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Free food and feedback—why you don’t want to miss Meet & Eat this October

This post is brought to you in partnership with the City of Charlotte. All opinions are our own.

Looking for a fun night out with a free dinner, the chance to talk to City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County department reps AND the opportunity to shape the future of Charlotte? You can this October!

The City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County want to know your vision for the city during the the second annual Meet & Eat CLTMECKGOV in October. They’ll do the cooking and cleaning, you’ll get the 411 on where the Queen City is headed in 2019.

City Manager Marcus Jones

Mark your calendar

Chat up the great men and women from the city and county and learn about city planning, economic development, transportation, housing, emergency services, the library, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Mecklenburg County Health and Human Services, the upcoming property tax valuation, park and recreation, the Sheriff’s Office and more.

While you are there, get a free blood pressure screening, discover what health, veteran, homeless and domestic violence resources are available and enjoy guest hosts performances by community organizations.

Oh, and bring the kids! They will be entertained by the talented group from Parks and Recreation.

  • October 4: Albermarle Road Rec Center, 5027 Idlewild Road, 28227
  • October 9: Arbor Glen Rec Center, 1520 Clanton Road, 28208
  • October 11: Sugaw Creek Rec Center, 943 W. Sugar Creek Road, 28213
  • October 18: Elon Rec Center, 11401 Ardrey Kell Road, 28277
  • October 23: Charlotte Innovation Barn, 932 Seigle Avenue, 28205, (Park at 1105 Otts Street)
  • October 25: Ivory Baker Rec Center, 1920 Stroud Park Court, 28206

Pick a date, RSVP and you’re there! All events are from 6-8 p.m.

What people are saying

Last year’s event was a HUGE success, but you don’t have to take our word for it.

“This exceeded my expectations and inspired me. The fact that citizens have the opportunity to put their vote in for citywide priorities is pretty awesome. I spent a lot of time with the housing folks and it really inspired me to be able to share my vote. It’s an amazing opportunity for the community to connect with the decision makers. Great job!” – Attendee

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“Hello! I am messaging you to thank you for putting this event together. At times it can seem as no one cares about the needs of those without much power or prestige in Charlotte. It touches me that this is being put together in such a thoughtful way.”  – shared via Eventbrite

“We received a lot of great feedback.” Katrina Young, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department

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“I applaud city and county leaders for leaving their offices and coming out to the community to share with people.” – Ron Holland, host of Radio One’s Community Voices

Last year more than 600 people enjoyed a fine meal and networking with city and county reps. Ready to add your voice? These valuable conversations will be used as part of the City’s fiscal year 2020 budget.  RSVP today and get ready to meet and eat in October.

Want to know more about the City of Charlotte? Click here for more information.