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​BOCC Announces Appointees for New COVID-19 Recovery and Renewal Task Force


BOCC Announces Appointees for New COVID-19 Recovery and Renewal Task Force 

The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) has announced appointees and co-chairs to the new COVID-19 Recovery and Renewal Task Force.  

Dr. Jerome Williams Jr. of Novant Health and Victoria Avramovic from the Centralina Regional Council of governments will lead the 23-member Task Force that includes County Manager Dena R. Diorio.  

The BOCC established the task force by resolution in early June to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Mecklenburg County. The resolution can be read in full here:  Resolution Establishing COVID-19 Recovery and Renewal Task Force. 

Appointees are (in alphabetical order): Victoria Avramovic, Dr. Yvette Bessent, Gregory Boulanger, Brenda Campbell, Jasmine Chaney, Carrie Cook, Keith Cradle, Charles Grouse, Carlenia Ivory, Mohammed Jibriel, Kevin Kendrick Blanchard, Bernadette Joy Maulion, Jessica Montana, Maria (Gina) Navarrete, Mitzi Porter, Harold Rice, Jr., Dr. Jessica Schorr Saxe, Sam Smith, Jr., Dr. Cheryl Waites Spellman, Sarah Stevens, Salma Villarreal, Marcenia Waters, Dietrick Williams, Dr. Jerome Williams, Jr. and Elizabeth Star-Winer.  

The Task Force will examine and help address COVID-19 impact issues that are specific to employees, businesses, public health, education, the economy, and the overall well-being of the residents in Mecklenburg County. They will develop a comprehensive Recovery and Renewal Plan of Action (or a limited series of plans) to be presented and recommended to the Mecklenburg BOCC for approval and action in the following substantive areas:   

  • Access to health care and eliminating health disparities 
  • Mental and emotional health 
  • Economic recovery, including help for small business 
  • Non-profit recovery and human services 
  • Education and childcare 
  • Working families and vulnerable populations 
  • Housing and homelessness 
  • Jobs and workforce development 
  • Food security 
  • Arts and culture 

    The action plan (or plans) will include and incorporate recommendations from the County Manager's Business Roundtable. 



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