Mecklenburg County News Releases
10 and 15 Years of Public Service: Commissioners Recognized with Service Pins
Three members of the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners have been recognized for milestones in their service to the community. At the Board’s meeting on Dec. 5, 2023, County Manager Dena R. Diorio presented Commissioner Pat Cotham with her 10-year service pin, and Chair George Dunlap and Commissioner Vilma D. Leake with their 15-year service pins.
Budget Badge of Honor: 2024 Spending Plan Recognized Nationally
Mecklenburg County has been recognized for its Fiscal Year 2023-2024 budget. The Office of Management and Budget was awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), which advances excellence in government finance. The Distinguished Budget Presentation Award reflects the commitment of Mecklenburg County leadership and staff to meet the highest principles of governmental budgeting.
Notice: Final Day to Pay Property Taxes Without Interest is Jan. 5
The Office of the Tax Collector (OTC) encourages taxpayers to remit their tax payments now to avoid delinquency. Real estate and personal property tax payments must be paid or postmarked by the United States Postal Service (USPS) on or before Jan. 5, 2024, to avoid interest charges.
New Program to Support Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
Mecklenburg County Public Health’s Children’s Developmental Services Agency has a new program to help infants and toddlers and their families with mental health needs.
County Recognizes World AIDS Day with Free HIV Testing
Every year on Dec. 1, we commemorate World AIDS Day. This annual recognition serves as a reminder of the global struggle to end HIV-related stigma.
Help with Heating Bills: Applications for Assistance Begin Dec. 1
Residents who have trouble paying their winter heating bills can get help through Mecklenburg County’s Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP). It is one of several programs that help low-income households with their immediate energy needs, so they do not need to choose between heating their homes and other basic needs. Mecklenburg County will begin taking LIEAP applications on Dec. 1 for senior citizens aged 60 and older or disabled individuals.
Public Health’s First Mobile Health Unit Hits the Road
Providing services to more residents across Mecklenburg County takes on new meaning as Public Health's first mobile health unit has arrived and is ready to take to the road. The mobile van will be used for vaccination, testing, and education events year-round.
Help with HOMES Program Application: In-Person Guidance to Apply and Get Decision the Same-Day
In this last month of the application season, the County is offering in-person application help.
Everybody Counts Charlotte: Volunteers & Donations Needed for 'Point in Time' Count
November is National Homeless Awareness Month and preparations are underway for the 2024 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count. On Jan. 25, 2024, volunteers will span out across Charlotte-Mecklenburg streets, shelters, and encampments to identify individuals who are living without homes. Mecklenburg County is now seeking volunteers to help ensure everybody counts.
Stick to It: Recycling Right
Mecklenburg County Solid Waste and Recycling is offering free stickers that residents can apply to their recycling carts as a reminder of what is accepted for curbside recycling pickup: plastic bottles and jugs with necks, cardboard, paper, metal cans, cartons and juice boxes, and glass jars and bottles.