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Need A Speaker for your group's next meeting?

Need A Speaker provides informative conversations and engaging presentations about local government to neighborhood and business associations, civic groups and community organizations.  Want to know about City of Charlotte​ and Mecklenburg County​ services, upcoming capital projects or community issues? Need A Speaker can provide a City or County expert on the topic of your choice and tailor the presentation to fit your needs.

Here's how it works:
  1. Browse the City and County websites to find a program and/or department you'd like to know more about. Learn more.
  2. Request a speaker by:
    1. ​​Completing the online form​
    2. Emailing needaspeaker@charlottenc.gov
    3. Calling 704-353-0347 to speak to the Need A Speaker coordinator

Looking for a series of speakers to fill your annual calendar? With more than 45 topics, we've got you covered.  Contact us​ to learn more.

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Health and Safety<div class="ExternalClass229D6A104FFC4B30AE05F58E76092144"><p>​<span style="color:#000000;font-family:verdana;font-size:12px;line-height:1.6;background-color:#ffffff;">Our residents’ health and safety are paramount to us.  Safe and healthy communities allows people, businesses and places to thrive. Topics include:</span></p><ul style="color:#000000;font-family:verdana;font-size:12px;line-height:18px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li>Animal Care & Control</li><li>Code Enforcement</li><li>Criminal Justice Services</li><li>Department of Social Services</li><li>Domestic Violence</li><li>Fire Protection</li><li>Homeland Security & Emergency Management</li><li>Neighborhood Watch Program</li><li>Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services</li><li>Police & Community Safety</li><li>Public Health</li><li>Services for Children & Families</li><li>Services for Seniors</li><li>Services for the Disabled</li><li>Veteran's Services</li><li>Women's Commission</li></ul></div>
Community Life<div class="ExternalClass9A047548DD5545A1A495881FA6D0459D"><p>​<span style="color:#000000;font-family:verdana;font-size:12px;line-height:18px;background-color:#ffffff;">Th</span><span style="color:#000000;font-family:verdana;font-size:12px;line-height:18px;background-color:#ffffff;">ere are many ways to get involved with your community.  Learn more about our neighborhoods, our community, and enjoying the quality of life in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.  Topics include:</span></p><ul style="color:#000000;font-family:verdana;font-size:12px;line-height:18px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li>Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Library</li><li>Citizen Involvement</li><li>Community Relations Committee</li><li>Greenways and Trails</li><li>International Relations</li><li>Neighborhood Resources</li><li>Park & Recreation</li><li>Youth Programs</li></ul></div>
Buildings, Roads and Land<div class="ExternalClassAED139824E264E9599D150057BC4D333"><p>​<span style="color:#000000;font-family:verdana;font-size:12px;line-height:18px;background-color:#ffffff;">From public transportation and the streetcar to our beautiful historic districts, there’s a lot to learn about our infrastructure and urban form. Topics include:</span></p><ul style="color:#000000;font-family:verdana;font-size:12px;line-height:18px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li>Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)</li><li>City LYNX Gold Line Streetcar</li><li>Growth Plan: Centers, Corridors & Wedges</li><li>Historic Districts</li><li>Land Use, Area Planning & Urban Design</li><li>Mapping & Geographic Information Systems</li><li>Permitting</li><li>Real Estate, Facilities & Property Management</li><li>Transportation</li><li>Water & Wastewater/Sewer</li><li>Zoning & Rezoning</li></ul></div>
Government<div class="ExternalClass7490DF7BBB7E49F78DD29103624B9D89"><p>​<span style="color:#000000;font-family:verdana;font-size:12px;line-height:18px;background-color:#ffffff;">Your local government is working for you every day.  See how we operate, promote a livable community for all, and invest in our future. Topics include:</span></p><ul style="color:#000000;font-family:verdana;font-size:12px;line-height:18px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li>Budgets & Evaluation</li><li>Business Services and Economic Development</li><li>Charlotte-Douglas International Airport</li><li>Community Investment Plan</li><li>Housing Services & Homelessness</li><li>Local Government 101</li><li>Property Revaluation</li></ul></div>
Environment<div class="ExternalClass284CC4877CF9482E924A8FD525E235D0"><p>​<span style="color:#000000;font-family:verdana;font-size:12px;line-height:18px;background-color:#ffffff;">Learn about our environment and what you can do to help. Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful; air, water and land; and area Water, Wildlife, and how to keep Charlotte-Mecklenburg beautiful. Topics include:</span></p><ul style="color:#000000;font-family:verdana;font-size:12px;line-height:18px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li>Conservation & Wildlife</li><li>Energy & Environmental Programs</li><li>Streams, Lakes and Ponds</li><li>Waste, Recycling & Composting</li><li>Air Quality​</li></ul></div>

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