Former Charlotte city manager Curt Walton is joining the staff of the Foundation for the Carolinas next week as a vice president.
Walton, who retired from his city post at the end of 2012, served in recent months as an interim director for the University City Partners, which promotes the area of northeast Charlotte surrounding UNC Charlotte. He also recently served as interim executive director of the Council for Children’s Rights, a nonprofit that works on behalf of children in the community.
In joining the foundation, Walton becomes part of an institution that is credited with launching some of the most aggressive nonprofit arts and social service programs in the city’s history. This includes Project LIFT, to help struggling students on the city’s westside, and the Social Impact Housing Endowment for Homeless Families and Veterans, which is tackling homelessness among families.
Walton served as city manager from 2007 until his recent retirement. Before he became city manager, Walton was an assistant city manager and deputy city manager for internal operations from 2002 to 2007. He started working in Charlotte in 1986.
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