Month: April 2020

Mayor Dwan B. Walker

Residents and Business Owners


Dear, Residents and Business Owners:


This is Aliquippa Mayor Dwan B Walker.  The COVID-19 stay at home order of Governor Wolf is a few weeks old.  It is not clear whether it will end on April 30, 2020 or be extended further.  Whatever happens, the Aliquippa City Council and Mayor want to thank you for your cooperation during these challenging times and to remind you to continue to stay at home.


While you are doing so, please be sensitive to the needs of your neighbors who are elderly or homebound.  If you can, please socialize with them by telephone or from a distance to see what they need and whether you can help them.


Also, our local businesses are in need your support now and in the future.  Many Aliquippa restaurants have take-out and would welcome the purchase or gift cards.  Other life-sustaining businesses such as food stores and pharmacies remain open for business.

Please know that tax office, city building, and also public safety personnel, police, fire, ambulance and road department are all available to meet your emergency needs.  Please be advised these offices are not taking walk ins. Remember tough times don’t last tough people do stay safe and healthy!  Together, we will all persevere.

Employment Opportunities for Census Takers

From a recruiter:


Currently we only have 5 people that have applied for census taker positions in your city. We are hiring for 12 positions which leaves 7 vacant positions. The positions are for a census taker or supervisor with a pay rate of $18.50 – $20.50 per hour and $.58 per mile. These positions are tentatively scheduled to start mid-late May. Anyone interested must apply online at


With the current situation going on, we are unable to physically go out and actively recruit for these positions which is why I am reaching out to you to help get the word out to your community via your website.


Additional information :


April 1 is Census Day! Be sure to fill out the 2020 Census today by going to The 2020 Census takes just 10 minutes to complete. You can also respond by phone or by paper mail with details available at


We celebrate Census Day on April 1 because that is the reference date when answering Census questions. Be sure to count everyone who usually lives and sleeps in your home as of today. Everyone in your home counts, whether they are relatives, non-relatives, friends, or roommates. Also don’t forget to count all children, particularly those under the age of 5 and those babies who have joined our world on or before April 1.


As public servants at the Department of Commerce, we have a unique opportunity to set an example for the country by ensuring our own households get counted in the 2020 Census. We also need to remind our family, friends, and neighbors of the importance of filling out the 2020 Census.


The data collected helps determine how more than $675 billion in Federal funds each year will get distributed to states and communities. These funds support critical services including transportation, education, health care, and food assistance. The resulting population totals also determine the allocation of the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.




City of Aliquippa


For the last two weeks, I have witnessed residents, organizations, and local government step up to serve the vulnerable in our city. Many people do not realize that the people of Aliquippa are there for one another and they show up to find creative ways to love and support one another everyday. Not only does this happen in crisis, I personally observe this in everyday life. It’s one of the many things I love and appreciate about this city. BIG SHOUT AND HUGE THANK YOU TO THESE ORGANIZATIONS!!!



My name is Mayor Dwan B Walker
and I proudly represent Governor’s Wolf African American Commission. We hope that you and your family are safe and healthy.Today is National Census Day – the largest civic mobilization effort in the United States. We would like you to be counted!Pennsylvanians can NOW fill out the Census 2020 online. This is the first digital census in the history of our country. Since 1790, the nation has conducted a population count as mandated by the US Constitution. This year marks our 24th Census since the foundation of our country.

Here are my reasons for filling out the census and helping my state, all industries, all regions, and all communities:

1)For every resident of Pennsylvania counted, the federal government provides $2,100 to the state.
2)Every person counted contributes about $21,000 in the next ten years.
3)Political representation in the United States Congress is determined by population of each state. Pennsylvania has 18 members in Congress – the 5th largest congressional delegation.
4)Funding for Special Education.
5)Funding for Title I.
6)Funding for National School Lunch Program.
7)Funding for Nutrition Assistance Program for the Elderly.
8)Funding for Medicaid.
9)Funding for Community Development Block Grants.
10)Funding for Children’s Health Insurance Program.
11)Funding for highways, roads and bridges.
12)Funding for WIC.
13)Funding for SNAP.
14)Funding for TANF.
15)Funding for Head Start.
16)Rural Business and Industry Loans.
17)Cooperative Extension Services.
18)Rural Electrification.
19)Funding for Medicare Part B.
20)Support for Community Healthcare Centers.
21)School Breakfast Program.
22)Federal Direct Student Loans.
23)Federal Pell Grants.
24)Section 8 Housing Assistance.
25)Public Housing Capital Fund.
26)Water and Waste Disposal Systems for Rural Communities.
27)Title IV-E Foster Care
28)Vocational Rehabilitation Grants to States.
29)Adoption Assistance.
30)Unemployment Insurance Administration.
31)Childcare Mandatory and Matching Funds.
32)Resources for Emergency Response.
33)Rural Rental Assistance Payments.
34)$27 billion annually to the state.
35)$270 billion in the next 10 years.

Every household can now respond to the 2020 Census online, by mail, or by phone. If you are responding online, please go to my2020census.hov. Responding by phone by calling 844-330-2020. Paper forms would arrive by mail if you don’t respond by phone or online.

In Pennsylvania, everyone counts. All residents must be counted. Your answers are safe and protected.

On this National Census Day, help Pennsylvania and help your communities.

 — in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.

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