The Lake Norman Chamber will be discussing the Charlotte Mecklenburg School Bond at the Friday, September 15th Focus Friday. The program, held from 8:30 until 10 am at the Chamber’s Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 West Catawba Avenue in Cornelius, will feature a presentation on the Bond by Charles Jeter, Government Relations Professional with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Joining Jeter is CMS School Board Vice Chair Person Elyse Dashew, who will speak supporting the $922 million bond package and Melinda Bales, Huntersville Town Commissioner and co-chair of the Lake Norman Education Collaborative who will speak against the bond.
If approved by voters in the fall election, the bond would fund 29 projects throughout Mecklenburg County. The bond has been criticized by leaders in North Mecklenburg with two projects slated for District #1: a new elementary school and classroom additions to Mountain Island K-8. The Town of Huntersville approved a resolution opposing the bond at its last Town Board Meeting. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce has not weighed in on the bond package but members of the Board of Directors will be in attendance at Friday’s meeting.
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 Lake Norman 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.