The Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee (CRC) is composed of a Leadership Team, and eight subcommittees: Public Relations, Arts $ Environment, Community Equity, Special Events, Race & Cultural Relations, Housing & Economic Crisis, and LGBTQ+
Chair: Vanessa Clarke
Staff Liaison: Willie Ratchford, Terry Bradley, Mary Williams, Traci Ethridge, Gwenarda Miller
Internal operations focused on: planning the annual retreat, member onboarding, orientation, CRC newsletter, featured speakers for CRC meetings, and press releases.
Arts & Environment
Interim Chair: Jared Thompson
Staff Liaison: Lezlie Briggs, Sue Green
Encourage the arts in the community through projects and collaboration with artists and other organizations.
Community Equity Subcommittee.
Interim Chair: Kimberly Nelson
Staff Liaison: Marura Chavez, Lisa Forde
Work with organizations that focus on youth, senior, and disability topics to help create a more inclusive community for everyone, regardless of age and/or ability.
Special Events Subcommittee
Staff Liaison: : Patricia Amaniampong, Terry Bradley, Rhonda Jackson, Donna Murrell
Plan and execute special events related to Community Relations.
Race & Cultural Relations Subcommittee
Chair: Arun Nair
Vice-Chair: Anthony Forman
Staff Liaison: Ryan Emmanuel, Luis Matta
Educate about and celebrate racial and cultural differences; Look at local laws that encourage hate and discrimination; Work with CRCPR to release statements when needed; Create opportunities to unite groups and races.
Staff Liaison: Alicia Emmons, Mary Williams
Collaborate with other organizations to support and educate about the rights and anti-discrimination efforts of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Housing & Economic Crisis Subcommittee
Staff Liaison: Yusuf Baskins, Antonio Osborne
Education opportunities for the community.