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It's nice to meet you. 

Center City is our community commons. Read Charlotte Center City Partners committment to anti-racism here. 

Get to know us. 

Dr. Philip Otienoburu

Senior Vice President of Community Development

Allison Mills

South End Project Manager

Brianna Bowers

South End Marketing Coordinator

How Do We Work?

The South End Municipal Services District is administered by Charlotte Center City Partners, by an annual contract with the City of Charlotte.

Budget and annual program of work are governed by the Board of Directors of Charlotte Center City Partners, and by the South End Committee of the Board.

South End Board Committee

  • Lauren Harkey, Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy, Chair
  • Alyson Davis, Craft Growler Shop and Lincoln Street Kitchen + Cocktails
  • Dr. Arpita Patel, Blooming Smiles Dentistry
  • Erin Shaw, Beacon Partners
  • Brad Wallace, EY
  • Brooks Whiteside, Whiteside Industrial Properties
  • Collin Ricks, The Durban Group
  • DeAnna Allen, Brown Sugar Collab, Coterie Concept
  • Debbie Williams, Brookhill Community Association
  • Erik Johnson, Whitepoint Partners
  • Erin Shaw, Beacon Partners 
  • Grayson Hawkins, Wilmore Neighborhood Association, ex-officio
  • Josh Patton, Wooden Robot, Elsewhere
  • Ketan Patel, Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop
  • Lyle Darnall, EDENS
  • Lynn Neal, Resident
  • Dr. Mark Holoman, Foundry Commercial
  • Phil Sanford, Resident
  • Rachel Russell Krenz, Ram Realty
  • Randy Alexander, Lowe's Home Improvement
  • Sam Judd, Asana Partners
  • Steve Allen, Resident
  • Toni Sawhney, Holiday Inn Express & Suites
  • Valerie Preston, President of Dilworth Community Development Association
  • Will Smith, Camden Property Trust

About Charlotte Center City Partners

Charlotte Center City Partners (CCCP) is a non-profit organization focused on making our downtown and surrounding neighborhoods great places to live, work, and visit. South End is supported by the professional services of Center City Partners. The organization has existed since the 1980s and has provided services to South End since 2006.

Our role is to work with neighbors, public agencies and private partners to fulfill the community vision for South End: a place that is people-first, walkable, urban, vibrant, built along light rail transit, and fueled by the energy and innovation of diverse and creative people.

Our services for the district include communications, marketing and promotion of the neighborhood, producing special events and programs, advocacy, economic development, and management of some public spaces, especially along the Rail Trail.

For more information on CCCP, visit

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