Mayor's Housing Study Committee


The Mayor's Housing Study Committee was established in early 2020 to help the Town evaluate affordable housing options in Cornelius. The Committee was hand-selected by Mayor Woody Washam and includes business and community leaders from throughout the town.

Cornelius Community Housing Opportunities - Presentation to the Board of Commissioners (Monday, February 15, 2021)

North Mecklenburg 2020 Community Needs Assessment
Final summary report
Interactive data dashboard
Comprehensive library guide

Meetings and Materials


Tuesday, August 17
Preparing a Comprehensive Housing Plan for Cornelius


FALL 2020

Thursday, October 8
History of Housing in Cornelius
What is Affordable/Workforce Housing

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Thursday, November 12
- Neighboring Concepts: Smithville Presentation
- 2018 North Mecklenburg Demographic and Housing Assessment
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Wednesday, December 2
- Centralina Community Economic Development
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Monday, December 14
- What  Could a Housing Plan Look Like?
- Land Use and Housing
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Tuesday, January 5
Affordable Housing Recommendations
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Wednesday, February 3
Watch the replay here.
Affordable Housing Recommendations

Committee Roster

Name                                         Organization / Neighborhood
Woody Washam Cornelius Mayor
Denis Bilodeau  Cornelius Commissioner
Todd Sansbury Cornelius Commissioner
Keith Eicher Planning Board Chairman
Sean Herndon Beacon Group Properties
Susan Johnson Susan Johnson & Associates
Kris J. Fountain Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region
Harold Rice Ada Jenkins Center
Michelle Hoverson Above and Beyond Missions 
David Judge First Baptist Church
Matt Gallagher  Blue Heel Development 
Joe Roy Meeting Street Homes & Communities
George Searle First National Bank 
Julie Miller Resident/Citizen (Meridian)
Todd Little Resident/Citizen (Catawba North)
Justin Miller Smithville Community Organizer

Committee Consultant / Advisor

Name Organization
Roger Waldon Clarion Associates

Town Staff

Name Title
Andrew Grant  Town Manager 
Wayne Herron Deputy Town Manager
Becky Partin Senior Planner