Kerr Putney sworn in as Charlotte-Mecklenburg police chief

Our new Chief of Police is a former CBI Board Member and a graduate of LDI Class 6!  Read Full Article


CBI Board Member A Winner of Knight Cities Challenge

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CBI board member and LDI Class 13 alum, Tom Warshauer, is one of three local winners of the Knight Cities Challenge. He suggested adding porch swings to transit bus stops to help community members engage with one another. Read Full Article

Charlotte Observer: Charlotte rally held as ‘spark for action’ against violence, bigotry



CBI Executive Director, Dianne English, joined 200 Charlotteans of various faiths last weekend in Marshall Park for the Peace in the Park: United Against Violence rally. Read full article.

CBI Supports Proposed 1/4-cent Sales Tax Increase


The organizations that would benefit from the proposed tax revenue - namely, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Central Piedmont Community College, the Charlotte Library and the Arts & Science Council - all contribute to the health and vitality of our entire community.  The services these organizations provide affect our ability to grow Charlotte's economy, and in turn access to these institutions and their offerings increase the quality of life of all residents.  As an organization committed to the values of inclusion and equity, CBI supports this sales tax increase.  Learn more about the referendum at