Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations

Our community is a rich, diverse mix of people from different places, with various backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. Community Relations celebrates individuals and groups who have made a lasting impact in our community by their dedication to fairness, equality and dignity for everyone.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee Newsletter

CRC Newsletter | May 2020

The May issue of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee (CRC) newsletter is now available. The newsletter features: a message to the community from CRC Chair, Michael Smalenberger, highlights from two recent virtual town halls on COVID-19 impacts on communities of color, resources related to Fair Housing and Dispute Settlement and a 1-on-1 with the CRC Executive Director. To read the newsletter and stay connected with the CRC, visit CRC Newsletter.  You can also sign up to receive the newsletter and other Community Relations updates by visiting Stay Connected with CRC.

Stay at Home Order

Governor Cooper has issued Executive Order No. 138 to modify North Carolina’s Stay at Home order and transition to Phase 1 of slowly easing certain COVID-19 restrictions effective Friday, May 8, at 5 p.m. Phase 1 will remain in effect until 5 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2020.

For more information on the Stay at Home order including frequently asked questions visit, Stay at Home order. For a full list of City of Charlotte services impact visit, City of Charlotte COVID-19 Updates.

If these resources do not answer your questions, please contact Mecklenburg County Stay at Home help line at ​704.353.1926.

41st Annual Police Community Relations Awards

The 41st Annual Police-Community Relations Awards Gala will be held Thursday, October 29, 2020 to coincide with Law Enforcement Week. This is an annual gala that recognizes and celebrates the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officers who are nominated by residents of Charlotte for their outstanding contribution they have made towards improving the relationship between the police and the community they serve.

Nominations are being accepted until Friday, September 4, 2020 and can be submitted by visiting  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Community Relations Awards Form. For more information about the gala please visit Police Community Relations Awards.

Conflict Resolution Training

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Are you interested in learning the skills to resolve a disagreement or conflict? Have you recently attended one of the Break the Cycle community conversations and want to take a deeper dive into conflict resolution? If so, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations can help! FREE conflict resolution training is available for youth, adults, groups and organizations. Participants will learn the five conflict resolution styles, benefits of active listening and tools to de-escalate difficult situations.

If you are interested in attending an upcoming training or would like to host a training for your group or organization, please complete the Conflict Resolution Training Request Form and a member of the Community Relations team will be in touch.

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​It is a volation of the Federal Fair Housing Act, the Charlotte Fair Housing Ordinance (Chapter 12, Article V of the Code of the City of Charlotte), or the Mecklenburg County Fair Housing Ordinance to deny you housing rights for any of the following protected classes: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or familial status (being pregnant or having children under 18 years old). Submit an Allegation

​The courtroom isn't always the best place to solve a problem. Mediation can be a quicker and more thorough way to reach a resolution without the expense and formality of the courtroom. Submit an Referral

Offers opportunities for tenants and landlords to eliminate communication barriers and work together to solve problems involving damaged property, security deposits, living conditions, financial assistance for repairs or miscellaneous conflicts stemming from the landlord-tenant relationship. Submit an Referral

The appeal process for citizens who has filed a complaint on dispositions imposed by the Chief of Police or his designee relating to allegations of misconduct against a sworn police officer. Submit an appeal

Alleged violations of the following rules: use of force, unbecoming conduct, arrest, search and seizure, and arbitrary profiling. Report an Misconduct

​Recognizes officers and work teams from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department who have made outstanding contributions to the improvement of police-community relations in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. Citizens from neighborhoods, schools, places of worship, businesses and civic institutions nominate officers, and CRC members review the nominations. Submit an Nomiation

​The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Medallion Award is presented each year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day during the National Day of Celebration. It is given to individuals in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community who exemplify the ideals of Dr. King.

​​Recognizes Mecklenburg's unsung heroes, including grassroots leaders who work behind-the-scenes for the betterment of our neighborhoods

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