It's unlikely that we’ll have to defend against a zombie apocalypse, but there’s one thing we can learn from the dozens of movies and television shows depicting the takeover of the undead: preparedness is essential.
The City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, and several surrounding towns, are seeking input from the public to help identify the natural hazards that affect their community the most. The input received will be a part of an update to Mecklenburg County’s Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP).
To provide your feedback and learn more about the plan, join us on Nov. 20 for the first of three public meetings that will be held throughout the planning process.
Thursday, Nov. 20
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center (600 East Fourth Street, Room 280)
Risk Assessment: Obtain local knowledge and identify concerns regarding hazard risks.
In addition to attending the meeting, you can contribute to the plan by taking a brief survey to provide feedback on how we can prepare for potential hazards.
Visit the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management webpage to learn more about the Hazard Mitigation Plan and upcoming public involvement opportunities.
On Veterans Day, the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs accepted the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, an effort to solidify partnerships and secure commitments to end veteran homelessness by 2015.
During the announcement, the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center formally accepted the challenge through the introduction and implementation of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Our Heroes initiative. This initiative seeks to house Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s 204 homeless veterans by Dec. 31, 2015. The January 2014 Point-In-Time count, a yearly single-day effort to provide an accounting and snapshot of a community’s homeless population, helped determine the number of homeless veterans for this initiative.
We are proud to announce that to date, we have reached 27 percent of our goal! We’ve made a lot of headway, but there is still much to be done.
Learn more about the effort to end veteran homelessness in Charlotte-Mecklenburg and how you can support the initiative at housingourheroes.charmeck.org.
Today, we celebrate GIS Day, a grassroots event that formalizes the practice of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) users and vendors of opening their doors to schools, businesses and the general public to showcase real-world applications of this important technology.
Join industry professionals and the public to see how GIS technology affects you every day and is helping to make better business decisions, educate our children and improve the overall quality of life in Charlotte-Mecklenburg and surrounding counties.
For a complete list of today's events, click here.
The Neighborhood Matching Grant program awards funding to eligible neighborhood-based organizations for community improvement projects. Neighborhood & Business would like to congratulate the 13 organizations that will receive Neighborhood Matching Grants for the following projects:
- Becton Park at Lynton Place: Fencing
- Cedar Mill: Street lights
- Coventry Woods: Sign toppers
- Druid Hills: Youth Community Leadership Academy
- Firethorne: Parking lot improvements
- Genesis Park: Fifth Annual Northwest Community Day
- Hamlin Park: Irrigation and landscaping
- Madison Park: Little Free Library
- Quail Run: Garbage compactor & central mailbox unit site prep
- Ravenwood: Neighborhood sign
- Reid Park: Mosaic benches
- Southwood Community: General neighborhood improvements
- The Village of Rosedale: Street lights
Learn more about Neighborhood Matching Grants at nbs.charlottenc.gov.