The agenda for the SouthWest Citizens Advisory Council (SWCAC) was posted today (PDF). Current Chair, Mary Belle Pate, announced at last months’ meeting, that after 30 years at the helm, it was time to pass on the reigns. She appointed Mildred Flynn of the Caraleigh community to form a nominating committee to seek out a new Chair and Vice-chair.
Mary Belle has been a staple of the SWCAC for the last 30 years. Her community involvement and passion is paramount. Lucky for us, she is not leaving, but simply stepping aside. Her dedication will continue as she is eager to continue contributing to the CAC as a Second Vice-Chair. Her experience and wisdom will be much appreciated as we continue to look for ways to improve SouthWest Raleigh.
I was very humbled when considered for this leadership role and decided to step up to the plate as a nominee for the SWCAC Chair. I’ve been an active member of the SWCAC for many years and helped lead a team from the District D Neighborhood Alliance (DDNA) review the 2030 Comprehensive Plan. Leading a team to review the Comp Plan provided great experience working with folks across different neighborhoods and helped improve my interactions with City Council.
I’m very excited about this new opportunity to take the SWCAC to the next level and explore opportunities to attract more citizen involvement. I’m also concerned that my time spent on the CAC will take away from the care and feeding of the Lineberry Alliance. I’m working with an awesome group of folks to ensure that our neighborhood alliance remains strong, active, and collaborative.
I would appreciate your support on Monday, April 12, 2010 when the official vote will take place. Other items on the agenda include a rezoning case on Tryon Road and an update on the Tryon Road expansion project.