James Mitchell Jr., a Democrat, was elected in 1999 and is currently serving his sixth term on Council.
Council Member Mitchell is the Chair of the Economic Development Committee, the Vice-Chair of the Housing and Neighborhood Development Committee and a member of the Restructuring Government Committee. He is the Council Representative to the Visitors Advisory Committee, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership and Charlotte Regional Partnership Board.
He is employed as managing director for Integrated Capital for Strategies (ICS) LLC.
Mitchell has held several leadership roles within the National League of Cities (NLC) and currently serves as president. He is the former chairman of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Foundation, former president of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO), a board member of the NLC Leadership Training Council, NLC Institute of Youth, Education, and Family. He is the past president of the North Carolina Black Elected Municipals Officials (NCBEMO) and served on the board of the North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM).
His local activities include the following:
- Police Activities League, board member
- Right Moves for Youth Advisory Council, board member
- North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs (NC-CAP), board member
- East Stonewall AME Zion Church, stewards board
He is a graduate of the following leadership programs:
- Harvard Kennedy School Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government
- North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership
- Leadership Charlotte
- Focus on Leadership
He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from North Carolina Central after graduating from West Charlotte Senior High School. He pledged the Tau Psi Chapter of Omega Psi Fraternity, Inc.
He is blessed with two wonderful daughters, Kayla and Nicole.
Contact James Mitchell Jr.
Charlotte City Council Office
600 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
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