Mayor Jennifer Roberts, Sen. Joel Ford and Mayor Pro Tem Vi Lyles on LGBTQ rights, police accountability, housing, transit, and the economy and jobs.
Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts has found herself serving her first term in one of the most turbulent times for Charlotte, N.C. As she seeks re-election, she is finding herself fending off serious challengers who hope the political moment, turbulent as it has been, is right to convince citizens that the Queen City needs a new leader.
In December, the Human Rights Campaign North Carolina’s Charlotte gala steering committee sent out an email announcing the 2016 Equality Award winner, “meant to honor individuals and organizations that have furthered the progress of civil rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities.” They would be presented at the annual gala, on Feb. 4, at Le Meridien Charlotte.
Jennifer Roberts was sworn in as Charlotte mayor on Monday night, Dec. 7 in front of a packed house and among great fanfare. Both balconies were full as people watched Roberts become the city’s fifth mayor in less than three years. “I’m truly honored and humbled for the support of so many of you here tonight, and …