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WGCDD Quarterly Council Meeting

August 14, 2020

Hampton Inn and Suites 1055 Wild Horse Canyon Road, Green River, WY 82935

Public comment will also be available via Zoom. To obtain the Zoom information for public comment, please call (307) 777-7230 or (800) 438-5791.

If you are interested in issues important to people with developmental disabilities, you are encouraged to attend this meeting and share comments, concerns, and ideas. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and public comment is scheduled at 9:30 a.m.

Accommodations such as interpreter services will be provided by the Council to encourage the participation of people with disabilities. If you need such assistance, please call (307) 777-7230 or (800) 438-5791.

Click HERE to Register.

The registration deadline is Friday, July 17, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information



Join the National Association of Councils on Developmetanl Disabilities (NACDD) on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 2 p.m. ET (12 p.m. MST) for a Facebook Live discussion with NACDD’s Donna Meltzer and Emily Kranking on the importance of voting. Join us for the conversation and register to vote today

To learn more about voting, Click HERE

What is the Census?

The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories.

The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).

Why is the Count Conducted?

The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community.

Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data. The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.

It's also in the Constitution: Article 1, Section 2, mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790.

What is My Role in the Census?

In mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail

2020 Census Information

2020 Timeline

  • January 21: The U.S. Census Bureau started counting the population in remote Alaska. The count officially began in the rural Alaskan village of Toksook Bay.

  • March 12 - 20: Household will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail.

  • March 30 - April 1: The Census Bureau will count people who are experiencing homelessness over these three days. As part of this process, the Census Bureau counts people in shelters, at soup kitchens and mobile food vans, on the streets, and at non-sheltered, outdoor locations such as tent encampments.

  • April 1: Census Day is observed nationwide. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. When you respond to the census, you'll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.

  • April: Census takers will begin visiting college students who live on campus, people living in senior centers, and others who live among large groups of people. Census takers will also begin following up with households that have not yet responded in areas that include off-campus housing, where residents are not counted in groups.

  • May - July: Census takers will begin visiting homes that haven't responded to the 2020 Census to help make sure everyone is counted.

  • December: The Census Bureau will deliver apportionment counts to the President and Congress as required by law.

· Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail.

Need more information?

Click here to visit the Census 2020 Website

Click here to visit the Wyoming State Library Census Website

Want to be a member of the WGCDD?

The Council is a unique, governor-appointed body of people with developmental disabilities, family members and professionals who work together to promote choice, independence and the full inclusion of all people with developmental disabilities in community life.

Click here to see a list of current members.

If you would like to apply to be a member of the council, please contact Shannon Buller by calling (307) 777-7332 or email shannon.buller@wyo.gov


ABLE accounts create tax-advantaged investment accounts for people with disabilities.

ABLE accounts allow individuals to contribute up to $15,000 per year without losing government benefits.

ABLE accounts allow individuals with disabilities the opportunity to save for disability-related expenses.

Visit www.wyable.com for more information, or click here for a quick facts sheet.


As the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to unfold, it is our hope that you, your family, and loved ones stay safe and healthy. During this time, we also want to provide you with valuable information. By the end of May, many Americans will have received a stimulus check from the federal government. The attached flyer provides helpful information about how to save and invest these funds and maintain needs-based government benefits. Stay safe and please direct any questions to 1-800-439-1653 or visit WYABLE.com