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 a photo of the MICA receptionThe Charlotte International Cabinet and the Office of the Mayor have hosted the Mayor's International Community Awards (MICA) since 1998. This event honors foreign-owned firms in the Charlotte region for their outstanding contributions to philanthropy. 

MICA also recognizes three individuals or organizations who have displayed strong leadership and contributed to the development of Charlotte's international community. The three categories for these awards are the Richard Vinroot International Achievement Award, the Patrick McCrory International Entrepreneur Award, and the Global Leader Award. Criteria for each award can be found by following the two links below.

Individual Nomination Information - Closed for 2015
Company Nomination Form - Closed for 2015

The 2015 Mayor's International Community Awards ceremony will be held on May 5, 2015 at The Booth Playhouse.
Check-in will begin at 3:30pm.
If you are interested in attending please email:
You can find a list of area foreign-owned firms in the Charlotte Chamber's "International Review." 
All foreign-owned firms located in the Greater Charlotte Region are eligible for nomination for the Mayor's International Community Awards.
You can find a list of past MICA winners here and view videos for finalists and winners from previous MICA ceremonies on our YouTube page


MICA 2014 Highlights
 (all photos courtesy of Wendy McCarty)

  Mayor's International Community Awards table before the ceremony.     Mayor Pro Tem Michael Barnes presents at the MICA ceremony. 

From left: Eileen Klaiklung, Project Manager at Tresata, Mayor Pro Tem Michael Barnes, Leslie McCray, Electrolux, Don Rothwell, Executive V.P. at Schleich, Nancy Carter, CIC Chair, Lauren Cavins, Richard Vinroot Int'l Achievement Award Winner, Lucia Griffith, Global Leader Award Winner, Shailendra Suman, Patrick McCrory Int'l Entrepreneur Award Winner              


Office of International Relations • Neighborhood & Business Services
600 E. Trade Street • Charlotte, NC 28202
Tel: 704.336.2174 • Fax: 704.336.7944 • Email: