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Strategic Planning Board Retreat

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The City recognizes that effective planning is vital as neighborhood and merchant associations work to achieve their goals.  This year, the City partnered with Foundation For The Carolinas (FFTC) to host the second annual Neighborhood and Merchant Association Strategic Planning Board Retreat at the FFTC's facility located at 220 North Tryon Street on Saturday, July 20, 2013.


What does this strategic planning board retreat look like? 

Up to 17 boards will be provided a conference room, a continental breakfast and lunch, free parking and a trained facilitator to help facilitate the discussion. Prior to the retreat, the facilitator will contact board members to learn more about their organization and community.  During the retreat, facilitators will help the board produce a work plan for the upcoming year.  Upon completion of the retreat, eligible neighborhood and business associations who wish to apply for a Neighborhood Matching Grant will receive a $3,000 match credit to use towards their project. 

Who is eligible to apply for this retreat?

  • The retreat is for the board of any neighborhood and merchant association in the City of Charlotte (not intended for the entire neighborhood association to participate).

  • A minimum of five and a maximum of 10 board members are required to participate.

  • Neighborhood/Merchant Associations that participated in the 2012 Board Retreat, Vision 2 Action Plan and Neighborhood Energy Challenge programs are NOT eligible to apply this year because they are already receiving assistance in developing strategic plans as part of their grants.

  • Selection will be first come, first served, with four slots available for each Service Area of the city (northeast, northwest, southeast and southwest).  

If more associations want to participate than there is room for, additional retreats may be scheduled as staffing allows.

Please contact Azania Herron at 704-336-3955 or aherron@charlottenc.gov for more information.