Meet the Council

Larken Egleston, district 1 representative

Council member Larken Egleston​​Larken Egleston, a democrat, was elected in 2017 as the district 1 representative and is serving his first term on council.

Egleston represents Republic National Distributing Company as  a brand ambassador for Western North Carolina. He has also written for local publications including the Charlotte Observer, Elevate Magazine and Creative Loafing.

Egleston serves on the North Carolina advisory committee for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, serves as an advisory board member for Central Piedmont Community College's Culinary Arts program and is a volunteer firefighter for the Long Creek Volunteer Fire Department. He previously served as a member of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Carolinas Chapter Board of Directors. Egleston was also chair of City Council's Charlotte International Cabinet and vice chair of the Charlotte/Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission. Egleston served as a delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Egleston received an associate degree from Johnson & Wales University and a bachelor's degree from Appalachian State University.

​​Larken Egleston town hall meeting

District 1 Historic Preservation: Past, Present and Future

​Date, May 19, 2018
Noon 2 p.m. 
Location: Midwood International & Cultural Center
Address: 1817 Central Avenue,
Charlotte, N.C. 28205

City leaders and stakeholders will join Council Member Larken Egleston for a conversation on preserving Charlotte’s historic neighborhoods while planning for future growth.

Participants include:

  • Taiwo Jaiyeoba, planning director
  • Dan Morrill, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission
  • David Erdman, attorney-historian-author, Erdman and Hockfield LLP
  • Dr. Tom Hanchett, community historian
  • John Howard, planning manager, Charlotte Historic District Commission
  • Mary Newsom, Charlotte Museum of History/UNC Charlotte Urban Institute

To RSVP, contact Amanda Burch at 704-336-2064 or email​

Larken Egleston
Council member, district 1
600 East Fourth St
Charlotte, NC 28202


​​Larken Egleston participates in the following mayor-appointed council committees:​

 About district 1

​District 1  is physically located in the southeastern part of the city near the central business district. It includes neighborhoods such as  Dilworth, Plaza-Midwood, Grier Heights, Freedom Park, Myers Park, Eastover, Elizabeth, Chantilly and Windsor Park.

district 1​​ online tool

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