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September 1, 2014
County/City to Host ICMA 100th Annual Conference

Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte will jointly host the International City/County Management Association’s (ICMA) 100th Annual Conference from Sept. 14-17, 2014 at the Charlotte Convention Center. Founded in 1914, ICMA has a mission to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional local government management to build sustainable communities that improve people’s lives worldwide. ICMA provides member support, publications, data and information, training, and professional development to nearly 9,000 city, town and county experts throughout the world.

The ICMA Annual Conference is the largest annual event in the world for local government managers and staff. Each year, the conference offers an abundance of educational, information-sharing, and networking tools to help local government leaders manage their communities in today’s complex environment. This year’s conference will include a keynote speech by presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, as well as educational sessions, roundtable discussions, and field demonstrations to provide managers with innovative ideas and practical strategies to deal with the challenges facing local governments today.

More than 250 City and County employees will volunteer their time and talents to help make the event a success.

If you have questions about the ICMA conference, contact Assistant County Manager Michelle Lancaster via email
Community Information Session on Aquatic Center Closure

Beginning June 1, 2015, the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center will close for approximately one year for renovations.

The Park and Recreation Department project will enhance the facility’s accommodations and maintain the center as a state-of-the-art facility to serve the patrons who swim and work out. 

Park and Recreation staff will hold a community information session on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Grady Cole Center (310 S. Kings Dr.). During this session, staff will provide details and answer questions about the renovation project.

If you have questions about the Aquatic Center renovation, visit the MCAC renovation website or contact James Alsop, Park and Rec Enterprise Services Division director, via email.
Torrence Creek Greenway Opening Ceremony

More greenway is on the way in Mecklenburg County.

An opening ceremony for the 1.4-mile Torrence Creek Greenway will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. The event will be held at the greenway entrance, located at 13121 Bradford Hill Lane. Park and Recreation Director Jim Garges, as well as Commissioner Karen Bentley and Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain, will speak at the event.

The Torrence Creek Greenway runs through woods and behind neighborhoods off Gilead Road in Huntersville.
If you have questions about the opening ceremony, contact Greenway Planner Gwen Cook via email.

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