More than 200 residents of the Northwest Corridor have spent several Saturdays over the past four years immersed in dialogue around issues affecting their future. During the annual Indaba, a community forum hosted by Johnson C. Smith University, residents discuss ideas at workshops on topics affecting the Northwest Corridor. They hear local experts share their insights on economic development, land-use planning, education, small business development and community leadership. Past panelists include:

  • Darrell Williams, principal at Neighboring Concepts, LLC
  • Rev. Mildred McCullough
  • Debra Campbell, planning director for the City of Charlotte
  • Rev. Dwayne Walker
  • Ron Leeper
  • Tiffany Flowers-Washington, co-founder of Kipp Charlotte
  • Jeff Michael, executive director of UNC-Charlotte’s Urban Institute

The project gives voice to the community and continues to address and solve some of the key issues facing the Northwest Corridor. The Northwest Corridor covers 37 neighborhoods along Beatties Ford Road.