Vicki Bott

Centralina Council of Governments
Grants Development Director


Vicki is the Grants Development Director for the Centralina Council of Governments, the state-designated lead regional organization serving local governments in a nine-county region in the Charlotte area. At CCOG, Vicki is responsible for the organization’s funding strategy for regional planning and other activities. She was with the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute from 1997 to 2011. Her work at the Institute focused on regional sustainability, and included collaborative applied research projects, issues commentary, and service on relevant task forces or boards.


Vicki earned her Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Harvard University.  She then spent fifteen years in business management and consulting in the database marketing industry before earning her Master’s degree at UNC Charlotte in Geography with an emphasis in community planning.


Previously the division director for Land Use & Environmental Planning, her professional interests are in urban and environmental planning, smart growth, open space, and issues of sustainability. 


    Feb 11, 2011
    Despite early February blizzards across the northern U.S. that cancelled flights and upended travel plans, over 1,300 people came to Charlotte last week for the 10th annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference.  About 1,000 of them came from outside the Carolinas, including a dozen or...
    Dec 10, 2010
    It’s no secret that the Charlotte region has been rapidly growing more urban over the past few decades.  Yet despite the record expansion of the urbanized area experienced during economic boom times, private landowners cling to over two million acres of undeveloped land in the Charlotte...
    Nov 03, 2010
    How do you paint a picture of the region’s progress on environmental issues? The Charlotte Regional Indicators Project does it by the numbers. “Environment” is one of several areas covered by the Indicators Project, and includes quantitative measures for air, water, and land. Specifically, the indicators include: unhealthy air quality days, vehicular emissions, water consumption, impaired streams, landfill waste disposal and developed acres.