Jill Walker

Dilworth Community Association
Dilworth neighborhood activist

Biography

Born in the Bronx, Jill moved to Charlotte in 1980. Her earlier career included media support services at an NBC affiliate. As a long-time Dilworth resident, Walker has been active with the Dilworth Community Association. She also serves on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission, the Dowd YMCA board and the Mecklenburg Livable Communities Plan, a collaborative community-wide effort to create a unified vision for growth in the region.

Education

She received a B.S. in management from the State University of New York.

Expertise

For the past 11 years Walker has served as the neighborhood liaison, working with both developers and the Charlotte Planning Department to ensure appropriate infill development in Dilworth, a growing uptown neighborhood. She recently co-chaired an inaugural  campaign to promote neighborhood-sponsored public art in Dilworth, where a large-format sculpture that honors the founding of the neighborhood now resides.

Articles

  • plancharlotte.org
    Apr 28, 2015
    A bill in the General Assembly would end a decades-old provision for rezonings, the protest petition. It lets nearby property owners force a supermajority City Council vote on a rezoning. Read two opposing views: Dilworth resident Jill Walker opposes the bill; Joe Padilla of the Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition supports it. 
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Apr 28, 2015
    A bill in the General Assembly would end a decades-old provision for rezonings, the protest petition. It lets nearby property owners force a supermajority City Council vote on a rezoning. Read two opposing views: Dilworth resident Jill Walker opposes the bill; Joe Padilla of the Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition supports it. 
  • plancharlotte.org
    Apr 28, 2015
    Development in North Carolina is doing just fine. Maintaining the protest petition helps ensure that the few projects that are grossly inconsistent with zoning regulations will be properly vetted. Jill Walker argues against a proposal to scrap protest petition.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Apr 28, 2015
    Development in North Carolina is doing just fine. Maintaining the protest petition helps ensure that the few projects that are grossly inconsistent with zoning regulations will be properly vetted. Jill Walker argues against a proposal to scrap protest petition.