While on the City Council, Nancy G. Carter, a Democrat, represented District 5. She was first elected in 1999 and served until 2011. While on the City Council, she helped to found its Environement Committee, and chaired the Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee for the North Carolina League of Municipalities.
She is currently Vice Chair of the Mecklenburg Sil and Water Conservation District - a subdivision of the state of North Carolina.
She and her husband, Dr. Coleman D. Carter, have one daughter.