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I am a native son of Charlotte, welcoming all who visit, and embracing all who call Charlotte HOME.
I continue to actively serve within the community and organizations, visiting our city’s diverse neighborhoods and residents, observing and listening. I am involved with City of Charlotte Town Hall Meetings, active community groups, homeowner associations and city-wide organizations. My team and I visit churches around our city, reaching out and listening to their concerns and questions.
I am honored to be involved with civic organizations as a Rotarian (Charlotte Uptown Club), and in touch with citizens encompassing all four corners of the City of Charlotte through a variety of clubs, organizations, forums cultural chambers and neighborhood associations like the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum, Black Political Caucus of Mecklenburg County, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte, Don Reid’s Thursday Morning Breakfast Meeting, Friday Mornings Coffee at Ballantyne, and the quarterly Ballantyne Breakfast Club meeting.
I am focused on the public safety needs for Charlotteans, as this is my first priority. I have completed the CMPD Citizen’s Academy, the inaugural CMPD Transparency Workshop, and participating as a panelist on community safety forums. I regularly attends forums across the City, including “No Place for Hate” at the Jewish Community Center held in March 2017, the NAACP Political Forum, The Latin American Chamber Of Commerce.
We are a community. We are Charlotte.
We are a collaboration of people of different races, of diverse socio-economic backgrounds and religious beliefs who love Charlotte. We have joined together to inspire Charlotteans to believe Charlotte is the Queen City, the Crown Jewel of the South.
My charge and priority as your City Councilman At-Large is to place an emphasis on:
I am here to ACT for you, being
Accountable Consistent and Trustworthy
Volunteering is a great step to become more involved in our City and her future. Within our campaign we meet, we talk, we share ideas, and we respectfully debate those ideas where we don’t agree.We come to a consensus. This is the process of good governance.
This is how local government, a body like City Council should operate. I ask every person who wants to volunteer, “Why”? Explanations are numerous, but the common thread is that they each want to learn. People see me as someone who truly cares about our city and our community. I am someone with a servant heart, not just someone who wants to “get elected”.
Place your family and your work first, then consider volunteering with our campaign. We work hard, and we laugh. If you are interested, please email me directly using the "Contact Us" form below:
Candidate John Powell and Toneia Powell
Kenny Smith, City of Charlotte District 6, 2017 Candidate – Mayor of Charlotte NC