Mecklenburg County News Releases

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  1. Connecting with Social Media: Mecklenburg County Awarded for Excellence

    Mecklenburg County’s social media team received three “Excellence in Communications Awards” from NC3C, or North Carolina City and County Communicators. NC3C includes communicators from cities, counties, universities, and other agencies across the state. The Excellence in Communications Awards recognize great local government communicators and foster achievement among members by showcasing top-level work.

  2. Mecklenburg County Awarded for Strategic Planning and Performance Measures

    Mecklenburg County government has been presented with 2024 Organizational Leadership Award from the American Society for Public Administration’s (ASPA) Center for Accountability and Performance (CAP). The award recognizes outstanding applications of performance measurement that produces culture change, sustained improvements, and positive effects on government performance and accountability.

  3. MECK Pre-K: Seven Years of Preparing Children for Success

    MECK Pre-K is now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year, seven years after first enrolling students for the innovative program.  MECK Pre-K offers high-quality education for all 4-year-old children residing in Mecklenburg County at no cost to their families. The program was developed to address the Board of County Commissioners’ Early Childhood Development priority, which pledges to expand services that promote healthy early childhood development and education from ages birth to 5 years.   

  4. Inaugural Black Maternal Health Conference Collaboration for Public Health

    Public Health spotlighted National Black Maternal Health Week (April 11 – 17) with an event partnership with Care Ring in the 2024 Black Maternal Health Conference.

  5. Celebrating National Public Health Week

    Public Health employees celebrated a weeklong spotlight on their work on April 1 - 7. Each day of the week focused on a different aspect of service related to public health.   

  6. Public Health Director to Lead National Organization

    Mecklenburg County Public Health Director Dr. Raynard Washington is the new chair for Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC), a national forum of leaders from 35 of the country’s largest health departments. 

  7. Blueprint for Growth: Construction Conference and Expo

    Mecklenburg County Asset and Facility Management  is hosting an event on Friday, April 26, to inform contractors, architects, designers and engineers about being a construction vendor for the County. 

  8. Pinwheels for the Children: April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte have jointly proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, which recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect.

  9. Delinquent Tax Advertisement to be Published Next Weekend

    Approximately 40,350 Mecklenburg County property owners who have delinquent 2023 real and personal property tax bills will have their names and the principal amount they owe published, as required by state law, in The Charlotte Observer, on Sunday, April 7, 2024. Bills paid after Feb. 29, 2024, may be included in the advertisement. 

  10. In Memoriam: Mecklenburg County Remembers Former County Manager Gerald G. ‘Jerry’ Fox

    A pillar of Mecklenburg County government and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community has died. Former County Manager Gerald G. “Jerry” Fox passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at the age of 91.