Our mission is to lead regional collaboration and spark local action to expand opportunity and improve quality of life. We do this through creative problem solving, innovative service delivery and support to our local governments.

We are Centralina.

Established in 1968, Centralina Regional Council (Centralina) was created to serve the needs of our nine-county region, which includes Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, Lincoln, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly and Union counties. We are governed by a Board of Delegates, comprised of our member governments, and are one of 16 North Carolina regional councils (Centralina is referred to as Region F) authorized by the General Assembly. Regional Councils are public organizations that address regional issues and opportunities by offering a variety of planning, coordination, program management, advocacy and technical assistance services. These services are provided by our departments and affiliates.

Our regional framework offers a neutral platform where local governments from all nine counties can come together and shape area-wide planning. As a champion for the entire region, Centralina looks at creating holistic solutions that benefit communities of all sizes and strengthen our region’s competitive advantage on the national and international stage. To carry out our mission, we work among the regional, community and individual levels.


We provide direct health, aging and workforce services.


We support elected officials, local governments and their staff by providing technical assistance, training and expertise.


We identify opportunities and drive action by facilitating area-wide planning, collaboration and problem-solving across public and private sectors at the regional, state and federal levels.

Defining the Region’s Goals

Today, Centralina is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country and our home is quickly changing. Now more than ever, our region needs to work together to plan for a vibrant future.

To align our efforts, Centralina has defined the top seven goals for our region based on input from our Board of Delegates, regional managers and regional partners. These seven goals reflect the main pillars of our work.

Centralina’s FY22 Workplan provides more detailed information on each of these seven priorities, including specific goals, implementation strategies and services.



Manage cross-jurisdictional collaboration for coordinated regional growth



Expand regional mobility choices and connections



Improve the health and resilience of individuals, communities and our region


Economic Development:

Facilitate business and infrastructure investments in our local communities and regional economy



Provide talent strategies and solutions for a qualified and competitive workforce



Support and champion our local governments



Enhance Centralina’s operations, infrastructure and partnerships

Centralina Board of Delegates

Regionalism could not exist without strong participation and collaboration among our local governments. We rely on 60 elected officials from the region to head our Board of Delegates and work together to advance our region.

The Board of Delegates is responsible for guiding Centralina’s policies and goals. It meets four times a year to approve the Centralina Regional Council budget, oversee our goals and selects officers to serve as chairman, vice-chairman, secretary and treasurer. It also elects members to serve on the Executive Board alongside elected officers. The Executive Board meets six times a year to provide greater leadership to Centralina on a regular basis. For more information about the Board, contact Kelly Weston.

Additional Information:

Audits & Annual Reports


Meeting Agenda & Minutes

Meet the Board


Member Governments

We’re proud to work alongside our member governments and appreciate the unique perspectives and strengths they bring. Centralina is represented by the following members:


Anson County

Cabarrus County

Gaston County

Iredell County

Lincoln County

Mecklenburg County

Stanly County

Union County


City of Albemarle

Town of Ansonville

Town of Badin

City of Belmont

Bessemer City

City of Charlotte

City of Cherryville

Town of Cleveland

City of Concord

Town of Cornelius

Town of Cramerton

Town of Dallas

Town of Davidson

Town of East Spencer

Town of Faith

City of Gastonia

Town of Granite Quarry

Town of Indian Trail

Town of Harrisburg

Town of Huntersville

City of Kannapolis

City of Kings Mountain

Town of Landis

City of Lincolnton

City of Locust

City of Lowell

Town of Marshville

Village of Marvin

Town of Matthews

Town of McAdenville

Town of Midland

Town of Mineral Springs

Town of Mint Hill

Village of Misenheimer

City of Monroe

Town of Mooresville

Town of Morven

City of Mount Holly

Town of Oakboro

Town of Pineville

Town of Ranlo

Town of Richfield

City of Salisbury

Town of Spencer

Town of Stallings

Town of Stanley

City of Statesville

Town of Troutman

Town of Wadesboro

Town of Waxhaw

Town of Wingate

Title VI Assurances

Centralina fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations prohibiting discrimination in all programs and activities.

Centralina hereby gives assurances that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, gender or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity conducted by Centralina regardless of whether those particular programs and activities are federally-funded. It is the responsibility of every employee with Centralina and all Centralina’s external agents to incorporate and implement actions consistent with nondiscrimination in programs.

Centralina also prohibits discrimination against persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) and gives assurances to provide equal access to programs, meetings, publications and activities to individuals with limited English skills.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request and may include translation services, modifications or adjustments to a program, publication or activity to enable an individual with a disability or someone who does not speak English to participate. For more information on Centralina’s Title VI Plan, to request a reasonable accommodation or to file a Title VI related complaint please contact 704-348-2733 or email admin@centralina.org.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

An inclusive workplace is essential to carrying out Centralina’s mission of expanding opportunity and improving quality of life while upholding our core values. Centralina has a responsibility to create and sustain a work environment where employees of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, cultures, religions, gender identities or expressions, sexual orientations, ages, neurodiversities and physical abilities feel safe, respected and empowered to bring their unique identities to work. We welcome the contributions these differences offer and recognize that having an array of perspectives fosters creativity and innovation.  

To promote diversity, equity and inclusion within our organization, Centralina commits to: 

·         Providing ongoing training and resources on cultural competency and overcoming personal biases  

·         Zero tolerance for harassment of any kind 

·         Resolving conflicts and addressing grievances expediently and effectively 

·         Ensuring equity in hiring, advancement and salary setting practices 

·         Regularly reviewing and assessing the organization’s cultural inclusivity and sensitivity 

Read our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion workplan.