City Council Committees

Mayor Vi Lyles and Charlotte City Council have assembled the Community Recovery Task Force to support families and businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic and help plan for recovery. The task force will focus on three specific areas: Small Business, Housing, and the Airport. Task force objectives include:

  • Anticipating and planning for Charlotte's post-recovery challenges

  • Listening to the community regarding the challenges people are facing as they navigate a new working and living environment

  • Developing recommendations for how Charlotte, specifically city government, can pivot to support changes needed as a result of the pandemic

  • Providing residents with a long-term vision for a healthy, stable economic and civic environment

Mayor Lyles and Mayor Pro Tem Julie Eiselt will lead the task force and develop the final community report. Each Recovery task force area includes four city council members and seven sector leaders.

Each meeting will be broadcast on the Gov Channel and Gov Channel online, and livestreamed to Facebook and YouTube. A playlist of previous Task Force meetings is available on YouTube.

Small Business Task Force Group

Next meeting: Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

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City Council Members

Airport Task Force Group

The Airport Task Force Group has no upcoming meetings. 

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City Council Members

Sector Leaders

  • Seth Bennett, Senior vice president of consumer engagement, Charlotte Hornets

  • Rachel Geathers, CEO, Geathers Enterprises, Inc.

  • Lucia Zapata Griffith, Owner and president of Metro Landmarks

  • Dennis Harris, Former airline pilot and former president of the North Carolina Airline Pilots Association

  • Yolanda Johnson, Co-founder and CEO, SB&J Enterprises Foundation

  • Erin King Sweeney, Aviation attorney, president of King Sweeney Strategies LLC

  • Robert Stolz, Former CEO Sunbury Capital, Former chair of NC Economic Development Board

Housing Task Force Group

Next meeting: Thursday, July 30, noon to 1:30 p.m.

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City Council Members

Malcolm Graham
Braxton Winston​
Renee’ Johnson
Larken Egleston

Sector Leaders

  • Lee Cochran Senior Vice President Laurel Street Residential

  • Fred Dodson Executive Vice President The Housing Partnership

  • T. Anthony Lindsey Commissioner, NC Real Estate Commission Caldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

  • Connie Staudinger Executive Vice President Horizon Development Properties/ Inlivian

  • Pamela Wideman Director Housing & Neighborhood Services

  • Kathy Cummings Senior Vice President Homeownership Solutions & Affordable Housing Programs Bank of America

  • Kim Graham Executive Director Greater Charlotte Apartment Association

  • Deronda Metz Director of Social Services Salvation Army Center of Hope Shelter


Housing Task Force Briefing Materials July 30, 2020

Work Plan Task 4 Final Recommendations July 30, 2020

Work Plan Task 5 Homelessness July 30, 2020

Reentry Equitable Access to Housing Presentation July 30, 2020

True Homes Presentation July 30, 2020

Task 3 – Evictions Final Recommendations July 23, 2020

Task 4 – Regulatory & Legislative Tools July 23, 2020

Work Plan Task 2: Final Recommendations Presentation June 25 2020

Work Plan Task 3: Evictions Presentation June 25 2020

Work Plan Task 2 Recommendations Presentation June 18 2020

Small Business Workforce Presentation June 18 2020

Emergency Rent Assistance Presentation June 18 2020

LISC Presentation June 11 2020

Amended Task 2 Work Plan June 11 2020

Briefing Materials June 11 2020

Work Plan Task 1 Final Recommendations June 4 2020

United Way COVID 19 Response Fund Presentation June 4 2020

Housing Task Force Briefing Materials May 28 2020

Work Plan Task 1 Recommendations May 28 2020

Work Plan Task 2 Financial Assistance May 28 2020

INLIVIAN HCV Program Enchancements May 28 2020

Measurement of Affordable Housing Presentation May 28 2020

Dispute Settlement Process Address Court Backlog Presentation May 28 2020

Housing Task Force Meeting Briefing Materials May 21, 2020

Habitat for Humanity Presentation May 21, 2020

Equitable Communities Presentation May 21, 2020

Task Force Work Plan Item 1 Presentation May 14, 2020

Housing Task Force Meeting Briefing Materials May 14, 2020

Community Relations Dipsute Settlement Program May 14, 2020

Housing Taskforce Work Plan Adopted May 7, 2020

Mecklenburg County Homesless Services Presentation April 30, 2020

NC Dept of Justice Briefing Materials April 30, 2020

Housing Task Force Introduction Presentation April 23, 2020

Housing Task Force Reading Material April 23, 2020

Housing Charlotte Framework Presentation April 23, 2020

United Way COVID19 Response Fund Presentation April 23, 2020