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The County's Equity Action Plan for Fiscal Years 2020-22 is outlined below. The completed detailed action plan can be viewed and downloaded
The Equity Action Plan Annual Report for 2020 is available here (PDF).
GOAL 1: Infrastructure & Tools
Mecklenburg County employees and residents have the understanding of and ability to advance equity.
Strategy A: Implement infrastructure for Mecklenburg County employees to understand and commit to advance racial equity within the County government.
Strategy B: Develop skills for Mecklenburg County employees to understand and commit to advance racial equity within the County government.
Strategy C: Build community partnerships and residents’ understanding of racial equity.
GOAL 2: Workforce Equity
Mecklenburg County is a model employer advancing racial equity.
Strategy A: Evaluate the recruitment and hiring process using racial equity lens.
Strategy B: Review and refine HR policies and procedures related to recruitment and hiring using racial equity tools
Strategy C: Increase employee awareness and development opportunities across all salary plans.
GOAL 3: Inclusive Engagement
Mecklenburg County residents are engaged in the community where they live, learn, work and recreate.
Strategy A: Ensure Board of County Commissioners engagement opportunities are accessible to all residents.
Strategy B: Develop the Countywide Inclusive Outreach and Community Engagement Framework
GOAL 4: Health Equity
All residents in Mecklenburg County are healthy.
Strategy A: All Residents receive effective, accessible and satisfactory health services at current and future CRC.
Strategy B: Increase capacity of CRC staff to address services through an equity lens.
Goal 5: Economic Opportunity
Mecklenburg County’s small businesses and non-profits share in the County’s economic prosperity.
Strategy A: Increase Minority/Women-Owned/Small Business Enterprise and Nonprofit businesses participation with Mecklenburg County Government.
Strategy B: Increase access to capital for small businesses owned by people of color.
Goal 6: Criminal Justice
All residents in Mecklenburg County live in a more just and equitable community.
Strategy A: Reduce racial disparities and disproportionality within the Criminal Justice System.
Mecklenburg County Public Health encourages all eligible residents ages 12 and older to get a free COVID-19 vaccination.