City of Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego announced on Thursday the city’s public-private partnership with Cisco and Microsoft in support of the iCount 2020 campaign.
iCount 2020 is a regional campaign of the Maricopa Association of Governments of which the City of Phoenix is a partner. iCount 2020 includes a website, icount2020.info, targeted advertising to diverse audiences and a PR campaign to promote awareness in achieving a successful census count in 2020.
Along with Phoenix city council members Debra Stark and Michael Nowakowski, Kyle Thornton, education portfolio manager for the Cisco Foundation, Paul Englis, senior program manager for the Microsoft Datacenter Community Development Team, census officials and business partners, Mayor Gallego announced the City of Phoenix’s partnership with Cisco and Microsoft. The partnership will help increase Phoenix census outreach and awareness through 2020 Census Outreach Vehicles with state-of-the-art technology. Six City of Phoenix vehicles are equipped with Cisco and Microsoft technology including tablet computers will travel to Phoenix’s most undercounted neighborhoods to provide census information to individuals through June 2020; they will be mainstays at community venues and sporting events.