James West,
Chair

2401 Sanderford Road
Raleigh, NC 27610

Wake County: 919-856-5573
Phone: 919-856-5573
Fax: 919-856-5699

Email: james.west@wakegov.com

Appointed: 2010
Re-elected: 2012
Term expires: December 2016

PROFESSIONAL

1995–Present ​NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, Raleigh, NC
Director of County Operations Emeritus
1995–Present NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, Raleigh, NC
Associate Tenured Professor Emeritus
1995–Present J WEST ASSOCIATES, INC., Raleigh, NC
Consultant
Select Workshops:
  • Program Model for Planned Change, Alcorn State Univ. Extension Program (ASUEP)
  • Leadership and Process Management for Continuous Quality Improvement (ASUEP)
  • Conflict Management and Change, North Carolina Institute for Government
2009–Present ​ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY, Lorman, MS
Adjunct Professor
Course: Special Problems in Agricultural Education (Course AN601)

REGIONAL, STATE & NATIONAL LEADERSHIP

  • Raleigh City Council
    • Raleigh City Council, District C Representative, 1999-2010
    • Mayor Pro Tem, 2003-2010
    • Committees:
      • Budget & Economic Development, Co-Chair
      • Law & Public Safety
      • Public Works

PUBLIC SERVICE & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES 

  • Founder, Wake County Collaborative Partnership in Excellence in Youth Development
  • Founder, Southeast Raleigh Assembly (SERA)
  • Charter Member, Wake County Voter Education Coalition
  • Century Club Member, Wake County Democratic Party
  • Chair, Garner Schools Area Advisory Council
  • Founding Co-Chair, Raleigh South Citizen Advisory Council (CAC)
  • Chair, Southeast Community Land Use Planning Task Force
  • President, Fred A. Smith Elementary School Parent Teacher Association
  • Raleigh-Wake Citizen Association
  • City of Raleigh Board of Adjustments
  • Louisburg College Board of Trustees

EDUCATION

  • NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, Raleigh, NC
    • Post-doctoral study, Legislative Process, 1995
    • Post-doctoral study, Advanced Management, 1981
    • Doctor of Education, Adult and Community College Education, 1981
    • Master of Education, Adult and Community College Education, 1971
  • NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY, Greensboro, NC
    • Bachelor of Sciences, Agricultural Engineering, 1964