Chair: Vanessa Clarke
Vice-Chair: Delores Reid-Smith
Staff Liaison: Willie Ratchford, Terry Bradley, Mary Williams, Traci Ethridge, Gwenarda Miller
Vice-Chair: Sonya Black
Staff Liaison: Alicia Emmons, Lisa Forde, Mary Williams
The Education/Young Leaders subcommittee‘s mission is to create a community-wide expectation, beginning with kindergartners, that all Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) students will graduate high school with appropriate life skills. Members of the subcommittee develop community relations with area school students, administrators, elected officials, and special interest groups to assist to ensure Charlotte area students have access to the skills necessary to become productive citizens of Charlotte.
Commemoration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. subcommittee coordinates all events relating to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration and celebration in January. Charlotte has one of the country’s largest celebrations with events that have included a parade, arts and writing contests, prayer service, awards banquet, and more.
The Intercultural Relations Subcommittee is focused on removing barriers to ensure all residents of Charlotte-Mecklenburg have equal access to community programs and resources with a special emphasis on the immigrant population.
Police Community Relations Awards and Engagement
The Police-Community Relations Awards and Engagement Subcommittee is responsible for hosting the annual awards ceremony and reception. The awards recognize officers and work teams from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to building positive, problem-solving relationships with individual residents and neighborhood groups. It is also the subcommittee’s mission to improve relationships between the community and police officers in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. This is achieved through proactive engagement, forums, and events that help address community concerns. The subcommittee also works to enhance community trust in the process for receiving, investigating, and adjudicating complaints of police misconduct. The subcommittee also conducts police hearings and works with the police and community to monitor programs that improve these relationships.
Chair: Yvette Townsend-Ingram
Staff Liaison: Maura Chavez, Gwenarda Miller
The Programs/Speakers subcommittee serves as an internal liaison, program coordinator, and event planner resource for all subcommittees of the CRC. This subcommittee is responsible for supporting the work of other subcommittees by identifying internal & external speakers, connecting subcommittees to needed resources and facilitating new member orientations. Additionally, the Programs/Speakers subcommittee is responsible for planning the annual CRC retreat.
Ad Hoc Committees
Chair: Vanessa Clarke
Vice-Chair: Delores-Reid Smith
Staff Liaison: Willie Ratchford, Terry Bradley
The Ad Hoc committees are formed as required to address community relations through special projects, focus groups, task forces, or other responses as required. CRC Committee members are asked or appointed to serve as appropriate.
The Administrative Support committee is responsible for preparing, typing and distributing monthly meeting minutes, tracking meeting attendance and providing the Committee Chair, County Representative and City Clerk with reports, as well as providing orientation to new committee members.