MECKLENBURG COUNTY ASKS THE BIG QUESTIONS
is Jan. 8, 2014, and provides a different kind of opportunity for you to talk back to your Mecklenburg County Commissioners about the future of our County. County staff will be on hand at eight different public library locations (see locations below) throughout the area from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. that day to make short 5-minute presentations, and ask specific questions on your thoughts and ideas to improve Mecklenburg County. You’re welcome to drop in for ten minutes or stay for as long as you’d like.
As part of its planning process and setting its agenda
for the coming year and beyond, the BOCC is looking for the residents of Mecklenburg County to provide their thoughts, ideas and opinions. MECKLENBURG COUNTY ASKS THE BIG QUESTIONS
is part of that effort. We need your help to build on our strengths as a community and government and where to focus our improvement efforts.
We will ask for your opinion around four key themes:
- Economic Development
- High-Performing Organization
- Quality of Life & Cost of Living
- Human Services Strategic Planning
Within ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, the Board’s 18-month objective is to re-invigorate the County’s economic development approach. To do this, the Board will develop an economic development strategic plan that focuses on public and private partnerships to stimulate job growth and more commercial/business development.
The Board also will build on the strong performance of the County organization and its talented employees. To ensure the County remains a HIGH-PERFORMING ORGANIZATION, the Board, management and staff will increase efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of services and be accountable for results.
Overall, Mecklenburg County has a strong QUALITY OF LIFE at a good COST OF LIVING. However, there are many areas of the community where residents are not enjoying the same quality of life and where the cost of living is challenging. Therefore, the Board will focus efforts to improve the quality of life in neighborhoods throughout the County, particularly in education, household income and public health.
Providing HUMAN SERVICES (e.g., public health, mental health, and social services) is a core function of Mecklenburg County government. Numerous residents receiving services in one area of human services also receive services in other areas. Because these services span significant and complex human challenges within our community, the Board will engage in HUMAN SERVICES STRATEGIC PLANNING.
The preliminary draft of the Board’s Strategic Agenda contains proposed long-term goals, 18-month objectives, strategies and action steps. Also included are pertinent connections to the Board’s Community & Corporate Scorecard and the current performance related to 2020 Scorecard goals.
Whether you have one issue you want to address or many, we want to hear what you have to say. MECKLENBURG COUNTY ASKS THE BIG QUESTIONS is a great opportunity to be heard. MECKLENBURG COUNTY ASKS THE BIG QUESTIONS is part of MeckConnect, a continuing County initiative created to develop recommended goals, strategies, performance measures and accountabilities to support the Board’s vision for citizen involvement in community governance.
Can’t make it to the library on Jan. 8 for MECKLENBURG COUNTY ASKS THE BIG QUESTIONS? You can take the survey here
. You can view the Strategic Agenda draft here
LIBRARY LOCATIONS for JANUARY 8: