Department Leadership

Stewart Gray, Director



The HLC has 12 members: six appointed by the BOCC, four appointed by Charlotte City Council, and two appointed by the Mayor of Charlotte. All are appointed for 3-year terms and may be re-appointed for an additional 3-year term.

The HLC protects properties in four fundamental ways:

  • It recommends the designation of individually significant properties as historic landmarks.

  • It buys and sells endangered historic landmarks through its revolving fund and places preservation covenants in the deeds when the properties are sold.

  • It administers design review over intended material alterations of historic landmarks.

  • It educates the general public about the significance of historic landmarks.