Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris are urging residents to participate and be counted in the 2020 census. Census forms will be available April 1st. Many people will receive information in the mail. Forms are available online. Census workers will be canvassing neighborhoods. The information collected determines the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives. The Census will also have an impact on the level of federal funding for schools, transit and road projects as well as community projects.