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Mecklenburg County Manager’s Office
Dena Diorio PhotoDena 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 Michelle Lancaster and Leslie Johnson.  
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.
The County Manager’s Office supports the County Manager in fulfilling his/her responsibilities by: 
  • Overseeing the operations of County departments
  • Maintaining positive relationships with partner agencies and organizations
  • Leading the strategic planning and annual budgeting processes
  • Evaluating County services and recommending improvements in operations
  • Enhancing citizen involvement in County policy making and other governance
  • Providing staff support to the Board of County Commissioners
  • Preparing the Board's public meeting agendas and minutes

 News & Updates 

MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NC -- At their regular meeting April 1, the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners reviewed and approved County Manager Dena R. Diorio’s formal work plan through the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2014.


Mecklenburg County will continue to provide funding for specific mental health programs even after MeckLINK Behavioral services transitions to Cardinal Innovations next week. Read the Consumer Impact Analysis

Calendar of Executive Team and Senior Department Staff Appearances in the Community

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