Unified Development Ordinance Advisory Committee (OAC)

The Ordinance Advisory Committee (OAC) is volunteer committee of neighborhoods, environmental groups, designers and development professionals. The committee, with a wide range of expertise, reviews elements of the UDO to help our team decide how to best include them in the draft.

The OAC typically meets once or twice each month. Currently, the OAC meets on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. via Zoom. Attendance at OAC meetings is limited to committee members, City staff and officials. Meetings are not broadcast live, but the recording of each meeting is available here within 5-7 business days.

Watch OAC Meetings

Watch: Members of our OAC share why the UDO is important

OAC Membership

The OAC is made up of representatives from neighborhood, advocacy, development and design groups. OAC members include:

  • Key Ardrey Key Carolina Homes
  • John Carmichael Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson
  • Ellen Citarella Dilworth Community Association (District 1)
  • Warren Cooksey Former Planning Commissioner
  • Derek E. Dittner Barclay Downs HOA (District 6)
  • Nate Doolittle LandDesign
  • Bobby Drakeford The Drakeford Company
  • Rebecca Fant, AIA Southpark Association of Neighborhoods (SPAN) (District 6)
  • Walter Fields, III, AICP Walter Fields Group, Inc.
  • Melissa Gaston Community Benefits Coalition
  • Brent Gilroy Stonehaven (District 6)
  • Thomas H. Haapapuro, PLA Design Resource Group
  • Tobe Holmes University City Partners
  • Tiffany Hughes Oaklawn Park (District 2)
  • Jarrod Jones West Charlotte – Northwood Park (District 2)
  • Matt Langston, PLA, FASLA Landworks Design Group, PA
  • Terry Landsdell Bike Walk North Carolina
  • Tony Lathrop, (Chair) Former Planning Commission Chair
  • Brittany N. Lins, Esq. Alexander Ricks PLLC
  • Kyle Luebke Enderly Park (District 3)
  • Keith MacVean Moore & Van Allen
  • Michelle Manns Greater Charlotte Apartment Association
  • Theresa McDonald Derita Statesville Road Community Organization (District 4)
  • Jim Merrifield MPV Properties
  • Jon L. Morris Beacon Partners
  • Cheryl Myers Charlotte Center City Partners
  • Rob Nanfelt Real Estate & Building Industry Coalition (REBIC)
  • Marjorie Parker Hidden Valley (District 4)
  • Ismaail Qaiyim Charlotte Housing Justice Coalition
  • Richard Saltrick Former Stormwater Advisory Committee Member
  • Clayton Sealey CLT Development LLC
  • David Walters, RIBA UNC Charlotte
  • Jennifer Wasp Medford Acres (District 5)
  • Dave Wiggins Steele Creek (District 3)
  • Dick Winters Public Health Advocate
  • Eric Zaverl Sustain Charlotte