The Census Bureau welcomed 13 new members of five race and ethnic advisory committees to their spring meeting in Arlington, Va. today, including Rev. Bernie Miller of Chattanooga.
“The Race and Ethnic Advisory Committees play a vital role in ensuring that we make the best effort possible to reach race and ethnic groups as we fully implement the American Community Survey and test our plans for the 2010 Census,” Census Bureau Director Louis Kincannon said.
The committees advise the Census Bureau on issues affecting the African-American, American Indian and Alaska native, Asian, Hispanic, and native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander populations. They comprise members of the public at large, including representatives of tribal entities, academia and the private sector. Committee members serve three-year terms.
Rev. Miller is on the African-American Advisory Committee.
He is pastor of New Covenant Fellowship, a multicultural ministry. He serves on several boards in the Chattanooga metropolitan area, including the Chattanooga Housing Authority, the Hamilton County Regional Health Council and other community-based entities. Rev. Miller has a background in radio broadcasting and media relations.