THE STEELE CREEK RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION
The Steele Creek Residents
Association originally was formed in 1980 to fight a hazardous waste
incinerator that was planned behind Central Steele Creek
Presbyterian Church. The new association ended up suing to stop the
After that, the group decided to stay intact to monitor other things
happening in the community and to make sure they never were
The Association adopted new Bylaws in
November 2018. See
Steele Creek Residents Association Adopts New Bylaws.
Executive Board of Directors
The Executive Board
of Directors consists of nine members with staggered three-year
terms. The following are the current members and officers of the
Board of Directors, with the dates that each member's term expires:
President (February 2023)
Carla Brazzell (February 2024)
Justin McDonald (February 2024)
Sihlangu (February 2024)
Dave Wiggins (February 2023)
Land Use Committee
The Land Use Committee was formed and worked with the Planning
Commission to make sure that the association received notices of any
rezoning petitions within Steele Creek and to make sure that the
Planning Commission informed the petitioners to meet with the
committee. That arrangement has continued and has given the
association the opportunity to review and comment on any development
plans that require rezoning. Members regularly speak at City Council
rezoning hearings about development plans within Steele Creek.
The Land Use Committee continues to stay informed about new construction
and rezoning petitions and meets with developers to review, comment
on, and potentially improve plans to the benefit of the community.
The current members
of the Land Use Committee (in addition to the Board of Directors) are as follows:
Greenways Committee (Steele Creek Community Trail Committee)
In summer 2003 a group of citizens began meeting to promote the
development of a network of trails throughout Steele Creek. In May
2004 the Residents Association established the Steele Creek
Community Trail Committee to provide structure to the group. The
committee was renamed the Greenways Committee in February 2020. The
Committee meets irregularly to promote trails in Steele Creek. For
more information, visit the
Steele Creek Community Trail web site or e-mail
Board of Directors and Land Use Committee
The Board of Directors
and Land Use Committee meet on the second Tuesday of each month. For
information about the time and location of meetings, please email
The association typically meets annually in February or
Representatives from a variety of organizations are invited to
give presentations on issues of interest to local residents. Over
two dozen government and non-profit organizations staff tables at
the Meet and Mingle session before the presentations.
There were no meetings in 2021 and 2022 due to COVID.
In 2022, staff with the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department gave a presentation on the county's plans for greenways in Steele Creek, and Association President Karl Froelich gave a presentation on
his vision for Steele Creek.
The 2019 meeting had
presentations from the Mecklenburg County Tax Assessor's Office and
Charlotte Planning Director Jaiyeoba and other staff from the
Charlotte Planning Department.
Stuart Basham presented
an update on the highway projects in Steele Creek planned by the
North Carolina Department of Transpiration (NCDOT) at the 2018
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney was the featured
speaker at the 2017 meeting. There also were presentations on highway
projects and the development and programs of Alignment Southwest
Charlotte, which fosters partnerships between businesses and other
community organizations and local schools.
Presentations at the 2016 meeting again were about transportation,
but also staff of the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections provided
an update on the 2016 Election.
At the 2015 meeting, staff from the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization and the Charlotte
Department discussed road improvement plans, and developers
presented plans for the Berewick Town Center.
At the 2014 meeting,
residents received updates on the prospects for widening Highway 160
and on the new Charlotte Premium Outlets and other development.
These also were the primary topics at the 2013 meeting.
The focus of the 2012 meeting was jobs and economic development in Steele Creek.
Mecklenburg County Manager Harry Jones spoke at the 2011 meeting.
The featured speaker at
the 2010 meeting was Coach Joe White of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg
The theme of the 2009 meeting was "Our Children
Deserve a Safe and Healthy Steele Creek Community."
Speakers from the
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department included Officer Lisa Speas
of the Steele Creek Youth Network and Chief Rodney Monroe.
At the 2008 meeting,
speakers included Guy Chamberlain, Associate Superintendent of
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Captain John Williams, Commander of
the Steele Creek Division of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, and
Chris Hummer of Carolinas Medical Center,
The 2007 meeting focused on deteriorating facilities at Olympic High
School and other school needs. \
The primary speaker
for the 2006 meeting was Chief Darrel Stephens of the
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
Other past speakers have
represented Charlotte-Douglas Airport, the Charlotte and North Carolina Department
of Transportation, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Library and the
Steele Creek Branch Library, the Mecklenburg
County Park and Recreation Department, the Charlotte Fire
Department, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department, and various residential and
The purpose of this web site is to promote community involvement, to
promote non-profit organizations and activities, to keep the public
aware of government (state, county, city, and schools) activities in
Steele Creek, and to keep the
community aware of new development and other major changes in Steele
Creek Community. Input is welcome and strongly encouraged. To
support this purpose, we encourage free and wide distribution of any
information found on this site without restriction, except that we
would like to receive credit for information used.
Please send any announcements or news items to
email@example.com and we'll be glad to post
them. Also please visit and actively participate in our
LIST to subscribe
to our e-mail distribution list and receive
notices about the annual meeting and other announcements of
community interest. An average of about four messages are sent
to this list each year.
Membership is $10
per calendar year. Dues typically pay for expenses associated with the annual meeting
and web site,
and there is a small reserve fund if needed for some future issue. Since 2009
some dues collected have been donated to other
organizations and causes, including the Olympic Foundation, the
Steele Creek Athletic Association, and the Steele Creek
Youth Network. If you
would like to support the Association with your membership, please send your check with your name, address,
email address to:
Creek Residents Association
PO Box 39396
Charlotte, NC 28278
Or click on the PayPal
button to pay $11 (including a $1 convenience fee) with PayPal or a
credit card. If you pay with a credit
card, please check the box to "Share your mailing address with the
Steele Creek Residents Association so that they can acknowledge your
Note that annual dues are not tax deductible.