Warren Cooksey moved to Charlotte from Raleigh in November of 1995 as an employee of First Union (now Wachovia). A native of Roxboro, North Carolina, and a graduate of Davidson, Warren was familiar with Charlotte from his college days as a rapidly growing city.
Upon arrival, he quickly experienced the welcoming attitude so many find here and threw himself into public service:
- When he was Chairman of the Charlotte Convention and Visitors Bureau, Warren had the privilege of being one of the leaders of the creation of the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. This change has increased Charlotte’s efficiency in bringing conventions to the city.
- As a Planning Commissioner, he worked for better communication to citizens regarding the planning process in order to reduce confusion and frustration. He also advocated that petitioners should not be subject to higher approval requirements for following city ordinances.
- He is both a graduate of and a longtime teacher for the League of Women Voters’ Civics 101 program. Over the past seven years, Warren has taught hundreds of Charlotte’s citizens about their city government.
In his spare time, he enjoys reading, pub quizzes, and cooking. In addition, he needs to find the time to restore the 1969 Chevelle Malibu convertible in his garage.