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Charlotte Williams - Councilwoman - Ward 2

Councilwoman Charlotte Williams has lived in Hickory for more than 25 years. She believes Hickory is an amazing place to live, work, and raise her 4 sons. “As we enter our next phase of growth, development, and redevelopment, I want to continue to use my experience and background to help maintain and improve the quality of life for all of us that call Hickory home.”


-    2018 – Present


-    Professor and Associate Dean at Lenoir-Rhyne University, Retired
-    Assistant Commissioner of Planning at City of Chicago
-    Mayoral Liaison for Human and Community Services and Public Safety at City of Chicago


-    Bachelor’s Degree from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
-    Master’s Degree from University of Chicago

Current and Past Boards & Affiliations

-    North Carolina Human Relations Commission
-    Catawba County Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors, President
-    NC Institute for Political Leadership Board of Directors
-    NC Duke Leadership Forum
-    Hickory Playground Theatre Board of Directors
-    Hickory Public Schools Board of Education
-    Catawba County Arts Council Board of Directors
-    Women’s Resource Center
-    Project Potential Board of Directors
-    Cognitive Connections Substance Abuse Program Board of Directors
-    Council of Adolescents Board of Directors
-    Medical Society Alliance Board of Directors

Councilwoman Charlotte Williams
Phone: (828) 302-3205