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County Participates in 4th Annual Charlotte Career Discovery Day
This Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., County departments will take part in the fourth annual Charlotte Career Discovery Day at The Park Expo and Conference Center, 800 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte.
This career fair, hosted by the City of Charlotte Neighborhood and Business Services Youth Programs, provides local high school youth an opportunity to learn about career fields ranging from science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) to human services, local government and more.
To help prepare our youth for 21st century careers, County departments will share their hands-on experiences with up to 4,000 youth in a fun-filled, educational event alongside 100+ local businesses and universities.
For more information, contact Community Relations Coordinator Christine Edwards at 980-314-2802 or Christine.Edwards@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov Mecklenburg County Receives an Excellence in Communications Award
Mecklenburg County Government was among 22 North Carolina governments to earn recognition in the 10th North Carolina City & County Communicators’ (NC3C) Excellence in Communications Awards.
The awards were presented recently at the NC3C’s annual Spring Conference in Charlotte. More than 133 entries were received. Categories included TV & Videos, Communication Technology, Special Events, Printed Publications, Most Creative Project for the Least Amount of Funds, Citizen Participation, and Marketing Tools.The Mecklenburg County Public Information Department received a second-place award in the "Best Campaign Use of Social Media" category for the Burn, Ban & Air Quality Campaign. Last fall, the County established itself as a resource for residents to get accurate information about air quality issues from wildfires in the western part of the state. The judges agreed that the posts were on target and described them as “indisputably popular.”
The purpose of North Carolina City & County Communicators is to encourage professional development and networking among local governmental communications professionals.
Congratulations! Greenway Safety
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is taking measures to ensure that our greenways and parks are safe and enjoyable for all residents and visitors.
Following an incident on the McAlpine Creek Greenway a few weeks ago, the department, along with CMPD, will begin increasing its patrol of the trails during peak times. This partnership is key to making sure we cover the most ground possible throughout our extensive greenway network.
In addition, the department has placed safety signage along the trails and greenway etiquette and safety tips on http://parkandrec.com.
It is our hope that these efforts will enhance the experience of greenway travelers and provide them with a sense of security as they explore our wonderful system,
For more information, contact Park and Recreation Director Jim Garges at 980-314-1012 or James.Garges@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov.