FERNANDINA BEACH WEATHER

Nassau County Launches Redistricting Website and Schedules Public Meetings for Decennial Census

MEDIA RELEASE

Sabrina Robertson
Public Information Officer (904) 530-6010
[email protected]

Florida, October 15, 2021 – In 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau conducted the decennial census which is designed to count every resident in the Country. This is done every ten years to capture changes to the local population and adjust district boundaries to ensure all residents across the Country are equally represented. The census data collection is also used to determine the number of seats each State has in the U.S. House of Representatives and directly affects how trillions of U.S. dollars are distributed to local governments to fund hospitals, schools, and roads.

After each decennial census, the County Commission is required to divide its county into districts of contiguous territory based on the new census data. Civic engagement, public participation, data and analysis and a thorough comprehension of rational local policy conditions are integral in properly executing this critical public duty. As such, the Board of County Commissioners cordially invites all residents and interested parties to engage in the electoral redistricting process. A series of public meetings have been scheduled to share information about the electoral redistricting process and will allow residents to ask questions and provide comments related to the various options on how the electoral districts could be redrawn based on the 2020 Census count results.

Those meetings are as follows:

Open House (Western Nassau)
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
Callahan Multi-Purpose Facility, 543350 US Highway 1, Callahan, FL 32011

Open House (Eastern Nassau)
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
Emma Love Hardee Elementary School, 2200 Susan Drive, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Open House (Central Nassau)
Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
Yulee Middle School, 85439 Miner Rd., Yulee, FL 32097

Following the open house series, the Board of County Commissioners will hold meetings to further discuss and ultimately, adopt a new District Map. The public is welcome to attend and participate in these meetings as well. They are as follows:

Joint Meeting between the Board of County Commissioners and Nassau County School Board
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
Commission Chambers, 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee, FL 32097

Special Meeting of the Board of County Commissioners
Monday, November 8, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Commission Chambers, 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee, FL 32097

Public Hearing of the Board of County Commissioners
Monday, December 13, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
Commission Chambers, 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee, FL 32097

For additional information on the County’s redistricting timeline or to access the three, interactive redistricting maps under consideration, visit www.nassaucountyfl.com/1173/Decennial-Redistricting. If you have any questions or would like to provide comments, please email [email protected] or call (904) 530-6019 and leave a message.

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