Training & Engagement Opportunities 7/1/22

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Upcoming Events and Engagement Opportunities


Applications are now open for the upcoming Neighborhood Board Retreat - Apply by August 1 


Are you a newly formed neighborhood organization? Has your organization recently undergone leadership changes? Is your neighborhood in need of improvements such as additional street signage or lights? If so, consider applying for the Neighborhood Board Retreat.


The Neighborhood Board Retreat helps neighborhood and business associations assess the current state of their community, identify and prioritize strategic goals, create action plans and improve the quality of life in Charlotte’s neighborhoods. The retreat is an opportunity for you to connect with your neighbors and work together to bring about positive change in your community. Additionally, eligible neighborhoods have the opportunity to receive a credit of up to $1500 toward volunteer hours required for the Neighborhood Matching Grant.


The retreat will be on August 20 at Central Piedmont Community College-Central Campus located at 1206 Elizabeth Ave. from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. You must have at least five participants from your neighborhood or business association register for your neighborhood to be considered. The application is available online and will only take a few minutes.


Capacity for the retreat is limited. Neighborhoods will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to first-time attendees. The deadline to apply is August 1. 


Visit our website to learn more about the Neighborhood Board Retreat. You can also view past neighborhood summaries to learn what other Charlotte neighborhoods have identified as priorities for their communities. 


If you have questions regarding the retreat, please contact Nichelle Wilson at



Property Revaluation Workshop: What Does it Mean for Me?  | Thursday, July 21,  6 to 7:00 p.m.


The City of Charlotte’s Community Engagement team is hosting a workshop in collaboration with Mecklenburg County to increase awareness of the 2023 property revaluation. North Carolina state law requires all counties to conduct a property revaluation at least every eight years. Mecklenburg County is currently conducting a property revaluation that will affect property taxes beginning January 1, 2023. Join us to learn from the County Assessor’s Office about the property revaluation process, possible impacts on property taxes, and how to appeal your 2023 assessed value if needed.


Registration is recommended, but not required: The registration link includes an option to submit questions in advance.  


Zoom link to join the workshop on July 21:



Mecklenburg County 2023 Property Revaluation 


Mecklenburg County conducts a property revaluation every four years so assessments stay closer to the market, there’s less chance of large market increases, and the public remains educated on the process. Revaluation is the process where all property (land and buildings) within Mecklenburg County is revalued to its current market value as of an established date, in this case January 1, 2023.

Property taxes are based on the market value of your property. Without periodic revaluation, some property owners would pay more than their share of property tax while others would pay less than their share. Revaluation resets property tax values so all taxpayers pay their fair share.

2023 Property Revaluation Important Dates

  • January 1, 2023: Countywide Revaluation Effective Date

  • January 23, 2023: Notice of January 2023 Real Estate Assessed Value Mailed

  • July 2023: Tax Bill Mailing

To learn more about how the Mecklenburg County Tax Revaluation affects you visit



Register Your National Night Out Events by July 22


National Night Out (NNO) is America’s Night Out Against Crime. This annual community-building campaign promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.


National Night Out 2022 will be observed on Tuesday, August 2. CMPD strives to have officer participation at each registered event. If your neighborhood or organization is hosting a NNO event, please complete this brief questionnaire to tell us of your plans by July 22.


Learn more about CMPD NNO resources and register your event.



2040 Planning Academy - Applications for Fall 2022 are now open!

Do you have questions about all the development you see in Charlotte? Do you want to know more about how the City of Charlotte plans for the future?  Are you interested in influencing the future of your neighborhood?


The 2040 Planning Academy is a free, five class program aimed at helping residents better understand the role planning plays in building communities. Through group discussions, presentations, and interactive activities participants will learn when and how they can be involved in planning processes and help influence the future of their community.

The program is open to all residents, but the class size will be limited to 30 seats. Admissions will be based on including a mix of residents with diverse backgrounds, from different neighborhoods and with a range of planning experience.

The program will take place on Tuesdays from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on the following dates: August 23, September 13, September 27, October 11, and October 25. Please consider this time commitment before applying to the program. 


Please complete the full application for consideration. The last day to submit an application is on Sunday, July 17. 


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