My name is Audra Killingsworth. I am currently in my second term on the Apex Town Council and am happy to continue serving the residents of Apex. I am honored to be your Mayor Pro Tem!
Over my first term three themes have become my priorities: healthy community, healthy economy, and healthy environment. I work hard to lead with compassion rooted in data driven policy. As an elected leader in a fast-growing municipality, my responsibilities include solutions for everything from potholes to personnel. My time on the Apex Town Council has given me the opportunity to learn first-hand from the residents of Apex. I have worked hard to be inclusive to all of Apex and to protect our community and the environment. For my entire first term, I have been a member of the Finance Committee, addressing the budget details and priorities for the residents of Apex before bringing them before the entire council. I take planning for the future and prioritizing where our dollars go very seriously. During my second term I am serving on the Personnel Committee, addressing the staffing needs of the Town.
My work for Apex extends beyond my role as a member of the Apex Town Council. I have served on the 2019 Wake County Community Health Needs Assessment as a member of Apex’s Community Prioritization Team, identifying the top social determinants of health so that better health policy can be developed. I am active in volunteering for NC CapRAC for the COVID-19 vaccination effort, Habitat for Humanity, The Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC, The Women’s Center, Human Beans, Western Wake Crisis Ministries, Think Apex, Apex Pride, and other humanitarian organizations.
“Difference is of the essence of humanity. Difference is an accident of birth and it should therefore never be the source of hatred or conflict. The answer to difference is to respect it. Therein lies a most fundamental principle of peace: respect for diversity.” John Hume – 1998 Nobel Peace Prize Winner
“There is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it; if only we’re brave enough to be it.” Amanda Gorman – Youth Poet Laureate
“I believe we can move forward with a common purpose, a common goal to keep moving forward. Once we stop moving forward, we will start moving backwards.” Audra Killingsworth
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