THANK YOU!

Friends,

Thank you for all of your contributions and support for my re-election campaign.

Running for election is always a team effort and I'm proud to be a part of your team -- and I hope to continue to earn your support as your At-Large Council representative.

I'm humbled by your support and friendship. I hope you will always share your thoughts and ideas with me so that we can continue -- together -- to make Cary the best place to live, work and play.

THANK YOU!

- Ed

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I’ve been honored to serve as an At-large Town Council member for the past five years - listening, working hard and getting things done.  With your vote, I will continue to strengthen Cary today, while preparing for tomorrow and honoring our past.  I would appreciate your vote on October 10th.

Over the last 5 years, we’ve accomplished a lot in Cary, including:

  • Maintained the lowest property tax rate in Wake County
  • Maintained the highest possible bond ratings, allowing Cary to get the lowest interest rates
  • Brought thousands of good jobs to Cary
  • Completed the Academy Street streetscape project and Downtown Park phase one
  • Expanded parks and greenways, including the new Downtown Park and its signature fountain
  • Renovated the historic Cary Theater
  • Opened two new fire stations
  • Expanded the Cary Tennis Center and Wake Med Soccer Park
  • Hired a highly qualified Town Manager and Town Clerk 
  • Adopted the Cary Community Plan
  • Received numerous national accolades such as “Best City” and “Safest City”

 

I’ve led initiatives to serve citizens, including:

  • Established the Historic Preservation Commission
  • Launched the Aging Issues Task Force
  • Championed the Cary Garden for Wildlife and Green Neighborhoods programs
  • Worked with the Chamber of Commerce on large economic development opportunities
  • Cooperated with developers to preserve historic structures
  • Served as Council liaison to the Environmental Advisory Board, Historic Preservation Commission and 8 local and regional organizations
  • I’ve never missed a regular council meeting or work session and I’ve attended approximately 350 Council-related events each year

 

If re-elected, I will continue those priorities and:

  • Keep Cary citizens at the top of the organization chart
  • Continue to be one of the safest cities in America
  • Maintain our exceptional economic well being and financial health
  • Provide exceptional public services: police and fire protection, roads and sidewalks, water and sewer, garbage collection and recycling and inspections and permits
  • Advocate for a new western Cary Community Center
  • Redevelop the Cary Towne Center Mall
  • Establish the Eastern Gateway property as a premier and unique destination center
  • Continue the redevelopment of downtown including phase two of the park while maintaining harmony between the old and the new
  • Remediate stormwater issues
  • Accelerate construction of sidewalks
  • Address the evolving needs of our fast-growing aging population
  • Focus on compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Work to combat the growing opioid abuse epidemic
  • Form a task force on trees and preservation of natural open space
  • Re-establish a heritage tree program
  • Support a vibrant arts and culture climate
  • Keep focus on our infrastructure (much of it now aging) throughout town
  • And, yes, advocate for more pickleball courts

I’m Ed Yerha, your Mayor Pro Tem and Council At-Large representative, and I ask for your vote on October 10.

 


  • From the blog

    Busy Week!

    This has been a busy week as we get closer to the Cary elections on October 10th.

    LEdYerha4-goodhopelecturn.jpgast Sunday, I attended the dedication of Good Hope Farm with councilmembers Jennifer Robinson, Jack Smith and Lori Bush. What a wonderful way to celebrate our heritage and preserve our land and open space for the future.

    Tuesday evening was a Town Boards and Commissions event

    Wednesday involved a proclamation with the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

    Friday I attended the 20 year anniversary of the UNC Rex Cary Campus with councilmember Bush

    Saturday, I attended the Dragon Boat festival and the Kids Together Walk, Run and Roll for Inclusiveness. (Dragon Boat photo by Fire Rose Photography)

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    I'm honored to be able to attend these many events as your Cary Mayor Pro Tem.