TORY RUSSO was recently appointed by Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh to serve as census coordinator for the U.S. Census Bureau 2020 Census count. She will be the city’s point person in coordinating with the Census Bureau, state, and local government, as well as with private and nonprofit organizations, volunteer groups, and other community organizations that represent people impacted by the census. Russo, who has served as Mayor Walsh’s public information officer since January 2018, was scheduled to transition to the full-time Census focus in April. Before joining the City of Syracuse government, Russo worked with PEACE, Inc. and with Hopeprint in communications and youth-programming positions, respectively. She is a 2016 graduate of Syracuse University with a dual major in magazine journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and international relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship.