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Speakers Bureau

​Need A Speaker for your group’s next meeting?
Need A Speaker offers informative conversations and engaging presentations about local government to neighborhood and business associations, civic groups, and community organizations.  Whether you want to know about City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County services, upcoming capital projects or community issues, Need A Speaker can provide a City or County expert on the topic of your choice and tailor the presentation to fit your needs.

Here’s how it works
1.    Browse the available topics by category below, or click here to view a list of all topics with a brief description of each.
2.    Request a speaker by:
a.     Filling out our online form,
b.    Emailing or
c.     Calling 704-336-5849 to speak to the coordinator
3.    Looking for a series of speakers to fill your annual calendar? With more than 45 topics, we’ve got you covered.  Contact us to learn more.

Health & Safety

Our residents’ health and safety are paramount to us.  Safe and healthy communities allows people, businesses and places to thrive. Topics include:

  • Animal Care & Control
  • Code Enforcement
  • Criminal Justice Services
  • Department of Social Services
  • Domestic Violence
  • Fire Protection
  • Homeland Security & Emergency Management
  • Neighborhood Watch Program
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
  • Police & Community Safety
  • Public Health
  • Services for Children & Families
  • Services for Seniors
  • Services for the Disabled
  • Veteran's Services
  • Women's Commission


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Community Life

There are many ways to get involved with your community.  Learn more about our neighborhoods, our community, and enjoying the quality of life in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.  Topics include:
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Library
  • Citizen Involvement
  • Community Relations Committee
  • Greenways and Trails
  • International Relations
  • Neighborhood Resources
  • Park & Recreation
  • Youth Programs

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Buildings, Roads & Land

From public transportation and the streetcar to our beautiful historic districts, there’s a lot to learn about our infrastructure and urban form. Topics include:
  • Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)
  • City LYNX Gold Line Streetcar
  • Growth Plan: Centers, Corridors & Wedges
  • Historic Districts
  • Land Use, Area Planning & Urban Design
  • Mapping & Geographic Information Systems
  • Permitting
  • Real Estate, Facilities & Property Management
  • Transportation
  • Water & Wastewater/Sewer
  • Zoning & Rezoning
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Your local government is working for you every day.  See how we operate, promote a livable community for all, and invest in our future. Topics include:
  • Budgets & Evaluation
  • Business Services and Economic Development
  • Charlotte-Douglas International Airport
  • Community Investment Plan
  • Housing Services & Homelessness
  • Local Government 101
  • Property Revaluation
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Learn about our environment and what you can do to help. Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful; air, water and land; and area Water, Wildlife, and how to keep Charlotte-Mecklenburg beautiful. Topics include:
  • Conservation & Wildlife
  • Energy & Environmental Programs
  • Streams, Lakes and Ponds
  • Waste, Recycling & Composting
  • Air Quality
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