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​Board of County Commissioners

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.


Back row L to R: Bill James (District 6), Jim Puckett (District 1), Matthew Ridenhour (District 5), George Dunlap (District 3)

Front row L to R: Pat Cotham, (At Large), Dumont Clarke (Vice chair, District 4), Trevor Fuller (Chair, At Large),  Ella B. Scarborough (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.





Mailing Address:

Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center 600 East 4th Street Charlotte, NC 28202

Office Location:

Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center 600 East 4th Street Charlotte NC 28202

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.


County Commissioners