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Registration Open for Neighborhood Exchange & Leadership Awards
Registration is being accepted through Sept. 12 for the Neighborhood Exchange & Leadership Awards, a free community event that promotes the exchange of ideas and information while at the same time recognizing and rewarding neighborhoods and businesses for their hard work and successful endeavors. County residents and the Board are invited to attend the event which features networking, panel discussions and workshops, and an awards ceremony.
The event will take place on Oct. 1, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Charlotte Convention Center, located at 501 S. College St.
I invite you to learn more about the awards and register at charlottenc.gov/nex.
If you have questions, please contact Christine Edwards, community relations coordinator, at 704-975-5042 or Christine.Edwards@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. Next BOCC Newsletter published in October
Mecklenburg County will publish the second Board of County Commissioners Newsletter on Monday Oct. 3. This quarterly online publication allows commissioners to post stories regarding activities in their districts. Residents can subscribe to the newsletter and view July’s newsletter.
The newsletter will include news, photos and links about events, and general district activities - not campaign information. Links will also be provided to commissioners’ social media pages.
Commissioners should send their stories to LaShonda Hart by Sept. 19.
For more information, please contact LaShonda Hart at 980-314-2906 or LaShonda.Hart@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. Open Streets 704 Update
In the July 5 edition of the Board Bulletin, I provided some preliminary information on the Oct. 23 Open Streets 704 event. I can now share information concerning the route and our public outreach efforts for the event.Our route will cover the neighborhoods of Biddleville, Smallwood, Seversville, Wesley Heights, Fourth Ward, Third Ward, Wilmore and South End.
Businesses and residents along the route will be notified so they can plan accordingly.
This Oct. 23 event will be the second of a series of four events made possible by a grant from the Knight Foundation. The first event in May drew approximately 10,000 participants on foot, bike, skateboards, rollerblades, and in strollers. Staff from the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County intend to use the four-event series to assess whether an ongoing Open Streets program makes sense for the community.
Learn more at www.openstreets704.com or contact Jim Garges, Park and Recreation director, 980-314-1012, James.Garges@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or Dr. Marcus Plescia, Health director, 980-314-9020, Marcus.Plescia@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov.