Charlotte Brown named Community Services/Planning Director

Charlotte Brown

Published December 2, 2022

Caitlin Gatlin | Communications & Marketing Manager


Charlotte Brown has been named the Community Services/Planning Director by the City Manager’s Office.

Brown has served the City of Lawton for 14 years, beginning her career as a Plans Examiner in 2008. She went on to work as a Planning Technician, Planning & Subdivision Administrator, Code Plans Supervisor & Senior Planner, before taking over as the Interim Community Services/Planning Director in October 2022.

As the Community Services/Planning Director, Brown will supervise Housing & Community Development, Neighborhood Services, License & Permits, Inspection Services, Planning, and the Lawton Area Transit System (LATS).

“I’m looking forward to working with the community to grow and expand Lawton and to help beautify the town,” said Brown.

Brown graduated from Cameron University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Languages & a minor in English Literature. She has assisted with the Certified Healthy Community application for the past six years, which has obtained an ‘Excellence Rating’ five of those six years.

Brown is the Co-Chair of the Lawton Fort Sill Open Streets Committee, sits on the TSET Healthy Living Program Advisory Council, and is a member of the Fit Kids of SWOK Coalition. She also is the Executive Director of the Lawton Enhancement Trust Authority.

“With more than a decade of experience working for the citizens of Lawton, Charlotte Brown not only understands the needs of our community, but she also possesses the knowledge and skills required to see it flourish,” said Deputy City Manager Dewayne Burk. “We are both excited and confident that Charlotte will work hard to create a culture of success within the department while promoting excellent customer service.”

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