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State Board of Elections Preparing for Voter ID
The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners committee on General Government recently heard a presentation from the State Board of Elections about how they are implementing the Voter Information Verification Act. The act requires:
• The State Board of Elections to disseminate information about photo identification requirements for voting; • Provide information on how to obtain photo identification appropriate for voting; • And, assist any registered voter without photo identification appropriate for voting with obtaining such photo identification.
You can view the presentation here.
If you would like more information or would like the State Board of Elections outreach team to make a presentation to a local group, contact Ted Fitzgerald at 919-715-7480 or Ted.Fitzgerald@ncsbe.gov. County Opening New Procurement Division
I am pleased to announce the opening of the Mecklenburg County Procurement Division, which officially begins operation on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. The new division of Financial Services will support all County departments with purchasing needs for goods, services and technology.
This is the culmination of more than a year of planning and preparation and will allow the County to identify sourcing strategies and advocate collaborative business relationships that deliver maximum value and enable the success of our customers.
The County Procurement program will be phased in over the next year.
The Procurement Division will also include a Vendor Management Program Office (VMPO) to assist with vendor performance and relationship management. The County will be sponsoring vendor training and registration activities through scheduled sessions. Those session dates will be announced over the next few weeks.
For more information, contact Marcy Mars at 980-314-2401 or Marcy.Mars@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. Community Service Grants Update
For outside agencies and groups that want funding from Mecklenburg County in FY16, an orientation session is being held in the next few weeks.
Those requesting funding must go through the Community Service Grant (CSG) application progress and attend the orientation session for experienced and new applicants on Monday, Feb. 23.
This year, the CSG process will support nonprofit services that contribute to the following target areas: improving the high school graduation rate, preventing health risks and disease, and promoting financial self-sufficiency.The orientation session will begin at 10 a.m. in Room 267 of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center at 600 East Fourth Street. Organizations interested in attending the session should RSVP to grants@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov by Friday, Feb 20.
For more information, contact Jennifer Holland in the Office of Management and Budget at 980-314-2907 or Jennifer@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. Enterprise Risk Management Update
Four years ago, Mecklenburg County began the process of establishing a risk assessment and ranking system to better “prepare for the worst” in key areas of particular concern.
The effort led to the establishment of an Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Committee to coordinate mitigation and compliance activities.
Recently, Assistant County Manager Mark Foster assumed responsibility for enterprise risk and began evaluating the committee’s work and the County’s current situation.
Based on that evaluation, we are planning to restructure the program to be more strategic and focused on operations. We will also incorporate more risk monitoring, measuring and reporting into the effort. Foster will present a status report of the current ERM program and a proposal for change to the Audit Review Committee in April.
For more information, contact Mark Foster at 980-314-2930 or Mark.Foster@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov.