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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
Contact: ltice@centralina.org
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
Contact: Thomas.Eberly@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
Contact: Laurie.McShea@mecklenburgcountync.gov
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
Contact: Thomas.Eberly@mecklenburgcountync.gov
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
Contact: patsy.houston@mecklenburgcountync.gov
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
Contact: hkaylor@centralina.org
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
Contact: Ellen.Zaremba@cpcc.edu
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
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
Contact: lmiller@centralina.org
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
Contact: Peter.Safir@mecklenburgcountync.gov
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
Contact: rthompson@ci.charlotte.nc.us
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
Contact: Kim.Livingston@mecklenburgcountync.gov
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: Two professionals with demonstrated knowledge, interest and experience in the Education Field (Local School District & University/College level representatives)
Veteran Representative
Number of Members: 16
Term Years: 3
Max Years: 3
Stipend: No
Contact: mgaertner@ci.charlotte.nc.us
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
Contact: Mary.Dominick@mecklenburgcountync.gov
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
Contact: Mark.Hahn@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
Contact:
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
Contact: sbook@cmlibrary.org
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
Contact: Mark.Auten@mecklenburgcountync.gov
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
Contact: James.prosser@mecklenburgcountync.gov


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