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Mecklenburg County Featured in National Finance Publication
Mecklenburg County will be featured in an article published in the October edition of the Government Finance Review, a magazine produced by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). The article, which highlights strategies for improving the budget process, mentions the County as a model organization.
The GFOA represents public finance officials throughout the United States and Canada. Its mission is to enhance and promote the professional management of governmental financial resources by identifying, developing, and advancing fiscal strategies, policies, and practices for the public benefit.
You can read the article here. County Sets FY17 Grant Process for Nonprofits
Mecklenburg County held an information session today for nonprofits to learn how the County’s Request for Proposal (RFP) process works and how they can apply for Community Service Grants for Fiscal Year 2017.
The County funds 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. Last year, the CSG process underwent changes to improve controls, accountability and alignment to the County’s processes while supporting nonprofits’ self-sufficiency.
The grant award funding period is for FY17 (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017). Beginning Oct. 16, the CSG application will be available here through Nov. 23, 2015. Employee Fest 2015: A Roaring Success
Employee Fest 2015 drew thousands to Freedom Park Oct. 8.
This year’s record-turnout event featured a barbecue lunch catered by Jim ‘N Nicks BBQ, games, musical performances, information on Charitable Giving opportunities, sponsor tables and recognition, and most importantly, a celebration of the contributions Mecklenburg County employees make to the quality of life for County residents.
This year’s award winners were:
Team of the Year: DSS Adult Protective Services
Customer Service Heroes:
Employee of the Year - Pete McNeil, Social Work Supervisor with the Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services
Pictures from the event are available on the County’s Flickr site. You can also watch a short video on the County’s YouTube channel. Commissioner Leake to Host First Town Hall Meeting for Senior Citizens
Commissioner Vilma Leake will host the first town hall meeting for senior citizens on Monday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E. Fourth St., Charlotte.
Several County department directors and other speakers will be present to discuss parks and greenways, property taxes and valuation, Health Department services, options for voting, social services and more.
For more information, contact LaShonda Hart at 980-314-2906 or LaShonda.Hart@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov.