Mayor's Technology Summit:
Homeland Security, Safety and Economic Development
Charlotte, North Carolina
Mayor Patrick McCrory is one of only three mayors in the history of the city of Charlotte to serve a fourth term.
McCrory has distinguished himself as a leader in the areas of public safety, economic development, housing, and transportation. He was the recipient of the national Homeownership Hero Award in 2003 recognizing his innovative work in leading Charlotte to have one of the highest homeownership rates in the country.
Since September 2001, McCrory has been called upon by President Bush and Homeland Security Director, Tom Ridge, to identify public safety partnerships between local and federal government and develop a local Citizens Corp.
McCrory serves as president of the Republican Mayors and Local Officials (RMLO) organization and as the U.S. Conference of Mayors chair for the Housing and Community Development Committee. He was also the founder and inaugural chairman of the North Carolina Metropolitan Coalition.
Founder of the Mayor's Mentoring Alliance in 1995, he was presented the 2001 Governor's Outstanding Local Official Award for his mentoring work. He is the only elected official to serve on the national board of the Afterschool Alliance and is a featured Mayor in Harvard University's Faith-based Executive Session.
McCrory graduated with a BA in political science/education and received an Honorary Doctorate in 2001 from Catawba College.