Alista "Cozzie" Watkins
Cozzie is a native of North Wilkesboro, NC. Cozzie is a graduate of Campbell University with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and Chemistry. She completed her MBA in Leadership from the University of Phoenix. Cozzie is a home infusionist nurse and has been an RN since 1979.
She is a Charlotte Planning Commissioner, Vice-Chair of the Planning and Zoning Committees. She is the Chair of the 12th Congressional District. Cozzie believes in giving back and supporting the Charlotte community through her church work and civic activisismt. This is evident through her engagement and participation on several boards and steering committees locally. Cozzie was awarded the honor of being One of the 50th Most Influential Women in the Charlotte Region. Cozzie has one son who is serving in the Navy in San Diego, California.