Mecklenburg County ABC Board Distributes Additional Millions to County City and Library in FY 22
MECKLENBURG COUNTY ABC BOARD DISTRIBUTES AN ADDITIONAL $5.2 MILLION TO THE COUNTY, CITY, & LIBRARY FOR FY22
CHARLOTTE - The Mecklenburg County Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board approved an additional distribution of $5,263,158 to Mecklenburg County, City of Charlotte and Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. The board will divide this as an additional $2,500,000 to each the County and City and $263,158 to the Library. This brings the new budgeted total this fiscal year to $22,244,157, an increase of 69.3% over FY21.
“The Mecklenburg County ABC Board is proud to announce this additional commitment as an investment in our customers and the community,” Keva Walton, CEO of the Mecklenburg County ABC Board, said. “Mecklenburg County ABC Spirits customers are co-investors with the Board in ensuring a socially responsible, community-invested presence for Mecklenburg County and its citizens. We are thrilled to announce this commitment as part of celebrating our 75-year legacy of community investment.”
Since inception in 1947, the Mecklenburg County ABC Board has operated solely on the revenue derived from spirit sales in Mecklenburg County. No state or local tax dollars fund ABC operations - however, profits from our sales, return annually to Mecklenburg County (including incorporated towns), the City of Charlotte, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, and area non-profits focused on substance abuse prevention and treatment.
Recently, the Board announced it will provide $1 million in grant awards for FY23 as part of its annual Community Health & Wellness Program. In addition, the Board has increased its commitment by 3% for a total of $3,2364,758 to Anuvia Prevention and Rehabilitation in FY23 distributions for operational funding.
ABOUT MECKLENBURG COUNTY ABC BOARD:
The mission of the Mecklenburg County Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board is to manage the sale of distilled spirits by promoting excellence in customer service, fiscal responsibility, operational effectiveness, compliance with laws that govern the sale and use of alcoholic beverages and creating community partnerships to improve public health and safety. A self-sustaining entity, the Mecklenburg County ABC Board is not a government organization - it is a stand-alone organization formed by state law, independent of the county or city and its operations are completely funded by customer purchases and store profits. For more information, please visit www.meckabc.com.