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In last week’s Board Bulletin, I informed you that the NC House had approved its version of a $22.2 billion state budget for 2016-17, a 2.3 percent increase over the current fiscal year budget.
Top budget writers say that the Senate planned to finish its state budget proposal for the 2016-17 fiscal year over the holiday weekend, and release it to the public today. The Senate Appropriations Committee would then meet Tuesday or Wednesday, June 1, to review the plan and consider proposed amendments. The full Senate is expected to vote on its budget proposal later in the week. Senate leaders also said that the focus would continue to be on teacher and state employee pay raises and income tax cuts.
If you have any questions, please contact Deputy County Manager Chris Peek at 980-314-2881 or Chris.Peek@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. County Strategic Planning and Evaluation Director Receives Prestigious Honor
I am pleased to announce that County Strategic Planning and Evaluation Director Monica Allen, Ph.D., is the recipient of the 2016 Charlotte Chamber Young Professional Public Servant Award. The award was presented to Dr. Allen on May 26 at the Chamber’s annual Young Professionals awards ceremony, known as the YPs.
The awards honor individuals between 21 and 39 years of age, who are selected from a competitive and diverse pool of candidates.
The categories include: Young Professional Newcomer, Nonprofit Leader, Educator, Public Servant, Business Leader and Entrepreneur.
You can learn more about the YP’s here. Rosa Parks Farmers Market Opens in June
The Health Department is partnering with Johnson C. Smith University to open the Rosa Parks Farmers Market this summer. Connecting local farmers and consumers facilitates access to nutritious, local foods and encourages a healthy well-being and lifestyle.
The market will be open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June through September at the Northwest Health Department (2845 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte).
Please join us for the grand opening Tuesday, June 21 at 10 a.m. County Wins Six Telly Awards
I am pleased to announce that our Public Information Department recently won six Telly Awards, including a Silver Telly and two People’s Tellys, for videos highlighting County projects and initiatives.
The award-winning videos include:
The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs.
You can learn more at http://www.tellyawards.com/awards/.