Jennifer Watson Roberts is a former Mayor of Charlotte and a lifelong champion of issues related to education and equality. She is the first person to be elected to serve as both Chairman of the Mecklenburg County Commission and later as Mayor of Charlotte.
Roberts was instrumental in creating a public/private partnership to build a new shelter in Charlotte for survivors of domestic violence and spearheaded the creation of Charlotte NEXT, an initiative dedicated to improving after school programs for at-risk teens. During her tenure as Mayor, the City of Charlotte set a goal of funding 5,000 affordable housing units over 3 years and is currently on track to exceed that goal.
Roberts has been a life-long advocate for clean air and water and for environmental justice. While Chair of the Mecklenburg County Commission, she championed a Park and Rec Master Plan, supported energy reduction and conservation in County operations, and headed a Clean Air Works initiative to reduce carbon emissions in area businesses and the County’s carbon footprint. As mayor, she signed the Mayor’s Climate Pledge and introduced a Clean Energy Resolution for the City of Charlotte.
She has worked as a diplomat for the State Department, as an international banker, as an adjunct professor at UNC-Charlotte, and as a high school math teacher. She currently serves on numerous community boards and commissions, including the Corporate Climate Alliance, Heal Charlotte, NC Climate Solutions Coalition, and Mecklenburg Ministries.
Roberts is a proud recipient of the Maya Angelou Women Who Lead award, the National Association of Women Business Owners’ Public Policy Leader of the Year award, and Equality North Carolina’s Ally of the Year award. She and her husband Manley live in Charlotte, but can usually be found on the weekends hiking the NC mountains.
Mayor Roberts has always been dedicated to improving her community and working collaboratively to build a better future for all. The services of Jennifer Roberts Consulting cover a broad range of issues and capabilities based on the unique network and insights she has gained from public, non-profit, and private sector work.
We want to give you the time and guidance you deserve. Whether you are just starting out, trying to re-energize your business, serving a broader cause or social need, or seeking community support, we want to be there to help. We didn’t get there alone, and neither will you.
Services offered include:
- Marketing and PR assistance
- Brand development
- Business development
- Financial strategy for non-profits
- Speaking (motivational, informational)
We believe in making an impact, and building a better, more resilient and humane future. Take the first step and contact us and together, we can reach your organization's goals.
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