2019 Mecklenburg County Community Pulse Report Now Available
The 2019 Community Pulse Report is now available on MeckNC.gov.
The biannual report sheds light on the external factors that influence the business of the County. Factors highlighted in the 2019 report include population growth, economic growth, employment and jobs, education, income, living wage and other social factors (e.g., cost of living, health and wellness).
These factors are considered during the County’s strategic business planning efforts and drive many decisions that are made by the County. The report data shows that Mecklenburg County continues to see strong population and economic growth and a relatively low cost of living. However, there are opportunities to address disparities in education as seen in various health and wellness metrics.
You can view the report here.
For more information, contact Monica Allen, Director of Strategic Planning and Evaluation, at 980-314-2901 or Monica.Allen@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. Livable Meck’s ‘Voice of the Community’ Wraps Up 2nd Wave
This year, Livable Meck’s “Voice of the Community” process is hosting a series of forums, online surveys, and other engagement opportunities to find out what matters most to residents. Residents’ voices will determine Livable Meck’s priorities and actions for the future.
Both waves 1 and 2 were a great success and hosts included, but were not limited to, local churches, AARP, GoodWill of the Southern Piedmont, Aldersgate, Queen City Unity, Omega Psi Phi (Pi Phi Chapter), Centralina Council of Governments, and the Matthews Chamber of Commerce. Our engagement strategy leverages our Livable Meck partners and meets residents where/when it is most convenient. By meeting residents where they’re at, candid dialogue and interest sharing occurs. The results of this high-tech/high-touch approach will help ensure residents’ voices are reflected in the new plan.
Research will continue through April 30. Community organizations, private businesses, neighborhoods and faith-based groups are invited to be hosts for wave 3 of “Voice of the Community.” Information about the initiative can be found here.
Livable Meck (formerly known as the Mecklenburg Livable Communities Plan) is an engagement infrastructure that assembles private businesses, nonprofits and elected bodies to protect and enrich the quality of life in our community. In 2012, Livable Meck hosted over 2,000 residents in focus groups. The input received created the current community-wide plan.
For more information, contact Rebecca Herbert, Livable Meck Community Engagement and Strategy Manager, at 980-314-3631 or Rebecca.Herbert@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council to Host Meet and Greet March 13
Next Wednesday, March 13, County Commissioners are invited to attend a meet and greet program hosted by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council. The program will take place at 6 p.m. in room 280 of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center.
This will be a great opportunity for the Board and Youth Council members to network and discuss County programs and initiatives, as well as important topics such as affordable housing, education and climate change. Commissioners will also have the chance to share background information about themselves and why they chose to serve in a public office.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council is the official youth advisory council for City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
If you have questions, please contact Community Relations Coordinator Christine Edwards at 980-314-2802 or Christine.Edwards@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov.
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