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Census Bureau Names Pauline Medrano to National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations

Jun 26 2013 12:00AM

Hispanic PR Wire

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today announced 10 new members of its National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations and has named Mayor Pro Tem Pauline Medrano from Dallas as a member of the committee.

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The National Advisory Committee advises the Census Bureau on a wide range of variables that affect the cost, accuracy and implementation of the Census Bureau's programs and surveys, including the once-a-decade census. The committee, which is comprised of 32 members from multiple disciplines, advises the Census Bureau on topics such as housing, children, youth, poverty, privacy, race, ethnicity and sexual-orientation issues.

"The committee has helped us meet emerging challenges the Census Bureau faces in producing high-quality statistics about our diverse nation," said Thomas Mesenbourg, the Census Bureau's acting director. "By helping us better understand a variety of issues that affect statistical measurement, this committee ensures that the Census Bureau continues to provide relevant and timely statistics used by federal, state and local governments as well as business and industry in an increasingly technologically oriented society."

The National Advisory Committee members, who serve at the discretion of the Census Bureau director, are chosen to serve based on their expertise and knowledge of the cultural patterns, issues and/or statistical needs of "hard-to-count" populations. The new members will be seated on Aug. 1.

Medrano has served on the Dallas City Council since 2005 and is the mayor pro tem. She chairs the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials' Educational Fund and is a member of the National League of Cities. A graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, she worked as a crew leader during the 1980 Census. She previously served as vice chair of the 2010 Census Advisory Committee. She is actively involved in all aspects of Texas' diverse population at the state and local level.

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