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

Northeast Corridor Joint Town Hall

​Aug. 18, 2018
10 a.m. - noon 
Location: Sugar Creek Recreation Center
Address: 943 W. Sugar Creek Road,
Charlotte, N.C. 28213

Council Members Egleston, Newton and Phipps will join Housing & Neighborhood Services, Planning Design & Development and Transportation staff to discuss upcoming projects and development in Charlotte’s Northeast Corridor.

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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