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As you know, the North Carolina General Assembly adjourned its 2017 legislative session on Friday, June 30. However, two special sessions as expected to be called later this summer.
Looking back on the six-month session, Mecklenburg County enjoyed significant legislative and policy gains. Our legislative affairs liaison, Jonathan Sink, will discuss the County’s 2017 legislative achievements in greater detail during tomorrow’s Board meeting.
For more information, contact Legislative Affairs Liaison Jonathan Sink at 980-314-2884 or Jonathan.Sink@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. County Sponsors Summer Share CLT
This year Mecklenburg County is proud to be a partner with SHARE Charlotte for the annual SummerSHARE campaign. Summer is the biggest time of need for many nonprofits.
“SummerShareCLT” is a Share Charlotte community giving campaign that runs from July 10 to 21, and encourages donations of tangible goods that nonprofits need the most. The Summer Share campaign will, connect our community with a shared message, raise the level of giving overall and educate our neighborhoods on the critical work of Mecklenburg County nonprofits.
In just a few clicks, you can shop for what specific nonprofits need in the Give Shop. The Give shop is an e-commerce site that allows people to choose from, and purchase, the most needed items on a nonprofit’s wish list.
Residents and employees can participate by visiting: www.sharecharlotte.org.
For more information, contact Community Relations Coordinator Christine Edwards at 980-314-2802 or Christine.Edwards@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. County Wins More Than a Dozen NACo and NACIO Awards
I would like to congratulate Mecklenburg County staff on recently winning more than a dozen national awards. Staff won six Achievement Awards, including one “Best in Category,” from the National Association of Counties (NACo) and seven Awards of Excellence from the National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO).
The Achievement Award program recognizes innovative county government programs in more than 15 categories including children and youth, criminal justice, county administration, information technology, health and many more.
Mecklenburg’s winning programs include:• Ambulance Redesign• Building With our Veterans * Best in Category• Earned Media: "Putting the ‘Storm’ in Storm Water" 2015-2017 • Hybrid Collaborative Delivery Team (HCDT) • MyTotalHealth: Enriching the Whole Employee• retroFIT Floodproofing ProgramThe Awards of Excellence recognize outstanding public relations and public information work being done by counties throughout the nation.
Winning projects include:• Meck County Does That?, a campaign highlighting a variety of County programs. • Mecklenburg County Facebook• Mecklenburg County Twitter• Outlook Magazine, a quarterly County employee-focused magazine.• Rescue at County Pool, a story about a heroic rescue at a County pool.• State of the County Address, annual speech presented by the chair of the Board of County Commissioners.• You Can Learn From Your Foster Child, a campaign showing how rewarding it is for parents to foster a child.
NACo and NACIO awards will be presented during NACo’s annual conference July 21-24. We will recognize staff during two separate Board meetings this summer.