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ADULT CARE HOME ADVISORY COMMITTEEApply Today!
Purpose: To advocate for the rights of citizens residing in rest homes. The Adult Care Home Advisory Committee promotes the interests and well-being of the residents in adult care homes (rest homes). Appointments are made for one-year terms for first year and any member reappointed to a second or third year term will be appointed for a three-year term with no one serving more than two consecutive three-year terms.
Qualifications: No person or immediate family member of a person with a financial interest in a home served by this committee, no employee or governing board member of a home served by this committee, and no immediate family member of a resident in a home served by this committee may be a member of this committee.  Must be able to travel to each facility in the county. Be available to serve an average of eight (8) hours per month. Must be able to complete an initial orientation and field training of 15 hours. Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 35
Term Years: 3
Max Years: 7
Stipend: No
Category: Social
Board Type: County
Contact: pirish@centralina.org
AIR QUALITY COMMISSIONApply Today!
Purpose: The Mecklenburg County Board of County Commissioners hereby creates the Mecklenburg County Air Quality Commission (AQC) with the mission and duty to promote the protection, preservation, and enhancement of the ambient air resources of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.  The purpose of the AQC shall be to provide citizen and stakeholder input to the Board of County Commissioners, local municipalities and staff through the review and recommendation of air pollution management policies, long-range plans, operations and their budgetary impacts in order to achieve the above mission.
Qualifications: The membership of the Air Quality Control shall be divided according to the following vocations or interests represented:  One (1) Health Professional (HP), One (1) Engineer (E), One Industrial (I), One (1) Scientist (S), One (1) Environmental (E), One (1) Attorney (A), One (1) Transportation (T), and Five (5) Public (P).  The Board shall ensure that at least four (4) members shall reside in the City of Charlotte; at least one (1) member shall reside in the Town of Cornelius (CO), Davidson (D) or Huntersville (HU) and one (1) member shall reside in the Town of Matthews (M), Mint Hill (MH) or Pineville. Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 12
Term Years: 3
Max Years: 6
Stipend: Yes
Category: Environmental
Board Type: County
Contact: Ieshishua.Pierce@mecklenburgcountync.gov
Airport CommissionApply today!
The Commission shall operate the airport in a proper, efficient, economical, and business-like manner, to the end that it may effectively serve the public needs for which it was established at the least cost and expense to the City. The Commission shall have the power and authority to carry out a variety of tasks as outlined in Session Law 2013-358, Senate Bill 380, Section 5.56.  Powers and Duties.
Applicants must be a resident of Mecklenburg County, a registered voter of Mecklenburg County, and preferably have experience in aviation, logistics, construction and/or facilities management, law, accounting, and/or finance. No person may be appointed as a member or serve during continuance in office on the Commission who: (1) Is employed by a servant of the Commission as defined in the Charter; (2) Is a tenant or employee of a tenant of an airport owned, operated, or controlled by the Commission, or other commercial user or employee of a commercial user of any airport operated by the Commission; or (3) Has been convicted of a felony or a crime of moral turpitude.
Number of Members: 13
Term Years: 4
Max Years: 8
Stipend: No
Category: Fiscal
Board Type:
Contact: Janice.Paige@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL BOARDApply Today!
Purpose: Established by State Statute.  The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has control and jurisdiction over the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages; has power and authority to adopt rules and regulations governing the operation of stores; to locate, furnish and equip stores and provide management of the same; direct the duties and services of all employees; requires the sale of alcoholic beverages at the prices fixed by the State Board of Alcoholic Beverage Control.  Appointments are made for three-year terms with no one serving more than two consecutive full terms. The Chairman of the ABC Board is designated by the County Commission.
Qualifications: N.C. General Statute 18B-700 (d) Qualifications states the appointing authority shall appoint members of a local board on the basis of the appointees’ interest in public affairs, good judgment, knowledge, ability, and good moral character.
 
In addition to N.C. General Statute 18B-700 (d) the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners will use the following qualifications in the screening process for appointment consideration to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board:
High personal and professional ethics, integrity, practical wisdom and mature judgment;
Broad training and experience in policy-making decisions in business, government, education, technology, substance abuse education or prevention training;
Expertise, including, but not limited to, financial literacy, retailing experience at the management level, and board governance, performance and dynamics, that is useful to the ABC Board and complementary to the background and experience of other directors;
Willingness to devote the amount of time necessary to prepare thoroughly for all Board meetings in advance, to carry out the duties and responsibilities of Board membership; knowledge of the ABC Laws, rules of the State ABC Commission and the Mecklenburg County Board’s ethics and other policies applicable to Board members;
Willingness to objectively appraise management performance.
Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 5
Term Years: 3
Max Years: 6
Stipend: Yes
Category: Other
Board Type: Independent
Contact: laura.sherer@meckabc.com
AUDIT REVIEW COMMITTEEApply Today!
Purpose: The primary duty of the Audit Review Committee (ARC) is the overseeing of the independent audit, the recommendation for selection of the independent auditor and resolution of audit findings; and the ARC shall be provided all final internal audit reports produced by the Internal Audit Department. The ARC will comprise five voting members and two non-voting ex officio members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners according to its appointment process. The five voting members will comprise four members of the Board of County Commissioners, two from each political party and one general public representative.
Qualifications: Persons interested in serving must have expertise and experience in accounting and auditing. Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County. The ARC collectively should have expertise and experience in accounting, auditing in financial reporting and internal controls.
Number of Members: 5
Term Years: 3
Max Years: 6
Stipend: No
Category: Fiscal
Board Type: County
Contact: MaryJean.Davidson@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov
BICYCLE COMMITTEEApply Today!
Purpose: Council approved this committee on September 13, 1999, by virtue of approving the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Bicycle Transportation Plan.
Qualification: The two members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners shall be residents of Mecklenburg County and may also be residents of any municipality (including Charlotte) within Mecklenburg County.

It is desirable that members be interested in bicycling as a form of transportation. Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 9
Term Years: 3
Max Years: 3
Stipend: No
Category: Other
Board Type: Joint
Contact: ktippette@ci.charlotte.nc.us
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION AND REVIEWApply Today!
Purpose: The Board of Equalization and Review hears appeals of taxpayers on assessed values and reviews current assessments made by the Tax Supervisor.  Appointments are made for three-year terms with no one serving more than two full consecutive terms.  The Chairman and Vice-Chairman are designated by the Board of County Commissioners.
Qualifications: To qualify for appointment as a member, each nominee to the Board shall be of good moral character, shall have resided in Mecklenburg County at least two (2) consecutive years prior to the appointment, shall remain as a resident for the duration of service as a member, shall be knowledgeable of real estate or personal property valuation matters, and shall not have been convicted of a felony.
Number of Members: 15
Term Years: 3
Max Years: 6
Stipend: Yes
Category: Fiscal
Board Type: County
Contact: Eric.Anderson@MeckelnburgCountyNC.gov
BOARD OF MOTOR VEHICLE REVIEWApply Today!
Purpose: To hear and decide appeals involving the valuation, situs and taxability of motor vehicles.  The chairman is designated by the Board of Commissioners.
Qualifications: Appointees should be familiar with motor vehicle values from experience in areas such as automobile financing, sales and appraisal. Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 5
Term Years: 1
Max Years: 1
Stipend: Yes
Category: Fiscal
Board Type: County
Contact: Karen.Bradshaw@mecklenburgcountync.gov
BUILDING DEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONApply Today!
Purpose: The BDC shall review, advise and make recommendations to the Board and the Department regarding: land development/building industry matters; the annual budget of County departments with land development/building regulatory functions; the methodology for establishing and the level of all fees charged; land development/building regulatory programs, processes, plans, and procedures for efficiency and effectiveness, etc.  The BDC shall assist, advise, and make recommendations to the Department as needed.  The BDC shall organize and administer subcommittees for the licensing of certain construction trades as required by law.
Qualifications: The BDC shall be composed of persons who are qualified, by experience and training, to consider and determine matters pertaining to building construction and who are residents of Mecklenburg County.  The BDC shall consist of one representative recommended by each of the following organizations and appointed by the Board:  Master Electrical Contractors Assoc. of N.C. or Charlotte (MECA); Professional Engineers of North Charlotte (PENC); American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA); Charlotte Heating & Air Conditioning Contractors Assoc. (HAC); American Institute of Architects (AIA); Mecklenburg General Contractor's Assoc. (MGCA); Charlotte Chamber of Commerce (CC); Home Builders Assoc. of Charlotte (HBA); Charlotte Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors Assoc. (PHC); Charlotte Apartment Assoc. (CAA); National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI); Two General Public Members (GP).  Representation of the above organizations on the BDC is not limited or restricted to membership in the organizations.  All applications from those interested in serving on the BDC shall be provided to the Board for its consideration. Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
 
The Chairperson is appointed by the Board and shall be the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce representative.
Number of Members: 13
Term Years: 3
Max Years: 3
Stipend: No
Category: Fiscal
Board Type: County
Contact: Rebecca.Simcox@mecklenburgcountync.gov
CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEESApply Today!
Purpose: Established by State Statute.  The Board of Trustees is a corporate body with powers to acquire, hold, and transfer real and personal property, to enter into contracts, to institute and defend legal actions and suits, and to exercise such other rights and privileges as may be necessary for the management and administration of the institution in accordance with the provisions and purposes as stated in the General Statutes.  Trustees are responsible for keeping elected officials informed of the implications of legislative actions that may have a bearing on the college.
 
Appointments are made for four-year terms. Members are appointed by the County Commission, Board of Education and the Governor.
Qualifications: Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 12
Term Years: 4
Max Years: 4
Stipend: No
Category: Social
Board Type: Independent
Contact: Ellen.Zaremba@cpcc.edu
CHARLOTTE MECKLENBURG COALITION FOR HOUSINGApply Today!
Purpose: Acting under the authority delegated by City Council and the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners the Ten Year Plan to End and Prevent Homelessness Community Based Board, which has been named the Charlotte Mecklenburg Coalition for Housing, shall be responsible for:
 
Program coordination and implementation
Recommend annual priorities for housing programs and development
Development of policy recommendations that impact housing and homelessness
Recommend Annual Capital Funding Allocations
Annual plan evaluation/assessment/action plans
Annual Report to City Council and County Commission
Partnership development and alignment of services
Advocacy
Data collection and reporting
Qualifications: The membership of the “Ten-Year Plan Committee shall include representatives from the following categories:
 
Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County
Public Safety/Law Enforcement: One professional with demonstrated knowledge, interest and experience in the Public Safety/Law Enforcement Field
Human Services: One professional with demonstrated knowledge, interest and experience in the Human Services Field
Education: One professional with demonstrated knowledge, interest and experience in the Education Field
Number of Members: 12
Term Years: 3
Max Years: 3
Stipend: No
Category: Social
Board Type: Joint
Contact: mgaertner@ci.charlotte.nc.us
CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEEApply Today!
Purpose: To study programs in the areas of human and community relations and to make the results available to the public; to promote the quality of opportunity for all citizens.  The mayor of Charlotte and the chairman of the County Commission appoint the chairman and vice chairman.
Qualifications: Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 36
Term Years: 3
Max Years: 3
Stipend: No
Category: Social
Board Type: Joint
Contact: rthompson@ci.charlotte.nc.us
CITIZEN'S CAPITAL BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEEApply Today!
Purpose: The Citizen's Capital Budget Advisory Committee's charge is to: 
1) comment on the County's capital budgeting process and procedure
2) review priorities and assess proposed capital projects in relationship to these priorities
3) make recommendations to the County Manager and Board of County Commissioners on process, priorities, and projects 4) facilitate the exchange of information and coordination between the County and the City on capital needs and planning
5) receive progress reports from staff departments on a quarterly basis on the status of capital projects
6) evaluate the stewardship of each agency or County department requesting funds for capital projects in using bond funds previously approved
7) the Chair and Vice Chair are required to meet periodically, no less than bi-monthly with the Effective and Efficient Government Committee
8) the CCBAC is required to hold at least two joint meetings each year with the Board Committee
9) recommend to the Board a set of reasonable community standards for capital infrastructure funded by Mecklenburg County.
Qualifications: Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 7
Term Years: 2
Max Years: 6
Stipend: No
Category: Fiscal
Board Type: County
Contact: Delois.Wesson@mecklenburgcountync.gov
CITIZEN'S TRANSIT ADVISORY GROUPApply Today!
Purpose: The Citizen's Transit Advisory Group (CTAG) is an 11-member committee with appointments made by the BOCC, City Council, School Board, Towns, Mayor of Charlotte and Chairman of the BOCC.  The responsibilities of the CTAG are to: 1) review the chief transit official's proposed 2-year operating programs and second-year program adjustments and 5-year capital programs and make recommendations to the Metrolina Transit Committee (MTC), 2) provide other advisory functions as directed by the MTC, and 3) conduct a mandatory governance review pursuant to the Transit Governance Interlocal Agreement. Two members appointed by the Board and one member appointed by the Chairman of the Board. The members of the CTAG serve two-year staggered terms.
Qualifications: Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 2
Term Years: 2
Max Years: 2
Stipend: No
Category: Fiscal
Board Type: Joint
Contact: wbraswell@ci.charlotte.nc.us
CMUD ADVISORY COMMITTEEApply Today!
Purpose: To review all Capital Improvement items; review changes in rate-setting methodology; review changes in extension policy;  sit with City Council at any hearings as required; review water and sewer extension requests for which an agreement has not been reached; present annual report to City Council and County Commission; and review other utility matters as requested. Appointments are made for three year terms with no one serving more than two consecutive full terms.
Qualifications: Members must be appointed from the following sectors: real estate developer (RED), water and/or sewer contractor (WSC), civil engineer specializing in water and sewer construction (CE), financial expert (FIN), neighborhood leader (NL), and a member designated by City Council as representing the towns of Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville (Towns). Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 7
Term Years: 3
Max Years: 3
Stipend: No
Category: Environmental
Board Type: Joint
Contact: kbaldwin@ci.charlotte.nc.us
CRIMINAL JUSTICE CITIZEN'S ADVISORY COMMITTEEApply Today!
Purpose: Acting under the authority delegated by the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners the Criminal Justice Citizen’s Advisory Committee shall:
 
Promote collaboration/coordination across all components of the Mecklenburg County criminal justice system. 
Seek and explore methods of improvement for all aspects of the criminal justice system. 
Review the nature, scope and critical issues associated with the criminal justice system. 
Review the performance of the criminal justice system.
Respond to Board of County Commissioners and staff requests for advice on matters related to the comprehensive criminal justice system in Mecklenburg County.
Present the Board of County Commissioners with an annual report of key actions and issues.
Qualifications: The membership of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Criminal Justice Citizen’s Advisory Committee shall include representatives from the following categories:
 
A resident from each County Commission District within Mecklenburg County (District 1-6) - Six Total Members
A person appointed by the Mecklenburg County Manager acting in association with the General Manager responsible for criminal justice related activities (MGR).
The Mecklenburg County Bar (BAR) (Recommended by the Criminal Justice Section of the Mecklenburg County Bar) - One Member
Law Enforcement (LAWE) - One Member
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System (CMS) - One Member
A Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) (e.g., A licensed social worker or psychologist)  - One Member
A member of the faith community (FAITH) - One Member
A person who has been rehabilitated, but gone through the Mecklenburg County criminal justice system. (REHAB) (The individual should be proposed for consideration by The Center for Community Transitions) - One Member
Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 13
Term Years: 3
Max Years: 6
Stipend: No
Category: Social
Board Type: County
Contact: Thomas.Eberly@mecklenburgcountync.gov
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVISORY BOARDApply Today!
Purpose: To periodically review and evaluate all Charlotte and Mecklenburg County domestic violence services, and make appropriate recommendations to Charlotte City Council and the Board of County Commissioners to identify gaps, or need for additional services to meet the needs of victims of domestic violence and their children.  To provide vigorous advocacy for domestic violence victims and play a role in increasing public awareness and education as to the problems of domestic violence and its related costs to victims and the community.
Qualifications: Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 12
Term Years: 3
Max Years: 3
Stipend: No
Category: Social
Board Type: Joint
Contact: Kim.Livingston@mecklenburgcountync.gov
ENGINEERS AND SURVEYORS SELECTION COMMITTEEApply Today!
Purpose: The Engineers and Surveyors Selection Committee recommends to the Board of County Commissioners those Consultants selected for award of contracts on public projects.  It provides the government with the services of the most qualified Engineering or Surveying firm at a professional fee that is fair and reasonable to the taxpayer.  This Committee functions under the authority of G.S. 143-64, paragraph .31 and .32.
Qualifications: Professional engineer from private industry. Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 1
Term Years: 3
Max Years: 3
Stipend: No
Category: Social
Board Type: County
Contact: Bobbie.Shields@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov
FIRE COMMISSIONApply Today!
Purpose: The Fire Commission's duties and responsibilities are to make regular inspections of each volunteer fire department, at least once annually, to determine whether the department is meeting the minimum standards as specified by the North Carolina Fire Insurance Rating Bureau.
Qualifications: Appointments are made for three-year terms with no one serving more than two consecutive terms.  All members are to be active volunteer firemen. Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 7
Term Years: 3
Max Years: 3
Stipend: No
Category: Social
Board Type: Joint
Contact: Mark.Auten@mecklenburgcountync.gov
GROUNDWATER ADVISORY COMMITTEEApply Today!
Purpose: The responsibilities of the Advisory Committee shall be as follows:
Policy: Review and recommend to the Board of Commissioners groundwater management policies, policy changes, long-range plans, and their budgetary and rate impacts.
Operations Program: Review and comment to the Board of Commissioners on the annual operating budget for their respective service charge areas including but not limited to public education activities and customer service.
Groundwater Appeals: Hear appeals and reach decisions on : denial, modifications, revocation or issuance of well permits and notices of violations.
Variances: Hear appeals from the granting or denial or variances by the Director, and grant variances when appropriate.
Councils, Commissions, and Staff Resource: Respond to the Board of Commissioners and staff requests for advice on matters related to the comprehensive groundwater management program in Mecklenburg County.
Reporting: Present the Board of Commissioners with an annual report of key actions and issues.
Qualifications:
Public - 2 members (individuals to be owners of a well) (GPWO)
Industry, manufacturing or commercial - 1 member (individual to be employed full time in the management and/or operation of industrial, manufacturing, or commercial property that is the owner of a well) (IND)
Environmental Consultant - 1 member (individual to be employed full time in providing environmental consulting services to owners of groundwater wells); (ENV)
Health Professional - 1 member (HLTH)
Realtor or developer or land development design professional - 1 member (individual to be employed full time as a Realtor in land development or the design of building or land improvements); and (REAL DEV)
Well contractor or pump installer - 1 member (individual to be employed full time as a well contractor or pump installer). (WCON)
Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 7
Term Years: 3
Max Years: 6
Stipend: No
Category: Environmental
Board Type: County
Contact: Lisa.Corbitt@mecklenburgcountync.gov
HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSIONApply Today!
Purpose: The Historic Landmark Commission is to insure the preservation of any property that embodies elements of the cultural, social, economic, political, or architectural history of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County for the education, pleasure and enhancement of the residents of the City and County.  Appointments are made for three-year terms with no one serving more than two consecutive full terms.
Qualifications: majority of the members must have demonstrated special interest, experience or education in history or architecture. Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 12
Term Years: 3
Max Years: 3
Stipend: No
Category: Social
Board Type: County
Contact: Mary.Dominick@mecklenburgcountync.gov
HUMAN RESOURCES ADVISORY COMMITTEEApply Today!
Purpose: The Human Resources Advisory Committee brings together resource leaders from organizations in Mecklenburg County to share ideas and discuss business challenges to keep our organization current with human resources best practices and standards.  This collaboration will ensure that Mecklenburg County Human Resources is current in its thinking and practices and supports the organization in a progressive manner.  Appointments are made for three year terms with no one serving more than two consecutive full terms.
Qualifications: Either currently serve as senior managers, human resource (HR) professionals or proprietors of businesses within Mecklenburg County, or have previously served in such capacity.  All members are expected to possess knowledge of current human resources practices and procedures in one or more of the following HR disciplines: recruitment; selection; retention; training; compensation; benefits; human resource management systems; and/or employee relations.  Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 11
Term Years: 3
Max Years: 3
Stipend: No
Category: Social
Board Type: County
Contact: Laurie.McShea@mecklenburgcountync.gov
INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES & POLLUTION CONTROL FINANCING AUTHORITYApply Today!
Purpose: The purpose of the Industrial Facilities and Pollution Control Financing Authority is:
To aid in the financing of industrial and manufacturing facilities for the purpose of alleviating unemployment or raising below average manufacturing wages by financing industrial and manufacturing facilities which provide job opportunities or pay better wages than those prevalent in the area, but only where there is a direct or indirect favorable impact on employment commensurate with control facilities for industry in connection with manufacturing and industrial facilities and for public utilities, but only where there is an improvement in the degree of prevention or control of pollution commensurate with the size and cost of the facilities.
To conduct any and all other activities as shall from time to time be found to be appropriate in connection with the foregoing and as are lawful under the Act, as the same may be from time to time amended.
Qualifications: Appointments are made for six-year terms with no one serving more than one term. Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 7
Term Years: 6
Max Years: 6
Stipend: No
Category: Fiscal
Board Type: County
Contact: MaryJean.Davidson@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov
INFORMATION SERVICES & TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEEApply Today!
Purpose: The Information Services & Technology Committee will serve as an advisory group to the Board of County Commissioners and will review plans at a conceptual level for major new automated systems.   The Committee also validates the processes associated with implementation of automation plans and monitors the implementation of major automation projects. Appointments are made for three-year terms with no one serving more than two consecutive full terms.
Qualifications: Members should have expertise in managing Information Systems. Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 12
Term Years: 3
Max Years: 3
Stipend: No
Category: Other
Board Type: County
Contact: Wendy.Smith@mecklenburgcountync.gov
JURY COMMISSIONApply Today!
Purpose: Duties of the Jury Commission include:
selecting the jury lists for a two-year period for jurors to serve in the Superior and District Courts for jurisdiction in Mecklenburg County
preparing the jury list from designated sources
determining that prospective jurors are qualified to serve
preparing and delivering to the Register of Deeds the jury list
performing these duties between October 1, and September 30 of each biennial year.  Jury lists must be prepared 30 days prior to January 1 of each biennial year as established in General Statutes 9-2
Qualifications: Members must be qualified voters of the County and can serve unlimited terms per the statute for this Commission.  The Jury Commission only meets twice a year. Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 3
Term Years: 2
Max Years: 2
Stipend: No
Category: Other
Board Type: County
Contact: Mary.F.Baker@nccourts.org
JUVENILE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCILApply Today!
Purpose: The Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) is the local organization charged by the N.C. General Assembly to plan, organize, and evaluate locally-based programs designed to prevent and mitigate juvenile delinquency in Mecklenburg County. Specifically, the JCPC is to develop community-based alternatives to training schools and to provide community-based delinquency and substance abuse prevention strategies and programs.
Qualifications: Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County. The membership of the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council shall include representatives from the following categories:
Youth under the age of 18 (YTH) - 1 member
General Public (GP) - 7 members
Faith Community (FAITH)- 1 member
Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) - 1 member
Non-Profit (NP) - 1 member
Business Community (BUS) - 1 member
Juvenile Defense Attorney (JDA) - 1 member
Number of Members: 12
Term Years: 2
Max Years: 6
Stipend: No
Category: Social
Board Type: County
Contact: Thomas.Eberly@mecklenburgcountync.gov
LAKE NORMAN MARINE COMMISSIONApply Today!
Purpose: Catawba, Iredell, Lincoln and Mecklenburg county recognize the need for cooperative efforts on Lake Norman dealing with matters of boating, water safety, and recreational uses of the lake.  In 1965, a local Act empowered to four counties to make joint regulations for the safe operation of vessels and for recreational uses of the water.  The Boards of Commissioners of the four participating counties have the power to meet jointly in passing regulations or make regulations through designated representatives of the four counties.  The creation of the Commission was intended to avoid this cumbersome procedure.  The Marine Commission may pass regulations with a maximum fine of $50.  Enforcement may be by the Wildlife Commission (if they concur), the counties (if they concur) or the Marine Commission. Appointments are made for five-year terms with no one serving more than two consecutive full terms.
Qualifications: Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
 
 
Number of Members: 5
Term Years: 5
Max Years: 5
Stipend: No
Category: Environmental
Board Type: County
Contact: Mike McLaurin 704-348-2705
LAKE WYLIE MARINE COMMISSIONApply Today!
Purpose: To adopt regulations applicable to Lake Wylie and is shoreline area concerning all matters relating to or affecting the use of Lake Wylie; and to preserve and protect property and wildlife and promote public safety within the jurisdiction of the Lake Wylie Marine Commission.
Qualifications: Appointments are made for one three year term and one four year term in rotation by County in the order set out upon creation of commission. Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 7
Term Years: 3
Max Years: 3
Stipend: No
Category: Environmental
Board Type: County
Contact: ddil@centralina.org
LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEESApply Today!
Purpose: The Library Board of Trustees was created by the North Carolina General Assembly and has full control and supervision of the Public Library System.  It employs the staff and makes the rules governing the library.
Qualifications: Appointments are made for four-year terms with no one serving more than two consecutive full terms. Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 12
Term Years: 4
Max Years: 4
Stipend: No
Category: Social
Board Type: Independent
Contact: sbook@cmlibrary.org
MOUNTAIN ISLAND LAKE MARINE COMMISSIONApply Today!
Purpose: The Commission deals with matters of boating, water safety, property use and recreational use of the lake.    Mecklenburg County shall appoint 3 people.  Gaston County shall appoint 3 people.  Lincoln County shall appoint 1 person.
Qualifications: Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 7
Term Years: 3
Max Years: 3
Stipend: No
Category: Environmental
Board Type: County
Contact: ddil@centralina.org
NURSING HOME COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEEApply Today!
Purpose: The Nursing Home Advisory Committee serves as a liaison between the Board of County Commissioners and local Nursing Homes. Appointments are made for one-year terms for the first year, and any member reappointed to a second or third- year term will be appointed for a three-year term, with no one serving more than two consecutive terms.
Qualifications: No person or immediate family member of a person with a financial interest in a home served by this committee, no employee or governing board member of a home served by this committee, and no immediate family member of a resident in a home served by this committee may be a member of this committee.  Must be able to travel to each facility in the county. Be available to serve an average of eight (8) hours per month. Must be able to complete an initial orientation and field training of 15 hours. Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 34
Term Years: 3
Max Years: 7
Stipend: No
Category: Social
Board Type: County
Contact: hkaylor@centralina.org
PARK AND RECREATION COMMISSIONApply Today!
Purpose: The Park and Recreation Commission shall consult with and advise the governing body of all matters affecting recreation programs, personnel, finances, and in acquisition and disposal of lands and properties related to all aspects of the County park and recreation program.  The Park and Recreation Commission shall establish a supervised system of recreation; acquire lands and structures through gifts, purchases, lease or loan; any grant, gift bequest or donation for recreation purposes; set apart recreation areas and structures and improve such lands; construct and equip buildings and structures as may be necessary to the recreation program within allocated funds. Appointments are made for three-year terms with no one serving more than two consecutive terms.
Qualifications: Three members representing each of the three regions North, South and Central, 1 member representing the northern towns, 1 member representing the southern towns and 2 at-large members. Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 13
Term Years: 3
Max Years: 3
Stipend: No
Category: Social
Board Type: County
Contact: kesha.meads@mecklenburgcountync.gov
PLANNING COMMISSIONApply Today!
Purpose: The Planning Commission was established to make studies of resources, possibilities and needs of the City, particularly with respect to conditions which may be injurious to the public welfare and make plans for the development of Mecklenburg County, including the City of Charlotte but excluding all other incorporated towns in the County. To consider the desirability, from time to time, of the extension of the limits of Charlotte and when found desirable, to prepare and present to Council a program of extension with statement of the reasons for the same. Appointments are made for three-year terms with no one serving more than two consecutive full terms. The Board appointments will be the following: six (6) by the BOCC, six (6) by the City Council and two (2) by the Board of Education but with approval of the BOCC and City Council respectively.
Qualifications: Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 14
Term Years: 3
Max Years: 3
Stipend: Yes
Category: Other
Board Type: Joint
Contact: cneely@ci.charlotte.nc.us
PUBLIC ARTS COMMISSIONApply Today!
Purpose: The County hereby appoints the Charlotte/Mecklenburg Public Art Commission as a joint commission of the Board of County Commissioners and the Charlotte City Council to carry out the Public Art ordinance.  The Public Art Commission shall be composed of nine (9) members, three (3) appointed by the City Council, three (3) appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, and three (3) appointed by the Board of Directors of ASC. The Public Art Commission may, from time to time, select advisors for particular public art projects in accordance with the size and complexity of the projects.  The Public Art Commission shall encourage broad community participation in the public art program, including naming a community representative on artist selection panels. The Public Art Commission shall engage ASC by contract to administer the public art program pursuant to an agreement between the County, the Public Art Commission and ASC.  The Public Art Commission shall establish policies and procedures for the operation of the program.  The Public Art Commission, assisted by ASC staff, shall annually review the capital projects proposed by the County, including those in the Capital Improvement Program, to determine which are Eligible Projects.  Based upon such information, the Public Art Commission shall prepare an annual work plan for approval by the Board of County Commissioners.
Qualifications: The members of the Public Art Commission shall be appointed by the City, the County and the ASC Board, as designated below:
 
Three from visual arts or design professions (ASC)
Two from the business sector (County 1, City 1)
Two from the education field (County 1, City 1)
Two at-large, community representatives (County 1, City 1)
Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 3
Term Years: 3
Max Years: 6
Stipend: No
Category: Social
Board Type: Independent
Contact: Mark.Hahn@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov
PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITYApply Today!
Purpose: The Public Broadcasting Authority is granted all powers necessary to act as Licensee of Station WTVI and to operate a Public Broadcasting Television Station. The Authority shall use its best efforts to encourage to continued growth of public television; shall cultivate the interest, involvement and support of the viewers of WTVI in order to insure local control of programming; shall determine the public television needs and control of programming; shall determine the public television needs and opportunities within the WTVI coverage area and guide the development, acquisition, production, promotion and broadcast of public television programs; shall assume primary responsibility for raising funds to support the station: shall cooperate with, advise, aid and otherwise assist Mecklenburg County and the Board of Education and any other organization in the community interested in the development of non-commercial television; and in general oversee the efficient operation of WTVI. 
Qualifications: Appointments are made for three-year terms with no one serving more than two consecutive full terms. Members must be residents of WTVI viewing area (WTVI). They will be selected on their knowledge of the public programming and tele-communications needs of the viewing area and their interest and ability in obtaining financial support for public television. Individuals who are employed by a television or radio broadcasting company, a cable television enterprise or a commercial media production business are not eligible for appointment to the Authority. Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 18
Term Years: 3
Max Years: 3
Stipend: No
Category: Social
Board Type: County
Contact: csasser@wtvi.org
REGION F AGING ADVISORY COMMITTEEApply Today!
Purpose: The Region F Aging Advisory Committee advises the staff and Centralina Council of Government Board on the Area Plan, allocation of funds, etc. Appointments are made for two-year terms or three consecutive two-year terms which equals a total of six years.  Alternates serve for a one-year term.
Qualifications: Members cannot be employed with an agency which is receiving Older American Act Funds.  At least 50% of appointees should be over 60 years of age. Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 26
Term Years: 2
Max Years: 2
Stipend: No
Category: Social
Board Type: County
Contact: pwhitten@centralina.org
SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIPApply today!
Purpose: To provide recommendations and advice to the Board of County Commissioners regarding ways to streamline permitting processes for new and expanding businesses; to provide input to the Board of County Commissioners regarding proposed changes in building codes, policies, and taxes; to advise the Board of County Commissioners about specific challenges small businesses and entrepreneurs encounter in the county; and to inform the Board of County Commissioners about new developments in the local small business and entrepreneurial communities.
Qualifications: Applicants must be residents of Mecklenburg County.  Preference is given to applicants who have recently, are in the process of, or are intimately familiar with the process of starting a new small business or entrepreneurial venture.
Number of Members: 11
Term Years: 2
Max Years: 6
Stipend: No
Category: Other
Board Type: County
Contact: Fallon Hopkins fallon.hopkins@mecklenburgcountync.gov
STORM WATER ADVISORY COMMITTEEApply Today!
Purpose: To review and recommend storm water management policies, policy changes, long-range plans and their budgetary and rate impacts.  Review and comment on capital improvement programs.  Review and comment on the annual operating budget for their respective service charge areas, including but not limited to, public education activities, customer service, and the building and collections system.  Hear appeals and reach decisions on: service charges, credits, and adjustments.  Hear requests for changes from City and County staff and from private parties and make recommendations to the City Council and the Board of County Commissioners on the following matters:  the application, modification, and enforcement of storm water policies.
Qualifications:
Schools, colleges, hospitals, or churches - 1 member
Industry, manufacturing, or commercial - 1 member
Environmental organizations - 1 member
Financial, accounting, or legal professional - 1 member
Developer or land development design professional - 1   member
General Contractor - 1 member
Residential neighborhoods - 3 members
Three members are appointed by Charlotte City Council; Three by the BOCC; One by the towns in the northern part of the County as determined by the northern towns; One by the towns in the southern part of the County as determined by the southern towns; and one member by the eight previously appointed members above. Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 3
Term Years: 3
Max Years: 3
Stipend: No
Category: Environmental
Board Type: County
Contact: Vivian.Love@mecklenburgcountync.gov
TRANSIT SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEEApply Today!
Purpose: This advisory committee would be a modification of the Charlotte Transit Advisory Committee to expand membership to include appointees of the County and six (6) towns.  This committee works with staff in providing advice regarding transit services.
Qualifications: Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 1
Term Years: 3
Max Years: 3
Stipend: No
Category: Other
Board Type: Joint
Contact: dweicken@ci.charlotte.nc.us
VETERAN SERVICES COMMITTEEApply Today!
Purpose: The Committee advises the Veteran Services Department on responding to the needs and services of veterans.  Members are appointed indefinitely and are appointed jointly by the BOCC and Charlotte City Council.
Qualifications: Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 3
Term Years: 0
Max Years: 0
Stipend: No
Category: Social
Board Type: County
Contact: James.prosser@mecklenburgcountync.gov
WASTE MANAGEMENT ADVISORY BOARDApply Today!
Purpose: To provide citizen input and evaluation of solid waste management issues in coordination with the Solid Waste Unit of the Mecklenburg County Land Use and Environmental Services Agency (LUESA), in order to achieve the following goals and objectives:
To assist the County and participating local city and town governments in Mecklenburg County in the development and implementation of a long range waste reduction and management plan that conforms with the requirements of the State and acceptable to the BOCC and the participating local governments
To recommend feasible, and to evaluate recommended, approaches to solid waste management strategies
To assist in developing the most effective allocation of solid waste management functions among the County and all participating local governments
To monitor progress in implementing the Solid Waste Management Plan and to provide recommendations for change
To act as a review & implementation advisory group for solid waste related projects
To provide regulatory oversight of actions and decisions made by LUESA-Solid Waste with respect to various ordinances
To provide an oversight of the process and procedures used by LUESA-Solid Waste with respect to the issuance or denial of solid waste permits and the enforcement of the ordinances and laws & regulations of the State
To hear appeals of LUESA-Solid Waste
Qualifications: Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 20
Term Years: 3
Max Years: 3
Stipend: No
Category: Environmental
Board Type: Joint
Contact: Lynn.Streeter@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov
WOMEN'S ADVISORY BOARDApply Today!
Purpose: The Women's Advisory Board is to identify periodically the Status of Women in Mecklenburg County; to work toward the betterment of the status of women in education, employment, family, community, health, law, finance, and social services; and to provide community leadership opportunities by initiating and promoting programs designed to serve the needs of women.
Qualifications: Must be a resident of Mecklenburg County.
Number of Members: 15
Term Years: 3
Max Years: 3
Stipend: No
Category: Social
Board Type: County
Contact: Peter.Safir@mecklenburgcountync.gov


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