Meet the Council

Carlenia Ivory, district 2 representative


On July 24, 2017, Council Member Ivory was unanimously selected by the Charlotte City Council to fill the District 2 seat vacated by Council Member Al Austin.

Ivory graduated with a BA in Psychology from Johnson C. Smith University in 1972. Following graduation, Ivory joined Eastern Airlines. During her tenure, she was supervisor of reservations, human resources manager and finished her career as manager of reservation and sales. She joined Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools in 1992 as a family & community services specialist.

Ivory is known throughout Charlotte for her volunteerism and community activism. Ivory secured $250,000 from the Junior League of Charlotte to develop initiatives to make education a top priority in the Double Oaks community. Ivory also led efforts to raise funds for the construction of Oaklawn Recreation Center, now renamed the Ivory-Baker Recreation Center.

Ivory is a recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Keeper of the Dream Award and Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award – one of the highest honors given by the state of North Carolina – for her efforts to improve education and promote family involvement in schools. 

Ivory was married to the late Titus L. Ivory Sr. and has four children and nine grandchildren.


​Carlenia Ivory participates in the following mayor-appointed council committees:

 About district 2

​District 2 is physically located in the northern area of the city and includes the Central Business District and neighborhoods such as Third and Fourth Wards, Wesley Heights and many others. 

district 2 map (please note this is a large file and may take a while to load)​