Board voted to increase funding to Wake County Public Schools by more than 30% over the past four years.

  • Increased funding to Smart Start to help prepare 1,100 at-risk children for kindergarten

  • Wake Tech is constructing the community college’s new RTP campus, which is set to open in 2018

    Began implementation of the Wake County Transit Plan, which voters approved funding through a 1/2-cent sales tax increase.

  • Started expanding bus service Aug. 6

  • Working now on a design plan for bus rapid transit and commuter rail​

    In 2016, Wake County made 73 announcements that new companies were coming here or existing ones were expanding. They brought with them 4,700+ new jobs and $250 million in investments.

  • So far in 2017, Infosys has selected Raleigh for its 2,000-job tech hub, and Credit Suisse has said it will bring 1,200 positions to Raleigh, among other announcements

    Board unanimously passed the Affordable Housing Plan in October, aimed at creating and preserving affordable housing in Wake County.

  • Formed the Affordable Housing Steering Committee to develop the 20-year action plan

  • Assisted 136 families at Forest Hills Apartments with finding affordable housing

    Board doubled the number of pantries in schools with vulnerable populations to provide students with fresh, healthy food.

  • Served 274,572 meals to children in need through our summer food program

  • Increased funding to provide universal school breakfast to 3,648 WCPSS students

    Board adopted the 2017 Greenway Master Plan in May, which recommends nearly doubling the size of our trail network.

  • Adopted the Parks Facility Master Plan in May, which identifies 100 projects to enhance our 9 parks

  • Created the Water Partnership to address water quantity and quality issues across our region

    Collaborated with partner organizations to hold the county's first Behavioral Health Summit, which more than 200 people attended.

  • Held training sessions on how to connect people experiencing behavioral health issues with permanent supportive housing

  • Guided by the Wake Directors group, which meets regularly and is made up of leaders from Wake County, law enforcement, the court system and the mental health community

    Board established a 1% for Art policy in which funds are set aside during the construction of county buildings for artistic enhancements.

  • Provided funding for an Artist in Residence program and a mural project with the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County

  • Working to create a culture of health by forming the Population Health Task Force