Citizen Advisory Committee on Governance

Mayor Vi Lyles and Mayor Pro Tem Julie Eiselt have formed an ad hoc Citizen Advisory Committee on Governance to review the current structure of the Charlotte City Council and make recommendations regarding term lengths, methods of implementation for proposed changes and related compensation.

The committee will propose policy guidelines and principles for City Council to consider given the results the 2020 Census data.

The committee will use feedback from the community to help inform its recommendations to council. Complete the Citizen Advisory Committee on Governance Survey to share your input. 


Meeting schedule:

Watch the July 23, 2020, meeting on YouTube

Upcoming meetings will be streamed on the GovChannel and YouTube.

  • June 25, 2020; 4 – 5:30 p.m.

  • July 23, 2020; 4 – 5:30 p.m.

  • August 20, 2020; 4 – 5:30 p.m.

  • September 3, 2020; 4 – 5:30 p.m.

  • September 17, 2020; 4 – 5:30 p.m.

  • October 1, 2020; 4 – 5:30 p.m.

  • October 15, 2020; 4 – 5:30 p.m.


Committee Members

  • Co-Chair Cyndee Patterson, Lynwood Foundation

  • Co-Chair Amy Peacock, VirtualAthlete and Joe Martin ALS Foundation

  • Kristen Conner, Keller Williams SouthPark

  • Mimi Davis, Retired Teacher

  • Christy Long, Wells Fargo

  • Brandon Pierce, Coca-Cola Consolidated – Culture & Stewardship

  • Rick Pfeiffer, Retired Human Resources Executive

  • Cecy Ramirez, Hispanic Community Leader

  • Janice Robinson, Cabarrus College

  • Rev. Eleanor Norman Shell, Presbytery of Charlotte and Non-profit Consultant

  • Sam Smith, United Way of Central Carolinas

  • Peter Smolowitz, Eric Mower + Associates

  • Liz Winer, Winer Family Foundation