager, City of Dover

Edward Wojnowski, Town Administrator, Town of Newmarket

Where:            Dover South End Fire Station

                        24 Durham Road

                        Dover, NH 03820

For more information about the 2010 Census, visit 2010census.gov