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Andrew Virden

Director of Census Operations and Engagement, he/him/his

Andrew Virden came on board as the Director of Census Operations and Engagement in April 2018. In his role, Andrew’s work applies his knowledge of the Census, including recruiting and field operations, as well as experience community organizing  to help ensure Minnesota gets an accurate count for Census Day on April 1, 2020. 

Prior to working in this position, Andrew worked at the Metropolitan Council as a Community Relations Specialist providing direct support to Council Members who represented urban, suburban, and rural districts in the seven-county metro area. He also worked for two years as a Committee Legislative Assistant at the Minnesota House of Representatives. 

Andrew received his master’s degree in Public Affairs with a concentration in Leadership and Management at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. He received his Bachelor’s degree at Macalester College in St. Paul.

Andrew can be reached at or directly at 651-201-2507.

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