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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Key Initiatives​

 Executive Team


County Manag​er​​

Dena R. Diorio
Portrait Dena Diorio
  • ​​​Countywide Reappraisal
  • HHS Integrated Services
  • Exceptional Public Health

Assistant County Manager​​​​​

Mark L. Foster
Portrait Mark Foster
  • FY19 Countywide Reappraisal
  • Critical IT Systems and Improvements
  • School Bond Referendum
Full Performance Plan​​​​​​​​​​​

Assistant County Manager​

Leslie Johnson
Portrait Leslie Johnson
  • Small Business Policy
  • Park and Recreation Homeless Support
  • Park & Recreation Amenities

Assistant County Manager / Chief of Staff

Derrick Ramos

Assistant County Manager​

Anthony Trotman
Portrait Anthony Trotman
  • HHS Integrated Services
  • Public Health Improvement
  • Community Support Services Evaluation Project

 Department Directors

A​sset and Facilities Management

Mark P. Hahn  
Portrait Mark Hahn
  • Bringing Mecklenburg County to You
  • Fleet Maintenance Plan
  • Enhance Facility Security

Board of Elections

Michael Dickerson  
Portrait Michael Dickerson​​
  • Election Law Changes
  • Complete Scheduled Elections
  • Precinct Official Training

Child Support Enforcement

Joan Kennedy  
Portrait Joan Kennedy​​
  • HHS ​​​Integrated Services
  • Improve Child Support Establishment and Outcomes
  • Federal Incentive Measures

Community Support Services

Stacy M. Lowry  
Portrait Stacy Lowry
  • ​​​Strengthen Interventions
  • Decrease Chronic Homelessness
  • Decrease Honelessness

County Assessor's Office

Kenneth Joyner  
Portrait Kenneth Joyner​​
  • Implement Quality Control
  • Develop Communication Strategies
  • Schedule Next Reappraisal

Criminal Justice Services

Sonya Harper  
Portrait Sonya Harper
  • CJS Risk Analysis
  • Safety and Justice Challenge 
  • Enhanc Utilization of Pretrial Services PSA

Department of Social Services

Peggy Eagan  
Portrait Peggy Eagan
  • HHS Integrated Services
  • Annie E. Casey Engagement
  • Workforce Development Strategy

Economic Development Office

Peter Zeiler  
Portrait Peter Zeiler​​
  • Concierge Support Program
  • Scale Up Education Series
  • Capital Access Alternatives

Financial Services Department

Sarah Lyberg  
Portrait Vacant​​
  • Capital Improvement Program
  • Procurement Implementation

Health Department

Gibbie Harris
Portrait Gibbie Harris​​
  • HHS Integrated Services
  • Public Health Transformation
  • Action Plans in Response to Audit Recommendations

Human Resources

Portrait HR​​
  • Talent Management
  • Streamline Internal HR Communicationst
  • PeopleSoft Fit/Gap Analysis

Information Technology Services

Keith G. Gregg  
Portrait Keith Gregg​​
  • Optimize Service Delivery
  • Mature IT Service Organization
  • Secure Business Platform

Internal Audit

Joanne Prakapas  
Portrait Joanne Prakapas​​
  • Execute FY2018 Audit Plan
  • Update Fraud Awareness Training
  • Update Ethics Training


Ebenezer S. Gujjarlapudi  
Portrait Ebenezer S. Gujjarlapudi​​
  • Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Contract
  • Solid Waste Infrastructure
  • 2018 Oblique Photography

Medical Examiner's Office

Thomas D. Owens, MD  
Portrait Thomas Owens​​
  • Enhance Examinations and Autopsies Rate
  • ABMDI Certifications
  • Morgue Cooler Expansion

Park & Recreation

Portrait Park and Recreation​​
  • Increase Access to Recreation
  • Resource Management 
  • Fitness Certification & Fitness Program Developmentt

Public Information

Danny Diehl  
Portrait Danny Diehl​​
  • Maximize Communication Efforts
  • FY18 Communication Plan
  • Expand Social Media Channels

Register of Deeds

Fredrick Smith  
Portrait Fredrick Smith​​
  • Historical Website Project
  • Birth Records Preservation 
  • Improved Vital Records Availability


Irwin Carmichael  
Portrait Irwin Carmichael​​
  • Assuming Responsibility for the Police Services
  • Behavior Health Training
  • Civil Disturbance Training

Office of the Tax Collector

Neal Dixon  
Portrait Neal Dixon​​
  • Tax System Contract
  • Comprehensive Foreclosure Strategy
  • Improve Service and Payment