James West

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 and Sworn In: September 20, 2010
Re-elected: 2012
Term expires: December 2016


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


CERTIFICATION AND TRAINING

  • Certified Human Patterns Analyst, North Carolina State Univ., 1995
  • Certified Citizens Politics Facilitator, Hubert Humphrey Institute, Univ. of Minnesota, 1995
  • Conflict Resolution Trainer, Institute of Conflict Analysis & Resolution, George Mason Univ., 1995
  • Certified Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Facilitator, North Carolina State Univ., 1994
  • Organizational Change and Transitional Trainer, Indiana Univ. & Purdue Univ., 1990
  • Teambuilding and Personality Profile Analysis Training, North Carolina State Univ., 1988
  • Marketing and Program Interpretation Training, Cornell Univ., 1988
  • Family and Community Leadership Public Issues Education Training, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 1987
  • Transactional Analysis (TA) Training, Truil & Pepe Executive Counseling Associates, 1985


RECENT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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)


SELECTED PUBLIC AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

Elected

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

Civic

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