Mecklenburg County is poised to substantially increase funding for its park system, after years of stagnating budgets and staff cuts following the 2008 recession. It could help the county improve its...
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Sydney Idzikowski is the Associate Director of the Charlotte Regional Data Trust (Data Trust), where she works with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community to both share and use data to understand complex community issues and find cross-sector solutions. Sydney holds a Bachelors of Social Work from Warren Wilson College and a Masters in Social Work from UNC-Chapel Hill.
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