Excellence is one of the top principles we hold our employees to at Mecklenburg County. Recently, we started a new way to show that: MeckACTs. Achieving results, Cultivating relationships and people and Transforming through innovation and change. The program helps us choose, develop, evaluate and recognize our team members across the County. Our first MeckACTs award winners show this excellence in action. Hear it from the people who nominated them. And the winners are…Continue Reading
There are a lot of great job opportunities available these days. With the right skills and background, you can have your pick of jobs in any number of fields. If public service is on your list, you should consider a career in government. Mecklenburg County has rewarding job opportunities available right now. Here are a few tips to help in your search for the perfect job with Mecklenburg County.Continue Reading
Written by Amy Rogers
Growing up in urban Richmond, Va., Lee Jones couldn’t have imagined the path that would lead him to a career in architecture and ultimately, the directorship of the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department.
As a boy, he noticed the concrete buildings around him were cold in winter and hot in summer. In middle school, he was selected to take part in “A Better Chance,” a government program that sought out promising minority students and funded their education at the country’s most exclusive college preparatory schools. Jones chose Groton School in Massachusetts.Continue Reading
Health staff at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have become a crucial part of Mecklenburg County’s COVID-19 prevention team. School Health Nutritionist Sahsine Davis has helped students with nutrition-related health problems for the last 14 years. She talks to them one-on-one about how to make changes in their eating habits and lifestyle. She’s also provided group education for students, parents and the community over the years to help them live healthier. And her work continued even after she started working virtually in March 2020.Continue Reading
Spraygrounds, playgrounds, greenways, computers, masks? When you think of Park and Recreation, you probably don’t think too much about human resources or technical compliance. Your eyes might’ve glazed over just hearing those words but come back! Senior Fiscal Administrator Lorraine Bias describes her department as “the heartbeat of Park and Recreation.” Wow!Continue Reading
With more than 5,000 employees, Mecklenburg County probably has a lot of jobs you’ve never heard of before. One of them might be Strategic Planning and Evaluation Analyst in the County Manager’s Office. That’s Karli Godfrey’s job title. Basically, it means she helps departments plan and execute programs, projects and initiatives, then figure out whether those projects met their goals. When I asked her to explain her job to a five-year-old, Karli said, “I get to help people in charge make good decisions. I spend lots of time talking to people, and on the computer learning. Then I take all of the interesting things I find and get to tell other people through charts and pictures.”Continue Reading
For Bruce Williams, working in government is a family affair. He’s in the third generation of people in his family who have worked in civil service. Some family members were police and fire department employees, including an uncle who was a first responder on 9/11. Others worked in housing authorities, public transit and the military.Continue Reading
Teleworking during the COVID-19 Stay at Home Order can be challenging. You need to stay on task to meet deadlines, but at the same time, you’re juggling childcare, shifting household responsibilities and managing your health during this trying time.Continue Reading
This blog was updated on March 7, 2023.
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