The nine-member Board of County Commissioners is the governing body of Mecklenburg County. Elections are held in November of even-numbered years, and Commissioners elect a chairman and vice-chairman during their first meeting each December. Six Commissioners are elected by district and three at-large Commissioners are elected by county-wide vote.
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.
Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners
Top row: George Dunlap, District 3; Bill James, District 6; Dumont Clarke, District 4; Karen Bentley, District 1 Bottom row: Matthew Ridenhour, District 5; Kim M. Ratliff, Vice Chair, At Large; Pat Cotham, Chair, At Large; Trevor Fuller, At Large; Vilma Leake, District 2
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.