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January 7, 2011

2011 Strategic Planning Conference Update

Board members will recall that we have scheduled the Strategic Planning Conference (SPC) for January 26-28. Given the scope of issues to be discussed, we are planning for two full days on Wednesday and Thursday, with and one half-day on Friday.

The SPC will be held at Charlotte Museum of History on Shamrock Drive. The location, directions, meeting agenda and schedule, and support materials will be provided to the Board in advance of the SPC.

The agenda format will be similar to last year’s SPC. This includes providing the Board with the context in which key decisions will be made, such as economic conditions and forecasts, current budget information, and insights into the state budget. In addition, we will provide the Board with data staff has gathered on key issues of concern and interest among Mecklenburg residents (via survey and community meetings) as well as County management and staff. We also will provide the Board with additional background information such as the FY2010 Performance Report that will be presented to the Board at its January 19 regular meeting. A significant portion of the SPC will be dedicated to discussion by the Board to identify the key strategic issues and decisions we will face in the coming fiscal year and beyond. We also will follow up on the Board’s retreat in October with next steps regarding capital infrastructure planni ng and budgeting as well as the operating budget.

Board members with questions about the SPC should contact Hyong Yi at 704-336-6945 or Hyong.Yi@MecklenburgCountyNC.Gov.

Mecklenburg Delegation Meeting Rescheduled

Due to conflicts for a number of members of the Mecklenburg delegation to the N.C. General Assembly, the meeting with the delegation originally scheduled for Monday, January 10 has been rescheduled. The meeting will now be held on Monday, January 24 at 8 a.m. in room 267 of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.

The purpose of the meeting is to share with the delegation Mecklenburg County’s legislative agenda, which the Board adopted in December.

Board members with questions should contact Assistant to the County Manager Brian Francis at 704-336-2611 or via email at Brian.Francis@MecklenburgCountyNC.Gov.

Personnel Update

Veterans Services Director Robert Weeks has resigned from his position within the County’s Community Support Services Department, effective January 20, 2011. I would like to thank Mr. Weeks for his service to the community and his work with veterans and their families.

During this transitional period, Interim Division Director Darryl Crenshaw will continue serving in this capacity.

Board members with questions should contact General Manager Michelle Lancaster at Michelle.Lancaster@MecklenburgCountyNC.Gov or 704-336-2621.

- Harry L. Jones, Sr., County Manager 


Tuesday, January 11

  • 1:30   Economic Development Committee meeting, 11th Floor Large Conference Rm, CMGC 

  • 3pm   BOCC Budget/Public Policy Workshop, Rm 267, CMGC

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