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Meet the staff

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations is made up of five divisions: Administration, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Program, Community Affairs, Dispute Settlement and Fair Housing. Each division works to advance the mission to empower, collaborate, engage and promote opportunities to create positive outcomes throughout the community.

Staff works closely with the Community Relations Committee, a 45-member team of professionals and volunteers who provide counsel to the Community Relations department and serve as civil rights and human relations advocates.

Community Relations Management Team

Willie Ratchford, Executive Director

Terry Bradley, Deputy Director and City of Charlotte ADA Coordinator

Traci Ethridge, Community Relations Division Manager

Mary Williams, Dispute Settlement Program Manager

Gwenarda Miller, Community Relations Administrator/ Interim Fair Housing Manager

Community Relations Staff

Patricia Amaniampong - Administrative Officer IV

Lezlie Briggs - Community Relations Specialist

Maura Chavez - Community Coordinator

Ryan Emmanuel - Community Coordinator

Lisa Forde - Community Relations Specialist

Sue Green - Administrative Officer I

Cheryl Harp - Community Relations Specialist

Sara "Sally" Horne - Community Relations Specialist

Rhonda Jackson - Community Relations Specialist

Luis Matta - Community Relations Specialist

Donna Murrell - Community Relations Specialist/ Supervisor

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Police Review

Housing Discrimination

Dispute Settlement Program

Americans with Disability Act