The nine-member Board of County Commissioners is the governing body of Mecklenburg County. Elections are held in November of even-numbered years with six commissioners elected by district and three commissioners elected at-large.
Top row: George Dunlap (District 3), Bill James (District 6), Dumont Clarke (Vice chair, District 4), Karen Bentley (District 1)
Bottom row: Matthew Ridenhour (District 5), Kim M. Ratliff (At Large), Pat Cotham, (At Large), Trevor Fuller (Chair, At Large), Vilma Leake (District 2)
Regular meetings of the Board are generally held the first and third Tuesdays of each month beginning at 6 p.m. in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center.
The Board's major responsibilities include adopting the annual County budget, setting the County property tax rate, and assessing and establishing priorities on the many community needs, especially those related to health, education, welfare, mental health and the environment. The Board also makes appointments to citizen advisory committees.