The TCC had Another Successful Coffee Chat with the City of Durham Elected Officials and Staff

The Triangle Community Coalition had another successful Coffee Chat with the City of Durham Elected Officials and Staff on December 3, 2014.

Joining our members in an informal chat were Mayor Bill Bell, Mayor Pro-Tem Cora Cole-McFadden, Councilor Eddie Davis, Councilor Don Moffitt and Councilor Steve Schewel.

City/County Staff included City Manager Tom Bonfield, Deputy City Manager Keith Chadwell, Deputy City Manager Bo Ferguson, Deputy City Manager Wanda Page, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager Karmisha Wallace, City/County Planning Director Steve Medlin and City/County Inspections Director Gene Bradham.

We provided the City/County of Durham leadership with a better perspective of the Triangle Community Coalition’s goal to be a proactive partner in growth and land use issues and to work with senior staff and elected officials to develop policies, regulations, and procedures to encourage economic development, produce predictable (yet flexible) outcomes for all stakeholders, and protect the community’s interests.

The city appreciated the TCC’s ability to offer objective facts and information in efforts to improve public policy debates and create effective working relationships between the business community and local government. We had some great interaction with the TCC membership in attendance and had opportunity to talk about the following:

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Raleigh GI/LID Draft Work Plan

The City of Raleigh has hired a consultant to develop a Work Plan for Green Infrastructure/Low Impact Development for storm water. The first stakeholder meeting was held on November 12th to introduce the work plan and see how it has worked in other cities throughout the nation. The next meeting is scheduled for December 10th at 6:00 at City Hall. The plan will then be presented to Council in January 2015. The TCC has been an active member in this stakeholder group and welcomes any comments or suggestions to take to the next meeting. Please contact Jacob Rogers at jrogers@tricc.org with any comments. To view and download the draft Work Plan click here: GI-LID Draft Work Plan.

TCC Luncheon Learn – November 12, 2014 “The Political Environment for Business 2014: Staying Ahead of the Curve”

Triangle Community Coalition (TCC) November 12, 2014 Luncheon Learn

The Political Environment for Business 2014: Staying Ahead of the Curve

The TCC and Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® Government Affairs Committee hosted a joint Luncheon Learn program with Keynote Speaker, Joe Stewart, Executive Director of NC FreeEnterprise Foundation.

After the most expensive mid-term elections in Wake County and North Carolina’s history, what will the results mean for the Triangle’s residents and businesses as we face continued growth and a desire for the quality of life that is bringing that growth?  Mr. Stewart provided an incisive post-election recap for North Carolina which included the following information:

  • Fracking, education, and jobs were a few of the hottest issues with the past election.
  • Many voters are now looking at the actual candidates rather than political parties.
  • Voters in suburban areas are more interested in candidates than political parties.
  • Voter demographics are changing as more of the millennial generation registers to vote.
  • Unaffiliated voters are growing and now account for 1/3 of North Carolina voters.
  • North Carolina’s politics has become nationalized but local issues still matter.
  • North Carolina is growing in the urban areas, but 1 in 2 North Carolina counties lost
    population between 2010 and 2013.
  • We are likely to see large sums of outside money again for the 2016 elections.
  • 2016 will bring presidential, gubernatorial, and senate elections.
  • There will be a formal selection for NC House Speaker in December 2014.


Again, the Triangle Community Coalition thanks Mr. Stewart for his time.

To view the photos and the PowerPoint presentation shown at the program, please visit the TCC Website at www.tricc.org.

Thank you to our sponsors for their support to the TCC and the Luncheon Learn Programs!​     ​

Smith Anderson   Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce   Smith Moore Leatherwood 

Williams Property Group   K&L Gates   Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®  

Triangle Apartment Association   Allen Tate Companies   Gaines & Company   

Sepi Engineering   Northwood Ravin  Ramey Kemp & Associates   Ammons Development

Toll Brothers, Inc.  Taylor Wiseman & Taylor   Duke Energy    McAdams   ​​     

Morningstar Law Group   Newland Communities   WSP   M/I Homes   Stantec   

Tri Properties   Kilpatrick Stockton   Withers & Ravenel   Community Properties

The Triangle Community Coalition Coffee Chat with the Town of Apex

The Triangle Community Coalition had another successful Coffee Chat with the Town of Apex Elected Officials and Staff on November 12, 2014.  

Joining our members in an informal chat were Councilor Nicole Dozier, Councilor Denise Wilkie and Councilor Bill Jensen.  Staff included Town Manager Bruce Radford, Assistant Town Manager Drew Havens, Planning Director Dianne Khin, Communications Manager Stacie Galloway, Parks & Rec Director John Brown, Engineering Director Kent Jackson, Economic Development Director Joanna Helms, Public Works Director Tim Donnelly and Police Chief John Letteney.

We provided the Town of Apex leadership with a better perspective of the Triangle Community Coalition’s goal to be a proactive partner in growth and land use issues and to work with senior staff and elected officials to develop policies, regulations, and procedures to encourage economic development, produce predictable (yet flexible) outcomes for all stakeholders, and protect the community’s interests.

The town appreciated the TCC’s ability to offer objective facts and information in efforts to improve public policy debates and create effective working relationships between the business community and local government.  We had some great interaction with the TCC membership in attendance and had opportunity to talk about the following:

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TCC November 12, 2014 Luncheon Learn

The Political Environment for Business 2014: Staying Ahead of the Curve

The TCC and Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® Government Affairs Committee hosted a joint Luncheon Learn program with Keynote Speaker, Joe Stewart, Executive Director of NC FreeEnterprise Foundation.

After the most expensive mid-term elections in Wake County and North Carolina’s history, what will the results mean for the Triangle’s residents and businesses as we face continued growth and a desire for the quality of life that is bringing that growth? Mr. Stewart provided an incisive post-election recap for North Carolina which included the following information:

  • Fracking, education, and jobs were a few of the hottest issues with the past election.
  • Many voters are now looking at the actual candidates rather than political parties.
  • Voters in suburban areas are more interested in candidates than political parties.
  • Voter demographics are changing as more of the millennial generation registers to vote.
  • Unaffiliated voters are growing and now account for 1/3 of North Carolina voters.
  • North Carolina’s politics has become nationalized but local issues still matter.
  • North Carolina is growing in the urban areas, but 1 in 2 North Carolina counties lost population between 2010 and 2013.
  • We are likely to see large sums of outside money again for the 2016 elections.
  • 2016 will bring presidential, gubernatorial, and senate elections.
  • There will be a formal selection for NC House Speaker in December 2014.

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