South Charlotte Partners

Summary 

South Charlotte Partners, Inc. is a new organization created to be a unified voice for the interests of South Charlotte.


It includes a board of community, business and development leaders working to establish this organization for the benefit of the area. 


Regular updates regarding South Charlotte Partners will be provided during Ballantyne Breakfast Club meetings and via email. Stay tuned!


Mission 

To be a unified voice for the interests of South Charlotte by collaborating, strategizing, and advocating for the best interest of the region. 


Vision

To promote and maintain the area's quality of life as being a premier destination to live, work, and play.


Areas of Interest

Planning/Zoning

Transportation

Education

Community Safety

Parks & Recreation

Neighborhoods

Cultural Facilities

Utilities

Board Members

Ray Eschert, Chair

Wil Brooks, Vice Chair

Greg Duckworth

David Huss

Karla Knotts

Tim Morgan

Victoria Nwasike

Vinay Patel

Stephen Rosenburgh

News

South Charlotte Partners in Ballantyne Magazine

The formation of South Charlotte Partners as an advocacy group for the area was highlighted in the Ballantyne Magazine's Spring 2018 Issue


Find more information about the magazine HERE

Charlotte Observer Article on South Charlotte Partners

In the Sunday paper on June 10, 2018, the Charlotte Observer featured South Charlotte Partners, Inc. in an article highlighting the organization's effort to advocate for the interests of the area (roads, funding, etc.).


In the article, South Charlotte Partners board members and Ballantyne Breakfast Club leaders Ray Eschert, Victoria Nwasike and Tim Morgan explain why more support is the needed as the area continues to grow.


Find a link to the full article HERE:

SCP Advocating for More Infrastructure and Funding

On June 11, 2018, South Charlotte Partners board members (Ray Eschert, Victoria Nwasike, Tim Morgan, and Stephen Rosenburgh) and Dist. 7 Councilmember Ed Driggs met with Charlotte City Manager Marcus Jones to discuss greater support for infrastructure and funding in South Charlotte.


During the meeting, Charlotte City Attorney Bob Hagemann also discussed requirements for forming a Municipal Service District with the group.

SCP Speaks at City Council Meeting about Funding

On June 11, 2018, South Charlotte Partners Chair Ray Eschert addressed Charlotte City Council and read a letter on behalf of the organization to show appreciation for the $25 million allocated to South Charlotte projects in the FY19 budget.


Ray also expressed the importance of future support and funding for the area as it continues to expand and contributes to the economic growth of Charlotte.

SCP Speaks at CRTPO Meeting about Transportation Projects

On June 20, 2018, South Charlotte Partners Chair Ray Eschert addressed board members for the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) and read two letters he drafted on behalf of SCP.


The first letter was sent to Gov. Cooper on May 20th regarding the status of the I-485 Project which will bring road improvements in the South Charlotte area at an estimated cost of $203 million dollars. The N.C. Turnpike Authority sent a response letter back to SCP.


The second letter was sent to CRTPO in support of the Lancaster Highway/Johnston Rd. widening project for the 2020-2029 Transportation Improvement Plan.

SCP Featured in Charlotte Business Journal Article

On June 20, 2018, South Charlotte Partners was featured in an Charlotte Business Journal article highlighting SCP's letter to Gov. Cooper regarding the I-485 project and a subsequent meeting with Beau Memory, Director of the North Carolina Turnpike Authority.

Check out the article HERE

SCP Featured in Charlotte Weekly Article

Special Thanks to South Charlotte Weekly for highlighting the Ballantyne Breakfast Club  and South Charlotte Partners in their June 29, 2018 Issue.


In the article, Ray Eschert,  Victoria Nwasike and Tim Morgan detailed the organizations' efforts to engage with the community and advocate for the area.


Check out the article HERE

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