During the event, Mayor Baldwin’s remarks focused on the state of Raleigh and where we are as a business community. She addressed the changes surrounding the upcoming municipal election, the importance of greenway spaces during the pandemic, and the need for a commuter rail as big businesses are making their way to the Raleigh-Durham area.
Chair Calabria acknowledged the work Wake County is doing surrounding affordable housing, food security, employment, small business assistance programs, economic development, and its COVID-19 response. During his presentation, Chair Calabria expressed his gratitude to all of Wake County’s leaders as they worked diligently during the COVID-19 pandemic creating education initiatives such as Wake ThreeSchool and universal pre-K for low-income four-year-olds. Chair Calabria, along with the other Wake County Commissioners, is continuing to work towards a creating a greater way for residents to live, work, and learn.
Chair Sutton addressed the state of Wake County’s School System. During his remarks, he thanked the Wake County Public School System faculty and staff for their persistence in educating our students during the pandemic. In his presentation, Chair Sutton announced Wake County is working to onboard more bus drivers for the upcoming school year, new learning initiatives, and overcoming setbacks that many students and teachers experienced during remote learning.
The event was followed up by a moderated Q&A session, where Mayor Baldwin, Chair Calabria, and Chair Sutton had the opportunity to answer questions from the audience.
Make sure to register now for the Raleigh Chamber/CPI Security First Responders Appreciation Breakfast on Sept. 24. We will celebrate and show appreciation for our first responders, who risk their lives to save others.