Local Governments and Census 2020 Data Know what to expect and how upcoming Census data releases will affect your government. Don't miss this free, online event featuring speakers from the US Census Bureau, sponsored by the North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management. Use the link on this page to register for the event! A link to access the event will be provided to you after you register. Agenda Understanding Census Redistricting Data Program and Products Improve your understanding of Census Bureau's Redistricting Data Program and the products it provides. This session will cover the interactions with the states to prepare the geography states need to conduct redistricting. The discussion will cover the content of the geographic and data files and the timing and formats of their release. James Whitehorne, Chief of the Census Redistricting & Voting Rights Data Office Disclosure Avoidance and the 2020 Census Learn how the implementation of Differential Privacy will secure the confidentiality of Census data and its impact on data quality and products. Understand what Differential Privacy means for the local level data policymakers rely on for decision-making. Michael Hawes, Senior Advisory for Data Access and Privacy 2020 Census: Count Question Resolution A lot is riding on Census 2020 counts for our communities. Understand the process provided by the Census Bureau for tribal, state, and local government challenges to 2020 Census counts. Matthew Frates, Program Analyst for US Census Bureau Speaker Biographies James Whitehorne is the Chief of the Census Redistricting & Voting Rights Data Office where he manages the Redistricting Data Program and the Section 203 language determinations required by the Voting Rights Act. He began his career at the US Census Bureau as a geographer in the Geography Division working and eventually leading the effort on the geographic support to the redistricting data program as well as the statistical areas program, which includes census tracts and block groups. Before joining the Bureau in 2006, James worked on contract for 5 years at the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, as a Geographic Information System specialist. James holds both a B.S. and a B.A. in Geography from the Pennsylvania State University. Michael Hawes is Senior Advisor for Data Access and Privacy at the U.S. Census Bureau. He is responsible for outreach and engagement with the Census Bureau’s data users on issues relating to the impact of privacy protection methodologies on the accessibility and usability of Census data. Prior to joining the Census Bureau, Michael served as the Director of Student Privacy at the U.S. Department of Education, where he was the Department’s senior policy official responsible for the administration and enforcement of federal laws governing the privacy and confidentiality of education records. Michael currently serves as Chair of the American Statistical Association's Committee on Professional Ethics. He is also a member of the Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology and Chairs the FCSM's Confidentiality and Data Access Committee. Matthew Frates is a Program Analyst with the Census Bureau serving as program lead for the Census 2020 Address Canvassing operation. With 14 years of experience with the Census Bureau, Matthew has experience on initiatives to streamline and improve data collection and assure data quality.