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Dena R. Diorio is the Mecklenburg County Manager. She is supported by her
Executive Team which comprises Deputy County Manager/Chief of Staff Chris Peek, Assistant County Managers Leslie Johnson, Mark Foster, and Anthony Trotman.
County Manager’s Office Responsibilities: Mecklenburg County operates under a council-manager form of government. The Board of County Commissioners sets policy for the County. The County Manager executes those policy decisions and leads the County organization by overseeing the administration of County departments. The County Manager also advises the Board on operational and financial matters, services and other issues, and submits an annual operating and capital budget for the Board’s consideration.
Dena R. Diorio is the Mecklenburg County manager. She is responsible for executing the policy decisions of the Board of County Commissioners and leading the County organization by overseeing the administration of County departments. She also advises the Board on operational and financial matters, services and other issues, and submits an annual operating and capital budget for the Board’s consideration.
Dena joined Mecklenburg County in 2007 as director of the Department of Financial Services. In 2013, she was promoted to assistant county manager for fiscal control, policies and standards compliance where she provided executive management oversight of the County’s Financial Services Department (comprising Central Finance, Human Services Finance, and the Office of Tax Collector) as well as MECKLINK Finance and the Assessor’s Office.
Raised in Westchester County, New York, Dena started her career in New York City, eventually working for then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Later, she took jobs in Stamford and Danbury, Connecticut until moving to Mecklenburg County.
Dena earned her B.S. in social services from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. She earned a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University.
Dena is married and lives in Charlotte.
County proposes stadium deal for MLS Soccer Club
Mecklenburg County Manager Dena R. Diorio and a CMS middle schooler sat down...
Two public meetings have been scheduled to comment on the County’s community...
at Kenn Hoffman Conference... at 6:00PM
at Administrative Office... at 6:00PM
at Foxhole Landhill,... at 7:00PM