If you work for Mecklenburg County, it’s your job to give excellent customer service. And that’s what Park Ranger Doug Brown has been doing for the past 9 months. He was hired by Park and Recreation and says he loves his job.Continue Reading
Written with Mecklenburg County Public Information colleagues.
Now that COVID-19 has travelled to the U.S., we’re all taking great care to exercise our very best hand washing habits. And while it shouldn’t take a worldwide outbreak to get us there, the important thing is that it’s happening! By now you’ve probably seen the Atlanta Magazine article citing 9 Atlanta songs to help you wash your hands for 20 full seconds just like the CDC recommends (because who really wants to sing Happy Birthday twice?). We thought it would be fun to take a similar approach–but with a North Carolina twist! Okay, they aren’t North Carolina songs per-se, but the artists can proudly be claimed by our state.
So when you’re perfecting your hand washing technique, here are a few options to help you keep time.Continue Reading
Let’s face it: You can be five or 95…at any age, playing is fun. But, for some people, it’s much more.
Did you know that Mecklenburg County’s Park & Recreation department has Therapeutic and Inclusive Recreation Services? I didn’t – and I had to ask what it means. Here’s what I found out: recreational therapists use activities to help those with illnesses or disabling conditions participate fully and independently in chosen life pursuits and goals.Continue Reading
If you can never remember if it’s your week for recycling, you’re not alone. But we’ve got something that can help you with that. Nestled among the many cool resources brought to you by the Mecklenburg County Geospatial Information Services (GIS) is a little thing called the Geoportal.Continue Reading
Have you and your family been looking for ways to celebrate the magical whimsy of fairies? Then come out to the Fairy House Festival at Latta Nature Preserve. You’ll be enchanted by what you see!
There’s a lot to choose from so, when you get to the event, where do you start? Here are our top five “must-do” attractions to get you going when your flock of fairies lands.Continue Reading
If you want to try some new adventures this year, keep it local and keep it cheap! Here are 10 cheap things to do in 2020 for under $20, all right here in Mecklenburg County. Whatever you do, tag us on social media so we can follow along!Continue Reading
If you’ve ever wondered where your Christmas tree goes when it leaves the curb, watch and learn!
Always recycle right. Crews won’t pick up artificial trees. They can’t be recycled and will end up in the landfill. Crews also won’t pick up live trees with lights or ornaments. For more information about composting and recycling, visit wipeoutwaste.com.
Mecklenburg County wants you to make your voice heard as we’re making the budget for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21). If you are following the steps we take to make the budget every year, you might know we are entering step two. This is where the County listens to you in new ways. In December 2019, we launched the Resident Budget Priority Survey. It helps people understand how we are using County dollars and how we fund departments and agencies. Then it asks them to rank their top priorities based on their community needs. This survey goes to the Manager’s office when they’re making budgetary decisions. Residents can also come share their feedback at budget meetings on January 7 and May 7.Continue Reading
Winter is a magical time of year. When I see snow flurries, I think of making a snowman, skiing in the mountains, or sitting near a warm, crackling fire at home. But not everyone has these same thoughts. Nearly 3,200 people in Mecklenburg County are homeless. Winter to them means cold conditions and the struggle to keep warm and fed.
What can we as a compassionate society do to help our homeless neighbors? Here are a few ideas:Continue Reading