It is been my honor and privilege to serve our community on the Wake County Board of Commissioners. I ran in 2012 to be a sensible, practical voice on our board—the voice of a mother with two kids in public schools, the voice of an advocate for children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness and the voice of someone who loves our community and wants her children to want to stay here when they grow up. I believe that we have accomplished a great deal but we have so much more to do. Wake County is consistently rated as one of the best places to live and work in the country. But with all of the accolades and “best places” lists come challenges. Growth is one of the most important issues facing Wake County today. With a net gain of 63 new residents per day we must focus on balancing the needs of a growing community with keeping our quality of life strong.

Continuing to invest in our community and our people is not only the right thing to do, it is critical to growing our economy, attracting jobs and enhancing our quality of life.

As a member of the Wake County Board of Commissioners, I am a forward-thinking, prudent leader committed to putting solutions first—now and for our future.

About Caroline

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Caroline is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. She has been married to her husband Richard for 22 years and has two children who attend Wake County Public Schools.


Boards and Commissions

  • Alliance Behavioral Healthcare
  • Triangle Family Services
  • Wake County Smart Start
  • North Carolina Interagency Coordinating Council for Children with Disabilities
  • Poe Center for Health Education
  • Partnership to End Homelessness
  • Capital Area Workforce Development Board
  • Wake County Commission on Women
  • WakeEd Partnership Leadership Council

Statewide Leadership

  • Chair, North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, (NCACC) Public Education Committee
  • Member, NCACC Mental Health Task Force
  • Member NCACC Executive Committee
  • Member, NCACC Health and Human Services Committee
  • Triangle J Council of Governments Executive Committee

Community Involvement

  • PTA committee chair and active volunteer
  • Tutor in Wake County public schools
  • Church Youth Leader
  • Sunday School teacher for adults with disabilities
  • Raleigh Kiwanis Club