Thursday, 16 February 2017 09:08

Focus Friday: Focus on Town Hall – New Faces and Area Transportation Plans Friday, Feb 17th 8:30 am

Town HallThe Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will hear from the three North Mecklenburg Town Managers as well as get a brief report on local planned transportation projects Friday, February 17th 8:30-10 am at the Chamber.

Cornelius Town Manager Anthony Roberts and Davidson Town Manager Jamie Justice will be joined by Interim Huntersville Town Manager Gerry Vincent, who was appointed by the Huntersville Town Board to replace Greg Ferguson, who resigned earlier last month. Vincent, however, is not a new face to town hall, serving as Assistant Manager since 2007. He joins a few others in new positions including Fire Chief Jim Dotoli who took over the department from Chief Larry Irvin who served the Department for forty years. In addition, Jackie Huffman joined the town as Finance Director, having served the Town of Cornelius in that capacity since 2000.

The departure of Huffman saw Julie Niswonger, assuming the role of Finance Director for the Town of Cornelius. The three Town Managers will introduce some of the new faces to their respective Town Hall as well as provide updates for the town.

In addition to the report on town activities, representatives from the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) will be on hand to make a presentation on the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan. This is a significant planning initiative and the CRTPO is seeking feedback from area stakeholders and citizens.

Focus Friday is a public policy program of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce which examines community and legislative issues from multiple perspectives. While intended for chamber of commerce members and community leaders, guests are welcome by RSVP to the Chamber at 704-892-1922. Focus Friday is presented by Novant Health - Huntersville Medical Center and sponsored by Business Today and WSIC 100.7 FM. The program is emceed by Public Policy Chairman Joshua Dobi.

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, with approximately 1,000 business members, represents the Huntersville, Davidson, Cornelius, and greater Lake Norman regional business community.

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