Past Mayors

Charlotte's Mayors 1960 - Present

Charlotte's growth mushroomed in the 1960s and has continued through today. Not only has the city's population more than doubled during this time period, but Charlotte has also become a national center with close ties to the global economy.

During this time period, major growth in office structures took place in the center city, SouthPark opened a million square foot mall, Douglas Municipal Airport moved to a new terminal and became Charlotte/Douglas International Airport and a new Coliseum opened as host to an NBA Basketball Team.  

Find out what happened during the administration of each of the following Charlotte mayors:

James Saxon Smith 1957-61
Stanford R. Brookshire 1961-69
John M. Belk 1969-77
Kenneth R. Harris 1977-79
H. Edward Knox 1979-83
Harvey B. Gantt 1983-87
Sue Myrick 1987-91
Richard Vinroot 1991-94
Pat McCrory 1995-2009
Anthony Foxx 2009-13
Patsy Kinsey July 1, 2013 to Dec 2, 2013
Patrick D. Cannon Nov 5, 2013 to Mar 26, 2014
Daniel (Dan) Clodfelter April 7, 2014- December 6, 2015