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THE House of Representatives on Wednesday presented a resolution honoring U.S. Census advisor Colleen Joyce.

House Resolution 21-35 recognizes and  commends Joyce “for  her  significant  role  as  the  Census  Advisor  and  her  extraordinary contributions  to  the  2020  Census  of  the  Commonwealth  of  the Northern  Mariana  Islands."

The author of the resolution, Rep. Joseph Leepan R. Guerrero said, "Ms. Joyce, on behalf of the 21st Legislature, the members who have endorsed support for this resolution, we are indebted to you for being here to give advice on how to run the census…. We wish you luck when you go back home."

Joyce, for her part, said, "Thank you so much. This is really an honor and I very much appreciate it.  It means a lot to me."

She added, "I came here as an advisor, but advice is nothing and planning is nothing without a great team to implement it."

Joyce  thanked the Department of Commerce, the 21st Legislature, Gov. Ralph DLG Torres, Lt. Gov. Arnold I. Palacios, and the entire CNMI government.

She also thanked the CNMI 2020 Census team.

 

Red shirts filled the House chamber on Wednesday as lawmakers honored U.S Census advisor Colleen Joyce. CNMI 2020 Census photo

"This team is amazing. They jumped right in… They were rolling even before I even got here last September. I feel so honored and appreciated today, but I want all of you to know that that appreciation goes back to you all tenfold. You've been great on a professional level and on a personal level. You just made me feel so welcome here in this community, so I thank the community as well," Joyce said.

CNMI 2020 Census Office manager Clyde Norita, for his part, thanked the 21st Legislature for honoring Joyce.

"She's been the guiding light for the census office for the past year. She's given us the clear direction of where we need to go, how to do it right from experience and so forth," Norita said.

He added, "We very much appreciate her being here. We're lucky, really, that we have her here. She's been a great advisor, which is why we've completed our mission months in advance, which is a feat to reckon with [given] the pandemic situation and so forth."

Secretary of Commerce Mark Rabauliman, for his part, said, "Ms. Colleen, thank you for the professional advice, but I share your sentiments. It goes back tenfold to the men and women that contributed to the 2020 Census."

 

November 2020 pssnewsletter

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