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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Poyner Spruill is pleased to announce Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles has appointed firm attorney Tara Bright to the city’s Privatization/Competition Advisory Committee (PCAC). She will serve a two-year term.

Established by the Charlotte City Council in 1993, the PCAC monitors the progress of the city in implementing services contracting and asset management, recommending services and assets to be considered for competition and privatization and advising on ways to improve current contracted services with service delivery problems. The 11-member committee advises both the city council and city manager and can review the existing legal system for contracting and may develop and recommend local legislation to make modifications.

The PCAC also assists and advises the city on issues in implementing the goals and processes of the city council for services contracting and asset management, including review of requests for proposal, cost comparison methodologies, bid processes, etc. The committee also provides a resource regarding concerns about the fairness of any bidding processes, and as a result, may be asked to review bid proceedings and hear grievances from parties involved.

Bright represents businesses, corporations, governmental entities, and individuals in a variety of litigation matters and commercial disputes. Tara has extensive experience in conducting pre-trial litigation, settlement conferences, jury trials, and in advising her clients of tailored and strategic litigation plans that serve their long-term business and financial interests.

“I’m enthusiastic about the opportunity to meaningfully serve my community in this manner,” said Bright, who participated in her first PCAC meeting on Thursday, March 11th. “Public Service has always been an important tenement throughout my professional and personal life, and I’d like to thank Mayor Lyles for the chance to work with the other committee members and city management to positively impact the community in furtherance of the City’s mission.”

Poyner Spruill attorney J.M. Durnovich was recently reappointed by Mayor Lyles to continue serving as a member of the PCAC as well.

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