2015 Bright Idea
Winners:
Mecklenburg County, NC
2015
Publication:
Innovations in American Government Awards
Jurisdiction:
North Carolina

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, celebrated its sestercentennial in 2013. To commemorate 250 years as a county, an interactive awareness campaign was created that spanned the entire year. The celebration included a dedicated website where residents could share their stories and memories about living in Mecklenburg County, a series of videos called the "Mecklenburg Minute" that showcased important events over the past 250 years narrated by prominent citizens in the county, a commemorative coin, a coloring book for local school children, and celebratory events hosted by community partners.