Meet the Committee

Our 45 members are appointed to three-year terms by the Mayor (8 members), Charlotte City Council (16 members) and the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners (21 members). They act as resident advisors who provide professional staff an insightful gateway to current human relations issues. This unique organizational structure allows City staff to capture a broad community perspective and develop informed and appropriate human relations services.

How does the CRC work?

CRC's diverse membership is divided into six subcommittees: Programs, Communication, Education, Police-Community Relations, Intercultural Relations and Young Leaders. The subcommittee chairs, along with the CRC chairperson and vice-chairperson, form the CRC Leadership Committee. Recommendations for action or advocacy are made by subcommittee chairs through their participation in the CRC Leadership Committee. 

 These committee members provide authentic feedback on community issues, weigh in on proposed courses of action and facilitate communication between the committee, the community and elected officials. CRC members also serve to promote civic opportunities, understanding, respect and goodwill among all citizens; provide channels of communication among the various racial, religious and ethnic groups in Charlotte-Mecklenburg; develop and maintain working relationships with special interest groups; promote multicultural education, monitor school issues, and advocate for equitable education opportunities for all children.

CRC members' work also includes investigating potentially disruptive community conditions, determining proper interventions to avoid violence, consulting with appropriate referral agencies or authorities; enhancing community trust in the process for receiving, investigating, and adjudicating complaints of police misconduct, and improving relations between the citizens of Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officers.

If you would like to be considered for an appointment on the CRC, please contact the City Clerk's Office (704-336-7493) or the County Clerk's Office (704-336-2559). 

​2017-2018 ​Committee Meeting Schedule

All Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee meetings are open to the public and are  held at the Belmont Regional Center, 700 Parkwood Avenue Charlotte, NC 28205 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm (unless otherwise noted)

  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017
  • ** Tuesday, October 17, 2017
  • ** Tuesday, November 21, 2017
  • ** Tuesday, December 19, 2017
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018       
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018       
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018

** Meeting may be rescheduled

Please call the office of the CRC at 704-336-2424 to confirm each meeting date and time.