Director of Housing and Neighborhoods
City of Charlotte
Pamela Wideman currently serves as the Director of the City of Charlotte’s Housing & Neighborhood Services Department. In this role she is responsible for oversight of the City’s Affordable Housing efforts including the Housing Trust Fund, Emergency Repair and Rehabilitation Programs, and the Ten-Year Plan to End and Prevent Homelessness. Additionally, Pam is responsible for the City’s Code Enforcement, Community Engagement and Immigrant Integration, and CharMeck 311 divisions. Ms. Wideman has more than 20 years of experience in public policy and administration, and is adept at forging creative solutions to government issues at the local level. Pamela was recently recognized as one of the top 10 “2017 Behind the Scenes” newsmakers by the Charlotte Business Journal.
Ms. Wideman currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the PNC Community Development Bank. She also serves as the vice-chair of the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Affordable Housing Committee which advises and makes recommendations for policy and funding approaches to support and encourage the development of affordable housing near transit stops. Additionally, she is a member of the International City/County Management Association; the Urban Land Institute, the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, and the German Marshall Fund Dialogue for Change Cohort. She is past President of the Southern Piedmont Chapter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators and a former member of the Board of Directors for the Mental Health Association of the Greater Carolinas.
Pamela received her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from UNC - Charlotte and her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Belmont Abbey College. She is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Institute of Government - Municipal Administration Program and completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program, an Executive Education Program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School.
Pamela strongly believes that “service is the rent we pay for living on this earth” and is often asked to share her public sector and community development experiences with students, professional trade organizations and local municipalities.