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

  • ui.uncc.edu
    Feb 12, 2014
    The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan applied research institute offering consulting services and public outreach for more than 40 years. We provide research and information to help the public understand the Charlotte region. Through our websites we offer articles and data on a range of issues that could be useful to neighborhood groups. (Image: Dylan McKnight) 
  • plancharlotte.org
    Feb 12, 2014
    The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan applied research institute offering consulting services and public outreach for more than 40 years. We provide research and information to help the public understand the Charlotte region. Through our websites we offer articles and data on a range of issues that could be useful to neighborhood groups. (Image: Dylan McKnight) 
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Feb 06, 2014
    Charlotte's carbon footprint is dwarfed by other metro centers like Washington and Atlanta, but within the Charlotte region some areas produce much more carbon than others. Interactive maps from UC Berkeley now let you see the differences by ZIP code. (Graphic: UC Berkeley CoolClimate Network)
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Nov 14, 2013
    How do we use maps in the modern world? Your smart phone, GPS, digital camera and daily weather report all use modern versions of maps called geographic information systems. GIS day is an event that helps explain the growing importance of this technology in daily life. (Image courtesy Mecklenburg County)
  • plancharlotte.org
    Oct 30, 2013
    A U.S. Postal Service change requiring the use of centralized box units in new neighborhoods is causing problems in some developments being forced to switch in mid-construction. (Photo: USPS)
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Oct 30, 2013
    A U.S. Postal Service change requiring the use of centralized box units in new neighborhoods is causing problems in some developments being forced to switch in mid-construction. (Photo: USPS)
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Oct 17, 2013
    Jody Pressley, manager of the TIMS project support office at the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, is named one of "14 Phenomenal Women in School Transportation" in November's School Bus Fleet magazine. 
  • plancharlotte.org
    Oct 03, 2013
    Population growth in Charlotte has always come with plenty of costs, but rising incomes and prosperity were part of the expected returns. Yet during the recent economic downturn, as population growth continued, economic growth sputtered. (Photo: Nancy Pierce)
  • plancharlotte.org
    Aug 29, 2013
    Click here to read the article that explains this data dashboard.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Aug 29, 2013
    Click here to read the article that explains this data dashboard.