Connecticut Complete Count Committee

Making sure every citizen counts.

Analyze. Strategize. Count.

“Currently, Connecticut is ranked first in the nation for paying the most in federal income taxes and we are amongst the lowest in getting federal dollars in return. Therefore, it is extremely important that Connecticut state government take an active role in facilitating counting efforts by establishing the Connecticut Complete Count Committee.”
- Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz


The Connecticut Complete Count Committee is an advisory panel of community leaders who represent diverse populations from across the state.


The CCCC is a powerful leadership team made up of elected officials, faith leaders, community health centers, chambers of commerce, community activists and heads of housing authorities.


The Committee has three main goals:

1. Analyze undercounts from previous Census efforts.

2. Strategize on ways to remove roadblocks and boost 2020 Census participation.

3. Support every town and city in Connecticut to ensure a safe and accurate count.


As part of this effort, the CCCC will assist municipal governments in forming Local Complete Count Committees. These satellite teams will promote awareness in their own communities and encourage response to the 2020 Census.


Meet the Connecticut Complete Count Committee:

  • (Chair) Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz
  • (Co-chair) Secretary of the State Denise Merrill
  • (Co-chair) State Representative Christopher Rosario
  • (Co-chair) State Representative Patricia Wilson Pheanious
  • Angel Sierra and Julio Mendoza- Spanish American Merchants Association
  • Antionette Spinelli- Town Clerks Association
  • Arvind Shaw- Generations Health Services (Windham)
  • Betsy Gara- Council on Small Towns
  • Betti Kuszaj- Northeastern Chamber of Commerce
  • Bridget Quinn-Carey- Hartford Public Library CEO
  • Chris George- Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (New Haven)
  • Dita Bhargava- Milan Organization
  • Dr. Elsa Nunez- Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Dr. Karen DuBois Walton- New Haven Housing Authority
  • Dr. Tekisha Everette- Health Equity Solutions
  • Elsa Peterson Obuchowski- League of Women Voters of Connecticut
  • Eugene Market, MPH, CMPE- First Choice Health Centers
  • Gian-Carl Casa- CT Community Nonprofit Alliance
  • Irene Tsikitas- Triangle Community Center (Norwalk)
  • Jay Williams- Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • JoAnn M. Ryan- Northwest Chamber of Commerce
  • Jody Barr- AFSCME
  • Joe DeLong- Connecticut Conference of Municipalities
  • Joe McGee- Fairfield County Business Council

  • Julia Wade- Domus Kids (Stamford) and former Chair of Stamford Census Complete Count Committee
  • Julio Conception- MetroAlliance and Hartford Chamber of Commerce
  • Karla Fortunato- Connecticut Council for Philanthropy
  • Kate Byroade- CT Library Association
  • Kica Matos- Center for Community Change (New Haven)
  • Larry McHugh- Middlesex Chamber of Commerce
  • Linda Estabrook, MPH - Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective
  • MD Rahman- Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce
  • Michael Hyman- Interfaith Council of Southwestern Connecticut
  • Michelle Riordan-Nold- CT Data Collaborative
  • Michelle A. Ross, Esq.- Immigration Attorney
  • Monica Vargas Huertas- National Association of Latino Elected officials
  • Paul Fabula- U.S. Census Bureau
  • Paul Mounds- Chief Operating Officer, Office of Governor Ned Lamont
  • Rick Melita- SEUI 1199
  • Rob Simmons- Stonington First Selectman
  • Robin McHaelen- True Colors (Hartford)
  • Ronald Perry Davis- NAACP, 1st Vice President
  • Surendra Khera, MD- Hartford Community Health Services
  • Suresh Sharma- Milan Organization
  • Tark Aouadi- Council on American Islamic Relations
  • Terri Ann Lowenthal- Census Consultant
  • Tony Sheridan- Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce
  • Victor Lopez- Hispanic Coalition and Waterbury Alderman
  • Will Ginsberg- Greater New Haven Community Foundation

Complete Count Committee Meetings

March 12, 2019                 Agenda            Minutes

December 1, 2019            Agenda            Minutes

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