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2014 Morrisville Town Council Retreat

The 2014 Council had one of our most productive retreats this year, thanks to the strong leadership of Town Manager, Martha Wheelock, Mayor Stohlman and the preparation of the staff.   I thank Margaret Broadwell and Jim Klopovic for attending from the public and to Aliana Ramos who commuted for both days of the retreat. […]

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Celebrating at the Morrisville Chamber Annual Meeting

On Friday, I enjoyed the Morrisville Chamber Annual meeting and I personally thank Carlotta, Outgoing Chair, Jeff Sheehan,, the Board, and all of the Ambassadors and volunteers, who work so hard to continue to grow Morrisville into one of the most dynamic and innovative Towns in the region. Carlotta updated all of us on the […]

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Transportation Solution for Morrisville

On Tuesday, I addressed the Wake County Commissioners, sharing with them my concern that our region needs to have transit on the ballot as a viable transportation solution. Such a solution will create jobs, enhance our economic competitiveness against other innovation regions like Boston and Silicon Valley, and also take traffic off our ever increasing […]

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My Thoughts on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday

Yesterday, I attended the MLK Prayer Breakfast at the Sheraton Imperial. It was inspiring to hear Rev. Otis Moss, pastor of United Church of Christ in Chicago. David Crabtree, Anchor at WRAL, spoke about his recent trip to South Africa and the impact Mandela and King had on his life. Other elected officials also shared their […]

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President Obama’s remarks at NC State

   I greatly enjoyed the President’s remarks on the economy during his visit to Raleigh yesterday. We were especially excited to hear from him that the Triangle will be an innovation hub for the next generation manufacturing. The President reminded us of the critical role universities play in research and development, which eventually benefits the private […]

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Jan 6- Jan 11 Week in Review

I had a very productive week with activity always increasing in Morrisville. Triangle J Meeting with Secretary Tata  Secretary Tata spent an hour with Mayors and elected officials, highlighting progress the DOT has made in the areas of customer service, job creation, and the success of the strategic funding formula.    I was excited to […]

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Meeting with Mayor Stohlman and DOT Secretary Tata

On Friday am,  Mayor Stohlman and I met with DOT Secretary Tata to discuss the possibilities for the state to provide matches in funding or to provide credits to Morrisville if we fund via bond or through the General Fund widening of state roads, most notably Morrisville Carpenter Road and NC 54 Bypass. I am […]

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Councilman Steve Rao honors Nelson Mandela at First Baptist Church

Members of the Clergy, Rev. Harshaw, Congressman Price, Mayor Mcfarlane,  Senator Blue,  distinguished guests,  It is an honor to be here today and I thank each of you for hosting this memorial service. “Generations to come will scarce believe that one such as this in flesh and blood walked this earth”.   Albert Einstein 1947 These […]