Nicole Storey, Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning

Presentation Title: Sustainability Through Informed Community Engagement

Nicole Storey is the Neighborhood & Community Partnerships Manager for the City of Charlotte, NC.  She has worked for more than 16 years promoting responsible development, appropriate land-use regulation, sustainable behaviors and increased quality of life for communities and their residents within the Southeastern United States.   Her experience spans public, private and non-profit sectors where she has worked as a senior land-use planner, advisor, zoning consultant and community activist.   

Ms. Storey currently manages neighborhood and community sustainability programs for the City of Charlotte, NC.  Intended to educate, build capacity, develop resources and promote the successes of neighborhoods and community leaders within the City, this portfolio of innovative tools and programs includes Neighborhood Matching Grants, Keep Charlotte Beautiful, NeighborWoods, Community Leadership Awards, the Neighborhood Energy Challenge, Commercial Building Retrofit Program, Neighborhood & School Partnerships and Neighborhood Board Retreats.    

Ms. Storey serves as a resource between the community and municipal departments facilitating innovative solutions to community challenges including neighborhood improvement, green job creation, energy efficiency and sustainable behaviors.     

Ms. Storey holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and completed graduate studies in Urban and Regional Planning and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.   Nicole is a certified Land Planner, Executive Director of Keep Charlotte Beautiful, Co-Chair of the Urban Sustainability Director Network’s (USDN) Sustainable Behaviors Committee, member of the CONNECT our Future Energy Working Group and a Founding Member of The Garrison Institute CMB Charlotte Regional Hub.

Nicole Storey will be hosted by GES faculty Dr. Robby Boyer