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CJS Awarded Social Security Administration Homelessness Training
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has selected Mecklenburg County Criminal Justice Services as a recipient of SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery Assistance training to enhance access to disability programs for the homeless and those at risk for homelessness.
This opportunity will allow enhanced training for staff from Drug Treatment Court, Re-Entry Services and the Forensic Evaluation Unit in identifying and processing Social Security Administration applications for our most vulnerable clients. The training includes access to the Leadership Academy in Portland, Maine, a one-day planning forum with instructors from the national Technical Assistance Center, and access to the Online Application Tracking program.
For more information on this training, contact Criminal Justice Services Department Director Sonya Harper at 980-314-1701 or Sonya.Harper@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. County to Host Small Business Outreach
Mecklenburg County will host a Small Business Outreach event on Wednesday, March 29, 5:30 -7:30 p.m. at the Hal Marshall Center (700 N. Tryon St., Charlotte) in the auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
During the information session, small business owners will have an opportunity to talk with County procurement staff and maintenance vendors regarding ongoing property management contracts.
Staff from the County’s Economic Development Office will also be seeking to identify and pre-qualify Minority, Women and Small Business Enterprises (MWSBE), principal trade and specialty contractors for services including landscaping, pressure washing, roofing and more.
For more information, contact Economic Development Director Peter Zeiler at 980-314-2938 or Peter.Zeiler@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. Office of Management and Budget Wins National Award
Mecklenburg County Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has won another Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. The award was given by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for FY2016-2017. This year marks the 25th consecutive year that OMB has received this honor.
To qualify for the budget award, the team had to meet nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. Those guidelines help GFOA assess how well an entity’s budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communication device. The production of the FY2017 Budget Book was led by Samuel Sparger and Christopher Williams.
Although this recognition is not new to OMB, it is something that the department humbly adds to its collection of awards as they continue to pursue excellence.
Congratulations again to OMB.