State of the County: Commission Chair Says Mecklenburg Is ‘Strong’ Due to Commitment to Residents

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The state of Mecklenburg County government continues to be strong because of its leaders’ and employees’ unyielding commitment to residents.

The Chair of the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners, George Dunlap, delivered his annual State of the County address on Friday, March 8, 2024. He reports that the County remains strong due to intentional and bold efforts and will be even stronger in the future with the continued partnership, advocacy, and support of the community.

Read the full address.

Chair Dunlap focused on Mecklenburg County’s economic well-being. He also reviewed the Board’s budget priorities for which last year’s budget included $164 million in new funding, and offered an update on accomplishments and challenges within each:

  • Early Childhood Development
  • Educational Attainment
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Health Access
  • Housing Insecurity
  • Workforce Development
  • Racial Disparities

In addition to the priorities, Chair Dunlap delivered an update on work on the behavioral health strategic plan, and the County’s spending plans for federal dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the National Opioid Settlement

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 View the State of the County address below or on MeckTV