Divisions & Contacts

​Public Service and Communications

The first contact for citizens calling the Charlotte Department of Transportation is with the Public Service and Communications Division. The division is made up of 11 employees working in four sections - Customer Service, Field Services, Special Programs and Communications and Graphics. The mission of the division is to ensure efficient mobility, a safe road environment and quality of life by educating to shape driver behavior, providing safety treatments and working collaboratively with others. The division is responsible for a number of programs and services:

  • ADA Coordination
  • Block Parties
  • City Council/City Manager Response Coordination
  • Community Engagement
  • Curb Lane Management Study
  • Decorative Sign Banner Applications
  • Internal and External Communications
  • Neighborhood Traffic Management (Traffic Calming)
  • Off Duty Police Officer Permitting
  • Park It!
  • Right-of-Way Hazard Removal
  • School Zones
  • Speed Humps
  • Street Name Changes
  • Streetlights

Customer Service
The Customer Service Section is responsible for handling citizen inquiries, including logging, tracking and assisting in their resolution. If necessary, the Customer Service Section will assign the inquiry to a field investigator or to a traffic engineer. The Customer Service Section is also responsible for citizen reception.

Field Services  
The Field Services Section is responsible for making field investigations of citizen inquiries, coordinating citizen petition processes, coordinating engineering reviews and developing work orders to resolve inquiries. The section also administers the street lighting program.

Special Programs  
The Special Programs Section is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Park It! program. Responsibilities include contract administration, budgeting and customer service for the City's on-street parking program.

Communications & Graphics

  • Executes and manages the department's day-to-day communication and marketing plan.
  • Develops a positive image of the department and each of its divisions, sections and programs with City Council, the public and business community.
  • Coordinates and promotes public involvement and community input for departmental programs and current and upcoming projects.
  • Prepares news releases for distribution to representatives of the media.
  • Designs brochures and other informative material for distribution to the public.
  • Provides day-to-day support to the department's website.


Public Service & Communications Division Manager
Kathy Dennis 704-336-7527     

Public Relations Manager
Tamara Blue   704-336-3894

Customer Relations Representative
 Essence Dent-Bey    704-432-5177

Customer Relations Liaison
Kayla Losh​-  704-336-8325

Communications and Marketing Specialist
Elizabeth Sanborn​-  704-336-3902​

Media Relations and Strategic Communications Specialist
Scierra Bratton​-  704-336-3902​

Field Services Manager
Will Wigg  704-336-6709 

Field Investigators - By Territory

Field Investigators Map

Jennifer K. House -  West (yellow on map) 


Angie Ivey - North/ Northeast (pink on map)


Brandon Ray - South/ Southeast (green on map)

Streetlight Coordinator​​​

Candace Inge     704-336-3932

ParkIt! Manager

Allison Naftel   704-336-3922

ADA Coordinator
Tracy Van Tassell    704-336-4923 ​