About CLT250

Charlotte's 250th anniversary (CLT250) is a time to recognize our history, commemorate our spirit of independence and celebrate our future and continued growth.

CLT250, presented by Atrium Health, will run from July 2018 through May 2019.

Recognizing the past - Over the course of the year, we will look back at the people, ideas and events that have had a meaningful impact on our city and share inspirational stories of how our independence, ingenuity and resiliency have made us the strong and innovative community we are today.

Understanding the present - We will celebrate our city's energy, growth and success while better understanding the real challenges we have yet to solve. Collaboration and compassion have been a constant thread in our history and will play a role in creating meaningful opportunity for all of our citizens.

Imagining the future - Most important, CLT250 will be about looking ahead at who and what we want to be as a city, unfolding an exciting, inclusive and equitable future for all who call Charlotte home.

CLT250 Leadership

Bishop Claude Alexander

Senior Pastor, The Park

Jennifer Appleby

President & CEO, Wray Ward

Robert Bush

CEO, Arts & Science Council

Dr. Alisahah Cole

System Medical Director - Community Health, Atrium Health

Rev. Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown

Chief Community Wellness & Health Equity Executive, Novant Health

Marcus Jones

City Manager, City of Charlotte

Lee Keesler

CEO, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Michael Marsicano

CEO, Foundation For The Carolinas

Tom Murray


Grace Nystrum

Enterprise Business & Community Engagement Strategic Marketing Executive, Bank of America

Carlos Sanchez

Vice President, AT&T

Michael J. Smith

CEO, Charlotte Center City Partners

Charles Thomas

Program Director, Charlotte, The Knight Foundation

Darrel Williams

Principal and Founding Partner, Neighboring Concepts

Lloyd Yates

EVP, Customer and Delivery Operations and President - Carolinas Region, Duke Energy

Lois Ingland

VP, Community & Civic Engagement, Atrium Health

Sonja Gantt

Executive Director, CMS Foundation

Lori Henkel

Charlotte Market Executive, Bank of America

Presented by Atrium Health

Corporate Sponsors