WLIA strives to invite keynote speakers that address timely and important subject matters in our state and this year is no exception. On Friday morning, James Whitehorne, Chief of the Redistricting & Voting Rights Data Office at the US Census Bureau, will be joining us at the 33rd Annual Conference to speak to redistricting and how the Census Bureau supports our local efforts.
James manages the Redistricting Data Program and the Section 203 language determinations required by the Voting Rights Act. He began his career at the US Census Bureau as a geographer in the Geography Division, working and eventually leading the effort on the geographic support to the redistricting data program as well as the statistical areas program, which includes census tracts and block groups. Before joining the Bureau in 2006, James worked on contract for 5 years in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, as a Geographic Information System Specialist. He holds both a B.S. and a B.A. in Geography from Pennsylvania State University.
To see James and our other fantastic keynotes, attend a cornucopia of content, and participate in fun networking opportunities, register now for our Annual Conference in Middleton, WI, convening on February 19th!