Charles Meeker represented private and public clients, including local governments, in civil trials and administrative hearings.
Before the North Carolina Property Tax Commission, he has represented more than a dozen counties in all kinds of tax cases. He also represented counties before appellate courts.
Charles was elected to his fifth two-year term as mayor of Raleigh in 2009. He was first sworn in as Raleigh’s mayor on December 3, 2001. He did not seek what would have been a record-breaking sixth term and left the office of mayor on December 5, 2011. He previously served as a member of the Raleigh City Council for eight years, from 1985 to 1989 and 1991 to 1995.
Friends, law partners, business leaders, fellow elected officials, and neighbors gathered in December 2011 to honor Charles for his service to the City of Raleigh. The event, sponsored by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance and the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, was held in the Raleigh Convention Center. Charles supported the building of a world-class convention center as a priority during the initial days of his first term as mayor and championed the project throughout to its opening on September 5, 2008.
The News & Observer also featured Charles in a front-page story. The article highlighted his first four consecutive terms in office as Raleigh’s mayor and described his management style, commitment to public service, and contributions to the city.