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Community Vision

Our Community Vision

 Mecklenburg County will be a community of pride and choice
for people to LIVE, WORK and RECREATE.

 

People who LIVE in Mecklenburg County will reside in the center of a thriving regional metropolitan area comprising 14 counties in North Carolina and South Carolina. Mecklenburg County will be the place of choice in the region for people to live because we will have affordable housing opportunities throughout the County for residents from all economic backgrounds. Taxes will be competitive relative to the quality of service provided by local government. We will celebrate diversity, promote equality of opportunity and have respect for all of our citizens. We will have safe neighborhoods and offer alternatives to incarceration for those suffering from the disease of alcoholism and substance abuse. We will eliminate “preventable” child deaths and injuries and will have no disparities in resident health based on ethnic background. We will have lower than the national average per capita cases of cancer, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, heart disease, teenage pregnancy, infant mortality and many other health indicators. Our senior citizens will have the choice to age with dignity in their homes. Residents will consider themselves owners of the community and actively participate in citizen involvement opportunities.

People who in Mecklenburg County will reside in the center of a thriving regional metropolitan area comprising 14 counties in North Carolina and South Carolina. Mecklenburg County will be the place of choice in the region for people to live because we will have affordable housing opportunities throughout the County for residents from all economic backgrounds. Taxes will be competitive relative to the quality of service provided by local government. We will celebrate diversity, promote equality of opportunity and have respect for all of our citizens. We will have safe neighborhoods and offer alternatives to incarceration for those suffering from the disease of alcoholism and substance abuse. We will eliminate “preventable” child deaths and injuries and will have no disparities in resident health based on ethnic background. We will have lower than the national average per capita cases of cancer, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, heart disease, teenage pregnancy, infant mortality and many other health indicators. Our senior citizens will have the choice to age with dignity in their homes. Residents will consider themselves owners of the community and actively participate in citizen involvement opportunities.

People who WORK in Mecklenburg County will have job growth opportunities in a variety of business sectors that provide all who are willing to work with a living wage. The workforce will be trained to meet the needs of employers. All residents will have the opportunity to share equitably in the community’s prosperity. We will have a vibrant and diverse economy as we attract new businesses, support existing businesses and promote tourism.  The County will continue to be a regional hub for higher education, offering individuals opportunities to attain degrees and further their professional development. We will be a model learning community, leading the state of North Carolina and surpassing the national average for student achievement, regardless of pupil socio-economic standing. We will have a regional mass transit system that includes buses and commuter and light rail that connects citizens to their homes, work, schools, park facilities and commercial centers. 

People who RECREATE in Mecklenburg County will have a system of parks, greenways and open space located throughout the County that connects neighborhoods, satisfies public recreation needs and protects environmentally sensitive areas.  We will have an abundant source of clean drinking water as well as clean and healthy creeks that are suitable for prolonged human contact. We will maintain air quality within national standards. We will sustain and enhance the environment by protecting our natural resources. We will preserve our historical landmarks and places. Residents and visitors will learn from and be inspired by our community’s arts and cultural activities and enjoy our social, entertainment and recreational opportunities. 

Mecklenburg County will be the best local government service provider. We will maintain a local government that is highly effective, efficient, accountable and inclusive. Partnerships between government, the private sector and the faith community will bring together people from diverse backgrounds to address and solve community problems. Through collaborative land use planning and strategic capital investments, the quality of life in neighborhoods will be maximized.



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