A military child born on Fort Bragg, Victoria Watlington made her way to Charlotte after receiving her degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida. Honing her leadership skills through roles in manufacturing organizations and managing multi-million dollar initiatives, she decided to continue her education, ultimately earning her MS in Engineering Management.
More than her career in engineering, Victoria is a strong community advocate and has spent more than ten years serving the community through various service and professional organizations. A resident in the Westover Hills neighborhood on the West side, she served on the board of the West Blvd Neighborhood Coalition and as Chair of their Land Use Committee, guiding efforts in partnership with the City of Charlotte’s urban planning department that resulted in the development of the West Boulevard Corridor Playbook. With the support of the community, Victoria now serves as District 3 Charlotte City Council representative.
During her swearing in ceremony (December 2019), Victoria stated “To the neighborhood leaders who have been carrying the torch long before I arrived, I thank you for leading by example. To the Rickey Halls and the Frank Coleys, the Brenda Campbells, the Beverly Clarks and many more. You are the backbone of the community. Full of conviction, compassion, integrity, courage and resilience, I am so grateful that you invested in me, and I’ll look to you as equal partners in this season.”