2006 to 2014 - County Commissioner

Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, NC

  • Served, with distinction, four terms representing 200,000 constituents in northern Mecklenburg County.
  • Led efforts to investigate and rectify significant errors in county-wide property revaluation, resulting in return of over $100 million to taxpayers.
  • Responsible for oversight of $1.3 billion budget in concert with Board colleagues, County Manager and staff.
  • Held regular neighborhood meetings to maintain positive community relations and understand residents’ viewpoints about important topics.
  • Proposed, debated and enacted Public Policy to achieve important results such as new schools, parks and other infrastructure for local community members.
  • Established positive working relationship with media for optimal coverage of county activities and changes.
  • Built relationships with strategic partners leading to economic development opportunities.