Mayor's Housing Study Committee

Overview

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.

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

Meetings and Materials

Thursday, October 8
- History of Housing in Cornelius
- What is Affordable/Workforce Housing
Watch the replay here. 

Thursday, November 12
- Neighboring Concepts: Smithville Presentation
- 2018 North Mecklenburg Demographic and Housing Assessment
Watch the replay here.

Wednesday, December 2
- Centralina Community Economic Development
Watch the replay here.

Monday, December 14
- What  Could a Housing Plan Look Like?
- Land Use and Housing
Watch the replay here.

Tuesday, January 5
-
Affordable Housing Recommendations
Watch the replay here.



Committee Roster

Name                                         Organization / Neighborhood Email Address           
Woody Washam Cornelius Mayor wtwasham@cornelius.org
Denis Bilodeau  Cornelius Commissioner, Mayor Pro Tem  dbilodeau@cornelius.org
Dr. Mike Miltich Cornelius Commissioner mmiltich@cornelius.org
Keith Eicher Planning Board Chairman eicherk@icloud.com 
Sean Herndon Beacon Group Properties Sean.herndon@winstondane.com
Susan Johnson Susan Johnson & Associates susan@homecarolinas.com
Ryan Carter Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region rcarter@habitatcltregion.org
Janice Hinton Ada Jenkins Center Janice.hinton@adajenkins.org 
Michelle Hoverson Above and Beyond Missions  mhoverson@aboveandbeyondmissions.org
Jonathan Marlowe Mt. Zion United Methodist Church jmarlowe@mtzionumc.net
Matt Gallagher  Blue Heel Development  matt@blueheeldevelopment.com 
Joe Roy Meeting Street Homes & Communities royjt@meetingstreet.net
George Searle First National Bank  searleg@fnb-corp.com
Julie Miller Resident/Citizen (Meridian) dotrain4u@yahoo.com
Todd Little Resident/Citizen (Catawba North) service@littleheatingandcooling.com 
Ron Potts Resident/Citizen (Smithville) ronleepot@gmail.com
Cynthia Bush Resident/Citizen (West Side Cornelius)  Bush18910@gmail.com 
Coralia Lorusso Resident/Citizen (Washam Potts) clorusso022@gmail.com

Committee Consultant / Advisor

Name Organization Email Address
Roger Waldon Clarion Associates rwaldon@clarionassociates.com

Town Staff

Name Title Email Address
Andrew Grant  Town Manager  agrant@cornelius.org
Wayne Herron Deputy Town Manager wherron@cornelius.org
Aaron Tucker Director of Planning  atucker@cornelius.org
Monterai Adams Planner madams@cornelius.org
Summer Smigelski Administrative Support ssmigelski@cornelius.org