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The North Carolina House of Representatives has been working diligently to craft its budget proposal, a full version of which is expected to be released today, Tuesday, May 30.
With respect to the County’s top legislative priority – early childhood education - the House budget proposal includes $6 million in recurring funding for NC Pre-K in 2017-18 and $12.2 million in recurring funding for 2018-19. The House’s goal is to eliminate the NC Pre-K waitlist by FY 2018-19, providing an additional 4,700 slots. The funding is expected to come from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Block Grant (TANF).
The County thanks our Mecklenburg legislative delegation as well as our neighboring legislative delegations for so vigorously pursuing increased investment in early childhood education. As for next steps, a team of House and Senate members will collaborate to work out a final budget compromise, with an eye towards completing the final budget and adjourning the current legislative session by the Fourth of July.
For more information, contact Legislative Affairs Liaison Jonathan Sink at 980-314-2884 or Jonathan.Sink@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. 2017 Air Awareness Clean Commute Challenge Starts June 1
County Air Quality staff are partnering with Sustain Charlotte and CATS for the Air Awareness Clean Commute Challenge, June 1 – July 31, 2017. County employees and residents who commute by carpool, vanpool, transit, bike, walk, or telework at least 10 times before July 31 will earn a chance to win prizes sponsored by the NC Air Awareness Grant from the NC Department of Environmental Quality.
Passenger vehicles are the number one source of ozone-forming pollution in Mecklenburg County. The Clean Commute Challenge is designed to reduce air pollution by helping people find an alternative to driving alone.
For more information, please contact Leslie Rhodes at 980-314-3366 or Leslie.Rhodes@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. DSS Holds Job Fair for Human Service Specialist Positions
The DSS Economic Services Division will hold a job fair to recruit for two human service specialist positions (I and II) on Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wallace Kuralt Centre, 301 Billingsley Road, Charlotte.
You can view job descriptions by clicking here.
Participants are asked to pre-register for the event and bring their resumes. Qualified candidates will be invited to take the prerequisite assessment.
For more information, contact Jeremy Mills, public information officer, at 704-301-8882 or Jeremy.Mills@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. County Budget Director Elected to GFOA Executive Board
I am pleased to inform you that Mecklenburg County Management and Budget Director Michael Bryant has been elected as an At-Large Executive Board Member for the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada.
Michael’s name was submitted to the Executive Board by the national Nominating Committee. He was recently elected by GFOA members at the association’s annual conference in Denver, Colorado and will serve a three-year term.
The 18-member Executive Board guides the association and establishes policies. The Board meets quarterly.