Charlotte LGBT center to host town hall tonight

Meeting open to community for feedback, questions, concerns

by QNotes Staff  Staff Reports  editor@goqnotes.com
Published: December 4, 2013 in News

lgbtcentercharlotteCHARLOTTE, N.C. — The LGBT Community Center of Charlotte will host a community town hall tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m.

“The town hall will be an open forum style meeting with The Board of the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte,” the group said on Facebook. “There will be no agenda. The LGBT Community Center invites all members of the community to participate, and to share your observations, concerns, and voice your opinions.”

It has been reported that Connie Vetter, a local attorney and leader in the LGBT community, will moderate the public discussion.

The center’s town hall follows several commentaries and reports from this publication’s editor, Matt Comer, which he shared on his personal blog last month. Comer has alleged the center’s past and current leadership does not respond to community feedback and has failed to be transparent and accountable. In one instance, Comer found that the center had let its charitable solicitation license from the North Carolina Secretary of State expire last August, two months before the group held its first annual fundraising dinner.

The group says the event is the first of what will become four similar town hall-type of events held each year. They said such meetings “will become a tradition of openness for the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte.”

The meeting will be held at the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte, 2508 N. Davidson St. in Charlotte. A Facebook event page has been set up for more information and to RSVP.