Public Official, Architect
Harvey Gantt is the current chairman of the National Capital Planning Commission and a partner in Gantt Huberman Architects, an architectural firm in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was mayor of Charlotte from 1983 through 1991, and is a former member of the Charlotte City Council and the U.S. Democratic Committee. Gantt was named Citizen of the Year by the Charlotte chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1975 and 1984. Because Charlotte experienced unprecedented growth during Gantt’s tenure as mayor, he is credited with much of the success enjoyed by the city today.