Mecklenburg Budget: ​Workshops Allow Public to Voice Priorities

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A series of workshops will give members of the public the opportunity to voice their priorities and concerns as they relate to services funded by Mecklenburg County.

The County is in the process of crafting its Fiscal Year 2023-2024 budget, and will host in-person workshops in each of the six County Commission districts and one virtual workshop.

Residents planning to attend a workshop are asked to register in advance. Here are the workshops currently scheduled, with additional workshops to be determined:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m.: Northern Regional Recreation Center, 18121 Old Statesville Road, Cornelius

  • Thursday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m.: West Charlotte Recreation Center, 2401 Kendall Drive, Charlotte

  • Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m.: Eastway Regional Recreation Center, 3150 Eastway Park Drive, Charlotte

  • Wednesday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m.: Hickory Grove Recreation Center, 6709 Pence Road, Charlotte

  • Wednesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m.: Naomi Drenan Recreation Center, 750 Beal Street, Charlotte

  • Wednesday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m.: Sportsplex at Matthews, 2425 Sports Parkway, Matthews

  • Saturday, March 18 at 11 a.m.: Virtual workshop. The link will be posted at and emailed two days in advance to those who register.

In addition to the community workshops, Mecklenburg County will ask residents to complete a survey available Feb. 6 - March 6, giving residents the opportunity to submit their priorities. The survey will take minutes to complete and will help County leadership assess what's important to residents.

County Manager Dena R. Diorio is scheduled to present her budget recommendation on May 18, with the Board adopting the FY2023-2024 budget on June 6.