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As a part of the Planning Commission the Planning Committee meets on the third Tuesday of the month to discuss long range policy issues such as area plans and Mandatory Referrals. The Committee makes recommendations concerning land use, urban design, transportation and other policies relevant to the planning process and also reviews and recommends action on capital projects and on acquisition or sale of real property (Mandatory Referrals).

Planning Committee Meeting 3rd Tuesday 5:00 pm


Michael Sullivan
Mr. Michael Sullivan

4113 Commonwealth Ave
Charlotte, NC 28205
Home Phone: 704-737-0215
Work Phone: 704-373-9797

Term Expires: June 30, 2016
Appointed By: County Commission
Raymond Eschert
Mr. Raymond Eschert

11013 Spice Hollow Court
Charlotte, NC 28277
Home: 704-651-1237
Work: 704-651-1237
Term Expires: June 30, 2017
Appointed By: County Commission



  Mr. John Ham

Urban League of Central Carolinas
740 W. Fifth Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-373-2256 Ext. 208
Term Expires: June 30, 2019
Appointed By: County Commission

Karen Labovitz
Ms. Karen Labovitz

1812 Cavendish Court
Charlotte, NC 28211
Home: 704-366-9466
Cell/Work: 704-575-6904
Term Expires: June 30, 2017
Appointed By: City Council


  Ms. Elizabeth McMillan

227 W. Trade Street
Suite 1000
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 980-321-6161
Term Expires: June 30, 2019
Appointed By: City Council

Dionne Nelson
Ms. Dionne Nelson

Laurel Street Residential
511 East Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-561-5235
Term Expires:  June 30, 2019
Appointed By: City Council

  Deborah Ryan
Ms. Deborah Ryan

3519 Blasdell Court
Charlotte, NC 28269
Home: 704-921-7677
Cell: 704-560-8879
Term Expires: June 30, 2018
Appointed By: County Commission


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For more information regarding the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission Members
Please contact:
Cheryl Neely
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department
600 East Fourth Street (8th Floor)
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202