Jeff Behler, New York Regional Director for the U.S. Census Bureau, joins us to discuss challenges and opportunities for the upcoming 2020 Census, including partnership opportunities to help ensure a complete count of our communities. He'll also discuss the census' importance to our democracy, and explain the changes and improvements from the previous census in 2010.
JEFF BEHLER began his Census Bureau career in the Detroit Regional Office in 1997 working as a survey statistician on various programs. In 2002, he transferred to Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland to work in the Decennial Management Division as a Project Manager on the 2004, 2005, and 2006 Census Tests. In 2005, he returned to Field Division and served as Chief of the Housing and Health Surveys Branch.
Mr. Behler transferred to the Dallas Regional Office in December of 2006 where he served as the Assistant Regional Director. In 2007, he was selected as the Deputy Regional Director and was responsible for a wide range of activities related to the 2010 Census for the Dallas Region. In October 2010, Mr. Behler was selected as the Regional Director for the Detroit Region and led the restructuring efforts, as Detroit was one of the six regional offices to close in 2012. In January 2013, Mr. Behler became the Director of the New York Regional Office.
Mr. Behler has a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, and Actuarial Science from Central Michigan University as well as a Master’s Certificate in Leadership and Management from the University of Maryland University College and a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.
Mr. Behler resides in Robbinsville, NJ with his wife and two daughters.
Presider: Maggie Determann