Megan Liddle Gude

Director of Historic South End

Megan is a community builder, blending experience in urban planning, facilitation, advocacy and engagement to strengthen the places and connections that unite us.

As the Director of South End with Charlotte Center City Partners, Megan manages programs to activate public and private spaces, enhance public infrastructure, promote the neighborhood’s best attributes, and connect people and businesses. Working in South End is all about building connections and opportunities for collaboration in a time of rapid change.
Megan has been part of the Charlotte Center City Partners team since 2012, working on planning initiatives and neighborhood development before becoming Director of South End.

Before moving to Charlotte, Megan worked as a facilitator with the Institute for Environmental Negotiation in Virginia, working with community groups to build consensus around challenging issues like community health, racial equity, and economic revitalization in rural areas. She spent three years coordinating a diverse coalition of international human rights groups with the Rights and Resources Initiative in Washington, D.C.

She serves on the Board of Directors for the Community Building Initiative and is a fellow in the International Downtown Association’s Emerging Leader program.

Megan holds a Master of Urban & Environmental Planning degree from the University of Virginia, and a degree from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.


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