Charlotte Talks: Jennifer Roberts Makes Way For Vi Lyles In Mayor's Office
Monday, Dec. 4, 2017
Mayor Jennifer Roberts sums up her tenure on her last day in office, and her successor, Vi Lyles, looks ahead to her swearing-in.
It could be argued that no mayor in recent Charlotte history has faced the storms that confronted Jennifer Roberts – storms that kept Charlotte in the national spotlight for much of her first year in office.
Roberts has no regrets about the decisions made and actions taken during her turbulent tenure, and says she’s “proud” to have taken “bullets for a lot of people in the community.”
She turns the office over to Vi Lyles, the first African-American female to be elected mayor. A veteran of city government, Lyles defeated Roberts in September's Democratic primary and handily defeated Kenny Smith in the general election.
The incoming and outgoing mayors join Mike Collins for a look at where Charlotte has been, and where it's going.
Mayor Jennifer Roberts (@JenRobertsNC)
Mayor-elect Vi Lyles (@ViLyles)