Why I’m Running: Part 4

Why I’m Running: Part 4

When I moved to Whitehall Manor in 2009, I immediately saw the need for a paved connection to the Beaver Creek Greenway and a sidewalk along South Salem to Downtown Apex. After unsuccessfully advocating for the projects by myself, I realized that I needed help. Once...
Why I’m Running: Part 3

Why I’m Running: Part 3

As a resident of the Whitehall Manor neighborhood in Apex, I’ve seen the effects of poor Town planning in the form of the proposed Apex Peakway Southwest Connector. This bridge across South Salem and the railroad tracks will result a 30+ foot wall in the...
Why I’m Running: Part 2

Why I’m Running: Part 2

As a Board Member of the Whitehall Manor HOA since 2011, I’ve had the pleasure of helping to improve the neighborhood pool, build a neighborhood playground, enhance the neighborhood social gatherings, update the entrance landscaping/lighting with energy...
Why I’m Running: Part 1

Why I’m Running: Part 1

As the son of a long-time Buncombe County Commissioner, I witnessed firsthand the positive impact that local politicians can have on people’s lives. While serving on the Commission from 1996 to 2016, he had a part in creating county-wide land-use regulations,...
Public Art in Apex

Public Art in Apex

On June 6th, I spoke in front of the Town Council in support of the newly created Apex Public Art Committee. While some may see public art as unnecessary luxury, I see it as a quality of life issue with societal, economic, and aesthetic benefits. I’d wager that...