Steve Rao

Sept. 10 Town Council Meeting

On Tuesday, we had a very productive Council meeting with much activity and interesting discussion. Western Wake Farmers Market  The evening began with a presentation from Jim Pellegrini, President of the Western Wake Farmers Market.    Key benefits of a Farmers Market included the economic benefits, the growth of entrepreneurs in the food industry, and […]


Transportation Secretary Tata addresses NCTA Vendor Council Meeting

I had the honor of recently hosting the North Carolina Technology Association Government Vendor Council meeting, and the speakers were NC Secretary of Transportation,  Anthony Tata, and David Ullmer, the CIO for the NCDOT. The administration is looking more closely to streamline efficiencies, along with implementing more cloud services to reduce IT capital expenditure, and […]

Rufus Eminsten

Rufus Edmisten Reception to Support Steve Rao on Sept. 12

Meet NC political legend Rufus Edmisten, former NC Secretary of State and Attorney General on Thursday, September 12 in Raleigh. He will share his experiences during the Watergate hearings. Reception will be at the offices of Edmisten, Webb & Moore at 132 South Salisbury Street from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Tickets $40/person. Space is limited […]


North Carolina Digital Summit

This week, I attended the North Carolina Digitial Summit, hosted in Raleigh.    This conference brings together state and local government officials to focus on trends in IT governance, IT services, and new and innovative ways to deploy IT strategy.   Most attendees were state agency heads and Chris Estes, State CIO, delivered opening remarks. […]

Steve Rao

August 29 Office Hours

My last Fall Office Hours were productive but not as busy as usual.    Starting next week, Office Hours will move to Fridays at noon. Chia Chi:  Chia Chi runs the IBM Global entreprenenurship Program and is very interested in working with me to offer a more structured mentoring program for the Hottovation program.   […]


August 28 Triangle J Council of Governments Meeting

On August 28 I attended, along with Morrisville Councilwoman Broadwell, the Board of Delegates Meeting for the Triangle J Council of Governments–one of the 17 regional North Carolina Councils of Governments (Region J) established by the North Carolina General Assembly for the purpose of regional planning and administration.  Delegates are encouraged to share this report with their elected colleagues. Recognition […]

Steve Rao

August 27 Council Meeting

We had a very productive and interesting meeting on Tuesday. Invocation was done by Turkish Diwan Center. New Town Manager for Morrisville!    Martha Wheelock, from Winston Salem, was announced as our next Town Manager.   We welcome Martha to Morrisville and look forward to her first day being Sept 10th. Transportation Quarterly Update Transportation […]