Hyong Yi

Hyong Yi

Hyong Yi is an assistant city manager for the City of Charlotte. From 2004 to 2014, he served as Mecklenburg County’s management and budget director, responsible for strategic planning, developing the County’s annual $1.4 billion operating budget and the capital budget. The department also helps the County develop its long-range plans and evaluates the performance of County programs and services.

Yi began his full-time public service career in 1995 with the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority, working on public education issues. During his long tenure with the District of Columbia government, he served as the special assistant to the chief of staff for the mayor and director of cost analysis for the Office of Budget and Planning. Prior to joining Mecklenburg County, he was director of operations and planning for the District of Columbia’s Office of Budget and Planning, responsible for implementing performance-based budgeting and other performance and management initiatives to improve the decision-making process for resource allocation.

He received his master's degree in public administration and a bachelor's degree in political science from the American University in Washington, D.C. He is raising two magnificent children and likes long walks on the beach in the moonlight.


  • Assistant city manager, City of Charlotte 2014 
  • Management and budget director, Mecklenburg County,  NC 2004 - 2013
  • Director of operations and planning, District of Columbia 2002-2004
  • Director of operations, KPMG Office of the Global Chief Knowledge Officer 2000-2002
  • Special assistant to the chief of staff for the Mayor, District of Columbia  1999-2000
  • Director of cost analysis, Budget Office, District of Columbia 1996-1999
  • Program analyst, Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority, District of Columbia 1995


  • Bachelor’s degree in political science from the American University
  • Master’s degree in public administration from the American University


  • International City County Managers Association (ICMA)
  • American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
  • Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM)
  • North Carolina Local Government Budget Association (NCLGBA)