In October, the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County will host the Meet & Eat community engagement series. These events will give residents a chance to share their views on City and County services to help shape our area’s future. Every event is free and open to the public. Residents will be able to engage with key City and County departments to learn about what services and programs are available to the community. In addition to learning about City and County services, attendees will have an opportunity to give feedback on services and priorities. This information will be used as a part of the City’s fiscal year 2020 budget. Last year, residents were able to engage with staff and department directors from each City department and Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System, Mecklenburg County Assessor’s Office, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Library. This year several key Mecklenburg County departments have been added to the series’ offerings, including the Mecklenburg County Health and Human Services programs and the 2019 Countywide revaluation. There will also be guest hosts and performances by community organizations at some of the events. Each session will take place from 6-8 p.m. Dates and locations are listed below: Oct. 4: Albemarle Road Recreation Center, 5027 Idlewild Rd. NorthOct. 9: Arbor Glen Outreach Center, 1520 Clanton Rd.Oct. 11: Sugaw Creek Recreation Center, 943 W. Sugar Creek Rd. ***rescheduled for Oct. 30.Oct. 18: Elon Recreation Center, 11401 Ardrey Kell Rd.Oct. 23: Innovation Barn, 932 Seigle Ave., (Parking available at 1105 Otts St.) Oct. 25: Ivory/Baker Recreation Center, 1920 Stroud Park Ct. Last year, the event served more than 600 attendees at locations throughout the city. Dinner will be served, and child-friendly activities will be available while you network. RSVP is requested to ensure there is enough food for all attendees. You can learn more and RSVP at charlottenc.gov/meetandeat.
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