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Board Reviews Applications
The Board of County Commissioners is reviewing applications for its justice and public safety task force that will study our criminal justice process.

May 27, 2008

The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners is seeking ten people to serve on a justice and public safety task force. The task force will review the community's public safety and crime fighting needs and current practices, and will recommend solutions to the Board on priorities to make the most effective impact on the criminal justice system in our community. 

The task force will be co-chaired by Shirley Fulton, former Chief Superior Court Judge and Harry Nurkin, retired CEO for Carolinas Healthcare System and will begin its work in June. Members of the Board of County Commissioners will make appointments to the task force. 

Residents interested in serving on the task force can  apply online by Wednesday, June 11. Applicant must be a Mecklenburg County resident, cannot be a current elected official or a candidate for elected office. They must also be able to devote time for meetings and additional work during some weekdays between June and September. Experience in the criminal justice system is not a requirement to serve. Those selected for appointment will be notified.

In addition to requesting appointment to this task force, there are several ways people may participate in this public process, as follows:

  • The task force's meetings will be open to the public.
  • The process may include the use of focus groups, surveys, or public meetings. Visit the web site to provide contact information and areas of interest.
  • Residents may provide comments either via email at or by writing the co-chairs, c/o Mecklenburg County Manager's Office, 600 East Fourth Street, Charlotte, NC 28202.
  • Residents may sign-up for regular email updates and follow the task force's work on the web site.  Information such as meeting schedules, agenda topics, presentations, etc. will be posted throughout the process.

You can get additional details on the task force's effort by calling the Mecklenburg County Manager's Office at 704-336-2472.

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