Wisconsin Geospatial News

Census Bureau address improvement workshops start March 28

Additional Workshops Planned

Important Update! (4/11/07) Finalized workshop dates and locations are now available.  (see related story)

The Census Bureau is working to confirm additional workshops in Wisconsin. The following dates, times, and locations are all tentative as of March 21, 2007:

April 12
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
April 13
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Green Bay
April 16
10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
April 17
10 a.m. – 12: p.m.
April 19
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
April 25
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Stevens Point
April 26
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
April 27
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
April 27
10 a.m. -12: p.m.
April 30
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
May 3
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
May 8
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
West Bend
May 8
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
May 9
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Fond du Lac
May 9
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

For more information

Contact Gail Krmenec at (630) 288-9258, or visit the LUCA Web site.

The Census Bureau is seeking participation in their Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) program, a nationwide initiative to improve the master address database used for mailing the 2010 census. The program gives tribal, state, and local governments the opportunity to review and update the Census Bureau’s residential address list and maps.

On March 21, the U.S. Census Bureau Chicago Regional Office announced a series of informational LUCA workshops to be held at locations throughout Wisconsin over the next several months.

Targeted primarily at local government officials, the upcoming workshops, which begin on March 28th in Rice Lake, are designed to familiarize local government officials with the LUCA program. Workshop attendees will learn more about how they can participate in LUCA, what they can do to prepare for the formal July 2007 start of the program, and most importantly, the time commitment involved.

“Communities are the ultimate beneficiaries of the LUCA program,” according to Gail Krmenec with the Census Bureau’s Chicago Regional Office. “By providing feedback to us on the accuracy of our Master Address File (MAF), local government officials will ensure their citizens are accurately counted. This leads to community eligibility to federal formula grants such as the National School Lunch Program, and Community Development Block Grants, so we’re really hoping local governments in Wisconsin will work with us on this initiative.”

The following Wisconsin locations and dates have been confirmed. Additional dates and locations are in the works (see sidebar).

Rice Lake

March 28, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Rice Lake City Hall
30 E. Eau Claire Street
Lake Shore Room
Rice Lake, WI 54868
Registration Form


March 29, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m

Government Center
1316 N. 14th Street
Boardroom 201
Superior, WI 54880
Registration Form


April 3, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
2100 Beaser, Room 306
Ashland, WI 54806
Registration Form

Chippewa Falls

April 4, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Chippewa County Courthouse
711 N. Bridge Street, Room 302
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Registration Form

River Falls

April 5, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

River Falls Public Library
140 Union Street
River Falls, WI 54022
Registration Form


April 10 , 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Rhinelander City Hall
135 S. Stevens Street
City Council Chambers
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Registration Form

La Crosse

April 11, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Cartwright Center, Room 337
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
Registration Form