CLT250: Celebrate Charlotte’s Birthday on Dec. 3


On December 3, 1768, Charlotte was officially incorporated. “Charlotte-Towne” was named after Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg, and to celebrate its 250th birthday, the city will host a celebration on Dec. 3 at the Square on Trade and Tryon as part of #CLT250’s “Charlotte Takes the Cake” Day. Learn more about this event and #CLT250, including “On this Day in History” and “CLT250 Trivia” at

As part of the celebration, the City will be hosting:

  • 2018 Resident Survey
    The City of Charlotte is conducting a survey to better understand our residents, what they value, and how we are delivering on expectations for city services. They want to hear from you! Please tell them what you care about and how we can make this an even better community for all residents to live, work, play and visit. Give your feedback here.
  • Beautification Grant Letters of Intent Due 11/8
    Did you know that Keep Charlotte Beautiful awards up to $5,000 for community beautification projects each year? This competitive Beautification Grant is open to neighborhoods, businesses, nonprofits, schools, and individuals citywide. Projects should focus on litter prevention, waste reduction and recycling, beautification, and/or community greening. Letters of intent must be submitted to by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 18. For additional details on eligible projects, please visit or call (704) 432-4802.
  • Out of School Time Request for Proposals
    Housing & Neighborhood Services is now seeking proposals from qualified organizations to provide high-quality, out of school time enrichment programs to students in low-income families. Proposals are due December 7 at 2 p.m. For more information, click here.
  • Charlotte Career Discovery Day: Call for Volunteers
    Our Youth Programs team is looking for volunteers to help with the Charlotte Career Discovery Day, where 2,000+ high school students have the chance to explore different career paths through hands-on activities! Approximately 60 volunteers are needed for this event. Learn more and register to volunteer here.
  • Emergency Home Repair
    It’s starting to get colder outside, and many of our neighbors can’t afford to fix the housing conditions that are an immediate health or safety threat in their homes. The City operates a Safe Home Emergency Repair Program that provides grants to low-income homeowners who are either elderly, disabled or have a custodial child under the age of six living there and face an immediate threat due to a home system failure. Conditions could include a heating system failure, plumbing repairs, electrical repairs, roof repairs, urgent accessibility, and others. Click here to learn more about the Emergency Home Repair program.

Happy birthday Charlotte!