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Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners
2/21/2012

WHAT:   Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners
             2012 Strategic Planning Conference

WHEN:  Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012
             8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  
             Friday, Feb. 24, 2012
             8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Foundation For The Carolinas
              220 North Tryon Street, Charlotte
              Silverman Pavilion – 4th Floor
              Watch live

WHO:      Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners
               Harry L. Jones, Sr., County Manager
              County Executive Team and County Management
              County Staff
              John Connaughton, UNC Charlotte Professor of Financial Economics
              John Silvia, Wells Fargo Chief Economist

WHY: The two-day conference is a critical step in providing guidance for County activities for the next year.  The Board will receive briefings on the current economic trends; discuss several policy issues and provide direction to the Manager; receive an update on the status of the Capital Budget and Plan; receive a briefing on efforts and initiatives aimed at redesigning and reshaping Mecklenburg County Government; and receive an update on the County’s current financial status and initial budget projections for FY2013.

Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners
2012 Strategic Planning Conference

Feb. 23, 2012

8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast

Section I:  Conference Purpose and Overview

8:30 – 8:45 Manager’s Introduction

County Manager Harry Jones will provide an overview of the goals and expectations for the Conference.  The Chairman is asked to recognize Harry L. Jones, Sr., County Manager.

8:45 – 9:00 Agenda Overview

Hyong Yi, Management and Budget Director, will provide an overview of the agenda for the Conference.  The Chairman is asked to recognize Hyong Yi, Management and Budget Director.

Section II:  FY12 and FY13 Budget Considerations

9:00 – 9:45 Mecklenburg County FY2012 Financial Status Update

The Board will receive a staff update on FY2012 budget including revenues and expenses.  The Chairman is asked to recognize Dena Diorio, Finance Director.

9:45 – 10:30  Preliminary FY2013 Budget Projection

The Board will receive a preliminary revenue and expense projection for FY2013.  In addition, the Board will receive a briefing on the discretionary aspects of the County budget.  The Chairman is asked to recognize Hyong Yi.

10:30 – 10:45 Break

Section III:  Planning Considerations

10:45 – 11:45 Law Enforcement Service District 

The Board will receive a briefing on the County’s efforts to update how we fund law enforcement services in the unincorporated area.  The Chairman is asked to recognize Brian Francis, Assistant to the County Manager.

11:45 – 1:00 Lunch

Lunch is extended to give Commissioners an opportunity to converse with each other in an informal setting. 

1:00 – 2:00 Board Committees

The Board will have a discussion on how Board committees will operate.  Harold Cogdell, the Chairman of the Board, will lead this discussion.

2:00 – 3:00 Revaluation Policy Options

The Board will receive a recommendation on updating the County’s revaluation policy and be asked to provide direction on how to proceed with updating the County’s revaluation policy.  The Chairman is asked to recognize Hyong Yi and Cary Saul, Director of LUESA.

3:00 – 4:00 Federal and State Legislative Update

The Board will receive an update on the legislative activities of the State of North Carolina and the potential impact on Mecklenburg County.  The Chairman is asked to recognize Brian Francis, Assistant to the County Manager.

4:00 -   Closing Comments for the Day

Feb. 24, 2012

8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 Agenda Overview for Day 2

The Board will receive an overview of what is planned for the second day of the Conference.  The Chairman is asked to recognize Hyong Yi, Management and Budget Director.

Section IV:  Economic and Organizational Overview

8:45 – 9:00 National, State, and Local Economic Indicators

The Board will receive an overview of key national, state, and local economic indicators.  The Chairman is asked to recognize Hyong Yi.

9:00 – 10:45 Economic Panel Discussion

The Board will receive an overview and discuss the current economic conditions facing the County.  The Chairman is asked to recognize Hyong Yi who will introduce Dr. John Connaughton, Professor at UNC-Charlotte, and Dr. John Silvia, Chief Economist at Wells Fargo.

10:45 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 12:00  Redesigning Mecklenburg County Update

The Board will receive an update on the status of the major initiatives and changes undertaken by the County since 2009.  The Chairman is asked to recognize Harry Jones.

12:00 – 12:30 Lunch

Section V:  Operating and Capital Budget Considerations

12:30 – 1:15    Community Service Grants

The Board will receive an update on the FY2013 Community Service Grant application process.  The Chairman is asked to recognize Hyong Yi.

1:15 – 2:30 Capital Budget and Finance Update  

The Board will receive an update on the County’s capital program, including current capital projects and financing.  The Chairman is asked to recognize Hyong Yi and Dena Diorio.

2:30 -   Closing Comments for the Conference

Media contact: Suzanne Jeffries at 704-336-2686 or Suzanne.Jeffries@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or Rick Christenbury at 704-336-2593 or Rick.Christenbury@MecklenburgCounty.NC.gov



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