About Us

Leslie Johnson, Deputy County Manager and Acting Director

Leslie Johnson is deputy County manager for Sustainable Communities. She is responsible for providing executive oversight of the Land Use and Environmental Services Agency, which includes Code Enforcement, Air Quality, Solid Waste and Recycling, Water and Land Resources, and Geospatial Information Services (GIS). She also provides executive oversight to Park and Recreation, the Office of Economic Development, and the County’s strategic planning and evaluation initiatives. She is a liaison to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Historic Landmark Commission, and Centralina Regional Council.  

She joined the County in 2001 as director of planning and evaluation. Leslie was promoted to associate general manager in 2011 and deputy County manager in 2014. 

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Meet Our Staff

The Mecklenburg County Office of Economic Development team works seamlessly with our community partners to assist businesses in all aspects of the site selection process. For general questions, you can email us at OED@MeckNC.gov.

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Arkeisha Whitley

Business Manager

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Megan Witt

Program Administration

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Mark A. Stewart

Small Business Concierge

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Fred A. Atiemo

Small Business Lending & Credit Coaching

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Jamila R. Davis

Business Diversity & Inclusion (BDI)

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Shahid Rana

Business Attraction

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Agustin Velasquez

Business Attraction & Existing Industry

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Clay Andrews

Existing Industry

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Monica Grier

Business Diversity & Inclusion (BDI)

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Lorena Gomez

Business Diversity & Inclusion (BDI)

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John L. Walton

Business Diversity & Inclusion (BDI)

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Ellie Festger

Business Diversity & Inclusion

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Janelly Rosales

Business Diversity & Inclusion