SPEAKER HIGHLIGHT

Speaker for:
April 16, 2020
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Victoria Watlington

Victoria Watlington, PE, PMP, is a licensed Professional Engineer and certified Project Management Professional. She has held several roles in engineering, initiative management and operations management in the consumer product goods industry. She is serving her first term as the District 3 Charlotte City Council representative.

A 2017 Charlotte Chamber YP award winner, Pride Magazine’s 2018 Outstanding Millennial, and Elevate Lifestyle 30 Under 30 honoree, Watlington was recognized as the 2019 UNC Charlotte Alumni Association Outstanding Young Alumna; one of Mecklenburg Times’ 2019 50 Most Influential Women; and the Charlotte Business Journal’s 40 under 40. On a mission to build connected, inclusive, and responsible communities, Victoria is passionate about service and advocating for the West Charlotte area, having spent the last decade serving the community via various professional and service organizations. As the land use committee chair of the West Boulevard Neighborhood Coalition, she has led pilot efforts with the City of Charlotte to develop a holistic area plan for the corridor ahead of the 2020 budget and is currently initiating planning efforts with Mecklenburg County.

Watlington also served as vice chair of the city’s Civil Service Board, and served on the city’s Business Advisory Committee, and the United Way Central Carolinas Young Leaders Council. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, and attends Elevation Church.

Victoria holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida, and a master’s degree in Engineering Management from UNC Charlotte.