City of Charlotte celebrates CLT 250 National Night Out

Britt Clampitt

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Aug. 6, 2018) – For more than 25 years in its 250-year history, the City of Charlotte has shared with neighbors National Night Out (NNO), a community-building campaign to promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.

On Tuesday, Aug. 7, more than 70 neighborhood events across Charlotte-Mecklenburg, including block parties, cookouts, porch sit-ins and ice cream socials, will demonstrate the community's support of no tolerance for crime. CMPD is committed to having a presence at each NNO event registered with the city.

This year, CLT250 National Night Out, presented by Atrium Health, takes on special significance as Charlotte celebrates its 250th anniversary. Officers and city staff will share CLT250 from 6-8 p.m. at 20 National Night Out events across the city in an effort to: 

  • Engage residents in conversation to reimagine the next 250 years.
  • Highlight city services with a game that teaches residents about the work of city departments, from the past and today.
  • Sign up volunteers to be a part of shaping their communities through important city initiatives, such as neighborhood clean ups.

Light helps neighbors and friends feel welcome. In observation of National Night Out, CMPD also invites Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents to leave their porch lights on from 7-10 p.m. as a symbol of alertness and awareness. Participation is encouraged beyond NNO on Aug. 7.

To learn more about CLT 250 National Night Out, visit the City of Charlotte's website. More information about CLT 250 is available at

Media Partners:

Join the City of Charlotte and neighborhood groups at one of the CLT 250 National Night Out events. Representatives from the city and Charlotte Center City Partners will be available to coordinate interviews at the following locations on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m.:

  • Romare Bearden, 300 S. Church St.
    Contact: Adam Rhew, Charlotte Center City Partners, 704-891-4396

  • Hidden Valley, 919 Tom Hunter Road
    Contact: Jordan-Ashley Walker, City of Charlotte, 704-614-8513

  • Back Creek, 2200 Pimpernel Road
    Contact: Denada Jackson, City of Charlotte, 704-363-5104

  • South End and Wilmore, 206 W. Kingston Ave.
    Contact: Britt Clampitt, City of Charlotte, 704-249-0759


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