2020 Census
Oct 30, 2019
Steve Hale
2020 Census

The 2020 United States Census will be the twenty-fourth United States Census. National Census Day, the reference day used for the census, will be April 1, 2020. This is the first U.S. census to offer options to respond online or by phone, in addition to the option to respond on a paper form as with previous censuses.

Steve Hale joined the Census Bureau earlier this year as a Partnership Specialist. His primary responsibility with the Kansas 2020 Census team is the southern half of Kansas and parts of Johnson County.

Steve’s hometown is St. Francis in the extreme northwest corner of the state and where his father was publisher of the St. Francis Herald and the Bird City Times. He graduated with a Journalism degree from K-State and then embarked on a 20-year stint as a reporter, editor and publisher for newspapers in Kansas and Missouri.  His career then turned to public relations, marketing and economic development.

Steve is a Rotarian of 35 years and is past president of the Overland Park and Gardner clubs. He is a past school board member and city councilman and remains engaged in chamber of commerce and service club activities.

He and his wife, Sharyl, have lived in Gardner for nearly 40 years. They have two grown sons and two grandsons. He’s a fan of NASCAR and K-State and strives to get in an occasional round of golf.