Improving Walkability

Improving Walkability

The ability to walk to parks, restaurants, and other neighborhoods improves a community’s quality of life.  As a member of the Apex Town Council, I've worked to expand the network of sidewalks, greenways, and bike lanes in Apex to better connect residents to neighbors and points of interest.

Thoughtful Growth

Thoughtful Growth

Apex is growing quickly, and sometimes infrastructure like roads, sidewalks, water/sewer, and schools hasn’t kept up.   As a member of the Apex Town Council, I've worked to ensure that the next long term development plan for Apex accounts for the heavy use of infrastructure by current and future residents.

High Tech Jobs

Enhancing Downtown

Our historic Downtown is what makes Apex unique.  As a member of the Apex Town Council, I've worked to develop and implement a plan for Downtown that puts people first by adding trees, public art, and gathering spaces...plus more parking.

Improving Walkability

Improving Walkability

The ability to walk to parks, restaurants, and other neighborhoods improves a community’s quality of life.  As a member of the Apex Town Council, I’ve worked to expand the network of sidewalks, greenways, and bike lanes in Apex to better connect residents to neighbors and points of interest.

Thoughtful Growth

Thoughtful Growth

Apex is growing quickly, and sometimes infrastructure like roads, sidewalks, water/sewer, and schools hasn’t kept up.   As a member of the Apex Town Council, I’ve worked to ensure that the next long term development plan for Apex accounts for the heavy use of infrastructure by current and future residents.

High Tech Jobs

Enhancing Downtown

Our historic Downtown is what makes Apex unique.  As a member of the Apex Town Council, I’ve worked to develop and implement a plan for Downtown that puts people first by adding trees, public art, and gathering spaces…plus more parking

Accomplishments

Get to Know Me

  • Member of the Apex Town Council since 2017
  • Member of the Triangle J Board of Delegates
  • Lifelong resident of North Carolina (and proud of it)
  • Moved to the Whitehall Manor neighborhood in 2009 and served on the HOA Board of Directors from 2011-2017 
  • Fell in love with Apex after attending the Olde Fashioned Fourth of July
  • Married to high school sweetheart Alison since 2008
  • Proud owner of two awesome dogs: Pixel and Ozzie
  • Member of the Apex Sunrise Rotary Club
  • Enjoys jogging, gardening, craft beer, and both UNC and NCSU sports

My Education

  • Earned a Ph.D in Atmospheric Science from North Carolina State University
  • Graduated with undergraduate degrees in Environmental Science and Geography from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Attended North Carolina public schools in Buncombe County from grades K-12

What I Do Professionally

  • I’m a statistician at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in RTP analyzing air quality across the US to determine trends in pollution levels and compliance with health-based and environmental standards
  • Co-author on 34 peer-reviewed publications in journals such as Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Environmental Science & Technology, and Geoscientific Model Development

Beers with Brett

I’d like to learn what you like about Apex or things you’d like to see change. What better way to do that than to get together at Southern Peak Brewery for great beers and good conversation? Click Here and I’ll meet you there!

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 backyard of...

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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 efficient...

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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,...

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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...

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I’ve Officially Filed

I’ve Officially Filed

Yesterday I officially filed for candidacy! You can find Brett Gantt on the ballot for Apex Town Council on November 7th!

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Bond Referendum

Bond Referendum

On November 7th, Apex voters will have the opportunity to invest in the Town's future with a 48 million dollar bond referendum. I strongly support the passage of this bond because it fills a need for a major park in the rapidly-growing southwestern part of...

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Thank you Apex! I’m so looking forward to the opportunity to serve on your Town Council for another term. We have some exciting work to do in the next four years! ... See MoreSee Less
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It’s been an honor serving on your Apex Town Council the last four years, and I hope to earn your vote once again. Polls are open today until 7:30pm. ... See MoreSee Less
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