MEDIC Community Meetings @ varies
Mar 6 – Apr 15 all-day

Mecklenburg County residents are invited to attend one of six upcoming meetings to learn more about upcoming changes in how Medic responds in our community. In addition to learning about the most recent updates to Medic’s Response Configuration, attendees will have the opportunity to better understand how our community’s 911 system works, learn how to identify life-threatening symptoms, and share any concerns they may have. The following are upcoming meetings:

  • District 2: March 6 at 6:30 pm
    • Southview Recreation Center (1720 Vilma St, Charlotte)
  • District 3: March 13 at 6:30 pm
    • Eastway Regional Rec. Center (3150 Eastway Park Drive, Charlotte)
  • District 4: March 16 at 6:30 pm
    • Hickory Grove Rec. Center (6709 Pence Rd, Charlotte)
  • District 5: March 20 at 6:30 pm
    • Naomi Drenan Rec. Center (750 Beal St, Charlotte)
  • District 6: March 23 at 6:30 pm
    • Matthews Sportsplex (2425 Sports Pkwy, Matthews)
  • District 1: April 15 at 6:30 pm
    • Northern Regional Rec. Center (18121 Old Statesville Rd, Cornelius)

Interested parties are encouraged to visit to register for an upcoming meeting. For additional information please contact Grace Nelson

Latta Place Listening Sessions @ South County Regional Library
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join an upcoming listening session to share your unique perspectives and help reimagine the Latta site and overall visitor experience including structures, history, community ties, and programming. The public’s participation in these sessions will influence Mecklenburg County leadership’s decisions about the site. Please RSVP and join us!


For more information about Latta Place, please visit

This event is free but registration is required.

Community Area Planning Workshops @ Virtual or In Person
Mar 28 – Sep 16 all-day

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Area Planning will build upon the engagement efforts from both the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan & Policy Map. Attend a Workshop to learn about the process and to share your input regarding future development and growth in your area.

These events will take place between March and September of 2023 and locations/times vary.  To see the full schedule and to register to attend, click HERE

FY2024 Budget Listening Session @ Online
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

In February and March, the City of Charlotte Strategy and Budget Department will host three listening sessions to receive real-time feedback from Charlotte residents.

During these sessions, residents will be able to engage with staff, learn about the city’s budget process and provide comments on the city’s budget priorities. Interested residents can complete this form or contact the budget department at to participate.  There will be virtual sessions on February 15th and March 30th, and an in-person session on March 14th.

First Wednesdays: Special Education Evaluations @ Children & Family Services Bldg - Training Room 1
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Have you ever wondered why your student receives so many different assessments during the Individualized Education Program (IEP) evaluation process? Would you like to know more about what those assessments are, and how to interpret them? This workshop will explain the basics of the evaluation process and commonly used assessments so that you can use the results to better advocate for services and supports for your students.

This event is free but registration is requested.

More Than a Notion: A Discussion on Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome @ Allegra Westbrook Public Library
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm

Until Justice Just Is (previously known as Stand Against Racism) is an annual series of events held at YWCAs across the country that raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities and build community among those who work for racial justice while providing opportunities to educate.

This year, YWCA will focus on mental health and racial trauma by discussing Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (P.T.S.S.), a theory developed by Dr. Joy DeGruy. Join them for their first in-person discussion since COVID, as they unpack P.T.S.S.’s definition along with the impact of multi-generational oppression on those of African descent.

This panel discussion will take place on April 5th, 6PM at Allegra Westbrook Public Library. Register HERE for this important conversation!

Mecklenburg Trail of History Festival @ Elizabeth Park
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Save The Date for the inaugural Trail of History festival on Saturday, April 8!  Join Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation for a day of fun in Elizabeth Park focused on Mecklenburg County history.


The Atlantic Magazine Health Equity Summit @ Online
Apr 20 @ 8:45 am – 1:45 pm

On April 20, join other interested Americans virtually (or in person in Boston) for The Atlantic’s annual Health Equity Summit. Hear from medical experts, health-care leaders, and community advocates for crucial conversations about creating and sustaining an equitable health system for all.

Speakers include:

  • Ross Andersen, deputy editor, The Atlantic
  • Vann R. Newkirk II, senior editor, The Atlantic
  • Bisola Ojikutu, executive director of the Boston Public Health Commission
  • Thea James, co-executive director of the Health Equity Accelerator at Boston Medical Center
  • Regina Barzilay, School of Engineering Distinguished Professor for AI and Health, MIT; AI faculty lead, Jameel Clinic
  • Renee Salas, emergency medical physician, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School; lead author of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change U.S. Brief

This event is free but registration is required.

First Wednesdays: Special Education Dispute Resolution @ Children & Family Services Bldg - Training Room 1
May 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Feel like your student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) is not being followed? Disagree with the school about your student’s placement or amount of special education services? Not sure what to do about it? Sometimes advocating for your student at an IEP meeting may not be enough to resolve disagreements with the school system. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provides several ways to resolve disputes that may arise. This workshop will provide an overview of facilitated IEP meetings, state complaints, mediation, and due process.

This event is free but registration is requested.

Fighting Gentrification: Bus/Walking tour @ Westin Charlotte
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

See two post-World War II African-American neighborhoods which sought Local Historic District designation as a tool to help deal with gentrification.  The tour visits McCrorey Heights and Oaklawn Park, and will engage with neighborhood leaders.  This tour is offered as part of the Congress for the New Urbanism CNU31.Charlotte programming.

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