Around 2022 in Charlotte
As we look to 2022, a handful of key people are at the center of the critical issues facing Charlotte and the region. What they do and their performance will help shape this community and our lives. You can also get involved or just improve yourself.
Local governments in Mecklenburg County and Charlotte are making decisions on things big and small, from rezoning a 1 acre lot to how to spend millions of dollars in federal COVID-19 relief money.
Along with this, there are a lot of things that the city council and the council of county commissioners need to know. They need your help.
People can be part of government decision-making by sitting on an advisory board, which discusses developments regarding a key issue or region and passes that information on to elected officials.
Both the county and the city have advisory councils made up of volunteers. Not all boards have a vacancy, but many do, and people can apply to be considered for these boards today.
The count has many vacancies in several councils, some of which have focused on issues such as air quality, advocacy for people living in retirement homes, the arts and sciences, and the prevention of juvenile crime.
The city has 35 boards and commissions, and many of them will see vacancies in 2022. They include a cycling advisory committee, one that focuses on historic monuments and another that focuses on transportation services. in common.
People can sign up to be notified by email as soon as there is a vacancy and can apply at any time. Applications remain active for one year after submission.
Here is a selection of current openings in the county. A full list of city tips can be viewed online:
âª Adult Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee: Advocating for the Rights of Adults Living in Assisted Living. There is a three-year term and a two-term limit. The committee meets quarterly.
âª Women’s Advisory Council: strives to improve the situation of women in the areas of education, employment, family, community, health, law, finance and social services. The board also aims to give women leadership opportunities “by initiating and promoting programs designed to meet the needs of women”. It meets monthly and the county currently lists three vacancies for the 15-member council.
âª Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Council: plan, organize and evaluate local programs aimed at alleviating juvenile delinquency. The council is responsible for developing community strategies to reduce drug addiction and the number of children who engage in crime. There are currently two vacant positions.
âª Arts and Science Advisory Boards: Making Mecklenburg County a More Culturally Vibrant Place to Live. The advisory board provides input to the Arts and Science Council on how to engage with the public, which business and community leaders to build relationships with, and guides the board on the needs of communities across the county. There are two vacancies on this 10-member board.
âª Architectural Selection Committee: Screen architects who could be hired for county projects. General contractors who fulfill this role must sign a declaration agreeing not to bid on any project under consideration. There is a vacant position for this advisor position.
âª Information Services and Technology Committee: Advise county commissioners on plans for new automated systems, whether those technological systems are adequate and on the availability of technology and personnel. This board has two vacancies in progress, and three terms expiring soon.