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City of Charlotte

600 East Fourth Street, , Charlotte, NC, 28202, US



Neighborhood Board Retreat
February 18, 2023, 8 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The City of Charlotte's Housing & Neighborhood Services (HNS) board retreats help neighborhood and business associations assess the current state of their community, identify and prioritize strategic goals, create action plans and improve quality of life in Charlotte’s neighborhoods. 

The retreat is free and open to all neighborhood organizations and business or merchant associations in Charlotte's city limits. In addition to current board members, participating organizations are encouraged to invite neighbors, business owners, school representatives and nonprofit partners that may help them achieve their goals. Each organization must have a minimum of 5 participants (8 participants maximum).

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Free parking will be available in close proximity to the building.

Neighborhood Board Retreat attendees will receive:

  • A customized Quality of Life Explorer report 
  • Networking and idea sharing with other community leaders
  • Guidance with planning yearly goals and board priorities 
  • Idea development with trained, experienced facilitators 
  • Expert support from staff and community resources 
  • A credit of up to $1,500 toward volunteer hours required for the Neighborhood Matching Grant (eligible neighborhoods only) 

Capacity is limited. Applicants will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to first-time attendees. Geographic diversity is encouraged.

Steps for participation:

1. Complete the registration form.

2. Neighborhood organizations will be eligible for consideration once at least FIVE (5) participants from the organization are registered. All participants listed will be contacted to confirm their willingness to participate in the retreat. For-profit businesses and non-profit organizations not formally associated with a specific neighborhood are ineligible to attend.    

3. The deadline to apply for the retreat is December 9.

4. If approved, you will receive a confirmation of approval to attend from City staff.

If you do not receive an email confirmation within 48 business hours acknowledging receipt of your application, please contact or call 704-353-1778 for assistance.

Full Name

Full Address

Which is your role within your neighborhood organization or business/merchant association?

Optional map upload (limit: 250MB)

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What do you perceive as your organization's biggest challenges? Select up to 3 choices.

In order to be eligible to attend the Retreat, organizations must have at least five (5) participants. Members are encouraged to self-register. However, if you would prefer to register other members of your group, please provide their:

  1. Full name
  2. Email address 
  3. Phone number

Please be sure to confirm participant interest and availability. 

If you have more than five (5) participants, please email that information to


Participant 2 (do not list yourself)

Participant 3

Participant 4

Participant 5

Neighborhood Organization Contact List (NOCL): The NOCL is a subscription list used to inform community leaders about opportunities, public meetings and projects that may impact their neighborhoods. Contact information for Primary Contacts will be displayed on the NOCL website. If you would like to subscribe to the NOCL, please register using this form