Policy and Initiatives

Pond in the Villages of Apex

Healthy Environment

  • Tree replacement
  • Paris Climate Resolution
  • Clean Energy Initiative
  • Setup of stormwater utility
  • Solar installations
  • SolSmart City (Gold designation)
  • Tree City
  • Bee City
  • Butterfly City (initiated)
  • Environmental Advisory Board
  • 100 foot stream buffer for streams flowing to Jordan Lake
  • Lower density closer to Jordan Lake

Effective leadership is not just defined by growth and development, it also means embracing diversity, honoring history, and the contributions of women and minorities in the Peak of Good Living. Here are just some of the resolution or proclamations I have written or supported for Apex:

  • Resolution for Indigenous People’s Day – October 2018; culminating in October 2019
  • Paris Climate Resolution – January 2019
  • Clean Energy Initiative – January 2019
  • Black History Month – February 2019, February 2020
  • Women’s History Month – March 2019
  • ERA Resolution – April 2019
  • Resolution for Affordable Housing Funds – April 2019
  • LGBTQIA Month – June 2019
  • And more!
Top: Welcoming the newly-elected Mayor Jacques Gilbert. Bottom left: honoring Mr. Lynn Council. Bottom right: Celebrating Apex’s first Indigenous People’s Day.
Bench placed in front of the Apex Police Department to honor Mr. Lynn Council

WAKE COUNTY 2019 COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT: Access to healthcare is an important issue to me, and an individual’s ability to partake in quality healthcare reflects a variety of social determinants. As part of this countywide task force addressing social determinants of health, I gathered information about health issues specifically affecting the Apex area and provided direction on moving forward with policy addressing our largest health needs.  Social determinants of health include the following: Transportation/Transit, Employment, Access to Care, Mental Health, Housing and Homelessness, Substance Use Disorders, Family/Community/Social Support,  Education, Built Environment, Quality of Care, Physical Health,  Environmental Quality, Safety, Food Security, Diet and Exercise, Income, Maternal and Infant Health, Length of Life, Disability, Sexual Health, and Tobacco Use.

TOWN OF APEX ENVIRONMENT: Directly addressing environmental issues is a priority for me, and Apex is now a Tree City, SolSmart City (gold designation), and working on becoming Bee City and Butterfly City. As a member of the Town Council, I helped establish an environmental review advisory board, increased our green space and provided tree protection guidance. In order to lower the Town’s carbon footprint Apex has added solar to town-owned buildings, and has hired a sustainability manager.

LAND USE: The Town Council is constantly working to make sure Apex remains the Peak of Good Living. During my tenure on council this included an updated land use map called Advance Apex, which guides development within Apex, including our new adopted Downtown Plan focusing on enhancing our Downtown through adding something for everyone, including adding trees to our streetscape, adding parking spaces, way finding signs, expanded alleyways, common areas, increased seating for dining. As a member of Town Council, we have worked with the school system to expand the number of schools and school capacity to make sure Apex children have less crowded schools.

TOWN OF APEX AFFORDABLE HOUSING PLAN: Apex has been in the midst of a housing boom for many years, and new housing prices have become out of reach for many long term residents, as well as lower- and middle-income people.  I have worked to ensure that new neighborhoods include affordable housing units, and Apex has passed an Affordable Housing Plan to diversify how we address the need for affordable housing within the Town of Apex.

Working with the Town Council