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​June 17, 2019

6/17/2019

BOCCVice Chair Powell, Commissioner Rodriguez-McDowell Hold Town Hall Events for Latin American Community

BOCC Vice Chair Elaine Powell (District 1) and Commissioner Susan Rodriguez-McDowell (District 6) will hold town hall events this month to listen to members of Mecklenburg’s Latin American community and encourage civic involvement. The town hall events will be hosted in partnership with the Latin American Leadership Future Search Civic Engagement Committee and will feature County representatives. Vice Chair Powell’s event will also include state representatives.

Details are as follows:

​Commissioner​Date/Time​Location
​Commissioner Rodriguez-McDowell ​Thursday, June 20, 6:30 - 8 p.m.​Iglesia Puerto Nuevo (13331 York Center Drive, Charlotte)
​Vice Chair Powell​Saturday, June 29, 1-4 p.m. ​Lake Forest Church of Huntersville (8519 Gilead Road, Huntersville)

 

For more information, contact LaShonda Hart, Sr. Assistant to the County Manager, at 704-629-5925.
 
Public Health Offers Back-to-School Immunizations this Summer

The school year has ended, and summer break has begun for many students across Mecklenburg. However, it’s never too early to begin reviewing that back-to-school checklist, which includes state-required immunizations.

To make it easy for parents and students, the Mecklenburg County Public Health Department is offering several Big Shots Saturday clinics this summer.

Clinics will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the following dates at either the Southeast Health Department (249 Billingsley Road, Charlotte) or the Northwest Health Department (2845 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte):

  • June 22 –Southeast Health Department
  • July 20 –Northwest Health Department
  • Aug. 3 – Southeast Health Department
  • Aug. 17 - Northwest Health Department
  • Sept. 7 – Southeast Health Department
  • Sept. 14 - Northwest Health Department


One additional clinic will be offered on Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Southeast Health Department.

Parents are reminded that immunization appointments can be scheduled on other days by calling 704-336-6500.

For more information, contact Public Health Director Gibbie Harris at 980-314-9020.
 
Community Support Services Receives National Honors

Our Community Support Services Department (CSS) is the latest County department to win a national award.

Last week, the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) presented CSS and the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute with the G. Thomas Kingsley Impact Award for their collaboration on the dissemination of research and data related to evictions in the community.

The award recognizes an NNIP partner organization -- such as the County -- that has demonstrated impact using neighborhood data to improve local policy and practice to benefit low-income communities.

The Eviction Report Series and local toolkits designed to help put the information to use are available on the Housing & Homelessness Dashboard.

For more information, contact CSS Director Stacy M. Lowry at 980-314-8903.