appointed to keylocal 2010 Census post The goal of the 2010 Census
is to count everyone in Nashville and the surrounding area.To fulfill that goal, the U.S. Census Bureau has named Rev. Neal Darby, Jr., a former NAACP branch director and president, to a key local position.Darby, an evangelical minister, brings a wealth of local knowledge and experience to his new job as partnership specialist during the federal government's 23rd national headcount set for spring 2010.
...Darby is also a former Title VI specialist for the state of Tennessee, and served as executive director and later president of the Nashville Branch of the NAACP from 1990 to 1996.He
was twice awarded the NAACP
Southeast Region Medgar Evers Leadership Award.He was also the executive director of the Greater Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce where he advocated for minority businesses.He has also been an advocate for disadvantaged students as co-director of Title III at Talladega College in Talladega, Ala. as well as worked as a counselor for the TRIO/EOC team at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.As a partnership specialist of U.S. Census Bureau, Darby has been charged with developing partnerships with local, state and tribal governments, as well as, partnerships with the community, faith-based entities, schools, businesses and grass-roots organizations.
Hopefully, the partnerships will create a more responsive environment when questionnaires go to households.Rev. Darby
said that the testing dates for the Nashville area employment 2010 U.S. Census
are July 17 and 24; and August 7, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Greater St. John Missionary Baptist Church.The location is 2200 26th Avenue North and Clarksville Highway.
"The minimum requirements for any position is U.S. citizenship, 18 years and older, and passing a test," said Darby