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Re-elect Crowder for Council Campaign Kick-off – MAY 10TH

Join us on Wednesday, May 10th from 5:30 to 7:00PM at Sitti Restaurant in Downtown Raleigh
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RALEIGH, March 23, 2017: Join the Junior League of Raleigh (JLR) on Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2017, for the Women Leaders in Public Service Panel at the Julia Jones Daniels Center for Community Leadership, 711 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.  This event will present the topic of “Women At the Forefront: Making An Impact for Today and Tomorrow” and will feature a panel discussion including several of Raleigh’s most influential civic leaders as they discuss the importance of females serving in leadership positions across Wake County. Our distinguished panelists will include:

  • Nancy McFarlane, City of Raleigh Mayor
  • Kay Crowder, District D Council Member
  • Cynthia Ball, Representative, NC General Assembly
  • The Honorable Becky Holt, Wake County Superior Court Judge
  • Christine Kushner, Wake County Public Schools Board Member
  • Roxie Cash, Wake County Public Schools Board Member

The discussion will be moderated by Jennifer Reel, Executive Vice President, JLR. Organized by the Junior League of Raleigh’s Government Relations & Public Affairs (GRAPA) team, the “Women at the Forefront” event is free and open to the public and is designed to engage the community in the political process as well as educate attendees about policy issues that are important to our area.

“We are thrilled to have these outstanding women in the community participating in such an important conversation discussing the policy issues that impact the community in which we live and work,” said Rebecca Ayers, JLR President.

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Bringing Business & Community Engagement Experience, Sound Judgment, and a Steady Hand to Office

Raleigh, North Carolina – March 20, 2017 – Kay Crowder, a lifelong Raleigh resident, announces her candidacy for re-election as the District D representative to the Raleigh City Council.

Kay Crowder has served as District D City Councilor since she was appointed in 2014 to continue the work of her late husband Thomas Crowder. Kay was then elected in 2015 and selected by her fellow city councilors as Mayor Pro-Tem. She is a native of District D, and has lived in the Avent West Community for over 30 years. Her professional experience is in sales, marketing, management, and finance. Early in her career, she was General Sales Manager at WPTF-TV, where she managed a large staff that produced annual sales in the millions. More recently, she worked for the financial services firm Edward Jones.

“I am delighted and honored to announce my candidacy for reelection as District D City Councilor. During my term, I have gained deep insight into the complexities of city government including its capabilities and limitations. Like countless others, I know that Raleigh is the best place to live in America. But it is only as good as the neighborhoods and the people living in them. The foundation of District D’s thriving communities is built on good jobs, superb schools and universities, world-class parks and recreation, and a vibrant arts scene. District D neighborhoods are safe, affordable, fun for children, and attractive to people from all cultures. To continue to attract strong companies with good jobs, we must continue to enhance and expand the institutions and infrastructure that support our high quality of life.”

Councilor Crowder plans to continue her advocacy work on behalf of District D and Raleigh over the next two years. This work includes implementing the transit plan, building additional sidewalks and bus shelters, expanding affordable housing options, improving our stormwater runoff program, and managing the city’s growth. In addition, she will be a key leader in the Avery Ferry Road Corridor Study: “I will be working with my community through the Avent Ferry Road Corridor Study to develop a vision for the future character of the road and adjacent land uses. As a member of the Dorothea Dix Master Planning Executive Committee, I will also need the community’s help to create a premier destination park for our community, state, and nation – right here in District D!”

As Mayor Pro Tem, Kay has proven herself to be a valued partner with the Mayor and the City Manager. In this role, she has facilitated council meetings in the Mayor’s absence and represented the Mayor and City Council at a variety of civic and community events.

Crowder has worked diligently over the past two years to develop an active communications link between the people and the district. She uses her deep connections in both the private and public sectors to stay in touch with citizens and business owners to ensure that she understands their needs and desires.

“I look forward to a positive campaign, meeting citizens, and tackling new challenges. One of the most enjoyable parts of this job has been helping citizens connect to their city government. I will continue to work hard to facilitate effective solutions whenever possible. From my varied experiences in the private sector and local government, I have honed the “people skills” needed to bring all of our citizens together toward common goals and unity.

Because in District D, y’all still means all, and always will.”

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