John Chesser

Mecklenburg County government
Enterprise Management Analyst

Biography

Before joining Mecklenburg County government, John was a Senior Analyst at the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute. During his time at the institute, his work included: research and analysis of regional trends in demographics and development; data dashboard development; project management; public process development and facilitation; data systems implementation; remote training and support; and web communications. Until 2008, he managed the institute’s project office for the Transportation Information Management System (TIMS), for western North Carolina. Through the TIMS program, he has extensive operational planning experience in public school transportation, student assignment and redistricting.

John chairs the Davidson, N.C., Planning Board and Board of Adjustment.

Education

M.A. Geography, UNC Charlotte, urban and regional analysis concentration
B.A. Geography, UNC Chapel Hill

Expertise

Urban development and demographic change; geographic information systems (GIS); web communications; school redistricting, pupil assignment; pupil transportation and school operational planning

Articles

  • plancharlotte.org
    Jan 27, 2015
    Do you have a favorite Main Street, greenway, or historic rehabilitation? Join in this year’s competition to nominate and vote on your favorite North Carolina places.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Jan 27, 2015
    Do you have a favorite Main Street, greenway, or historic rehabilitation? Join in this year’s competition to nominate and vote on your favorite North Carolina places.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Jan 08, 2015
    Happy 2015. Below are some of the most-read web articles from 2014 from our online publications, ui.uncc.edu and PlanCharlotte.org, from the past year. If you missed them the first time around, here's another chance to read them. 
  • plancharlotte.org
    Dec 05, 2014
    We know Charlotte is growing, but where do all these new residents come from? Interactive maps and charts let you explore the answer.  
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Dec 05, 2014
    We know Charlotte is growing, but where do all these new residents come from? Interactive maps and charts let you explore the answer.  
  • plancharlotte.org
    Oct 02, 2014
    More young people than ever in the U.S. are unmarried, but the ratio of unmarried men to women varies from place to place. The Pew Research Center has put it all together in an interactive map.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Sep 24, 2014
    Recently the site FiveThirtyEight.com reported that of the largest U.S. metros, only Charlotte’s median income, “experienced a statistically significant decline” in 2013. What’s going on?
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Sep 24, 2014
    Recently the site FiveThirtyEight.com reported that of the largest U.S. metros, only Charlotte’s median income, “experienced a statistically significant decline” in 2013. What’s going on?
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Sep 02, 2014
    Increasing teacher turnover has been in the news for districts across North Carolina. CMS is no exception. But what does teacher turnover look like when you get down to the individual school? (Graphic: John Chesser)
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Aug 27, 2014
    The 2014 United Nations city population projections for 2010 to 2030 show Charlotte and Raleigh as growing the fastest among large U.S. cities. (Photo: John Chesser)