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The Latest News from Councilman Tom Dernoga's Office: September 2019

2020 Census Prince George's County

The U.S. census is a national population count that occurs every 10 years. The outcome of the census directly impacts Prince George’s County residents through congressional representation, Electoral College apportionment, business and economic development, and federally funded programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Children’s Health Insurance Program, and Women and Infant and Children. A successful 2020 census count in Prince George’s County is vital to our community’s well-being and overall quality of life. If undercounted, Prince George’s County could lose an estimated $18,250 per person in potential funding and resources over a ten-year period. Learn more at To join the 2020 Census Complete Count District 1 Outreach Team, please email

Upcoming Beltsville Events

Meet the Council District 1 Team and other County and community entities, at our Community Resources and Food Truck Night on Friday, September 20, at Beltsville Academy, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Rain date is September 27.

Join us for a Community Conversation regarding the potential relocation of the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing to the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, at Vansville Community Center (next to Vansville Elementary School), on Tuesday, October 1, from 7pm to 8:30pm.

On Wednesday, October 16, the Council District 1 Office will host a College, University, and Trade School Fair, at High Point High School, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Beltsville Development to Watch

As our community continues to grow, we will keep you updated on upcoming District 1 projects. Please note, once a zoning application has been filed, State Public Ethics law prohibits the Councilmember from discussing the case; however; you may contact Chief of Staff, Michelle García, at with questions, or to request a current listing of the most current Beltsville development projects.

At 10238 US-1, College Park, MD 20705 an application for a WAWA: Convenience Store, Food Market, Coffee Shop and Fuel Station, will be submitted for review to the Development Review Division of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC).

The Office of Central Services (OCS) supports and is pleased to present proposed County Council Resolution CR-071-2019, declaring certain County-owned parcels as surplus inventory and approving the County Executive’s plan for disposal of such parcels. The resolution, if approved, will allow for the OSC to dispose of such parcels to various agencies, as well as to the public via bid process. To learn about property specific to Beltsville, contact Michelle García.

Please keep in touch by emailing or calling 301.952.3887. Se habla Español. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @TomDernogaD1.

Photo Caption: Councilmember Tom Dernoga with a community member during National Night Out in Beltsville.

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