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COUNCIL MEMBER PROFILE

Name

Jennifer Robinson

Street Address

106 Chertsey Court, Cary, NC 27519
NOTE: All mail for Town-related business should be sent to the mailing address below

District

A

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Mailing Address

c/o Town of Cary, P.O. Box 8005, Cary, NC 27512-8005

Phone

919-469-4011

Fax

919-460-4910

Email

jennifer.robinson@townofcary.org

 

VITAL STATISTICS

Place of Birth

Fairfax, VA

Date of Birth

1970

Other placed (cities) lived

Charlottesville, VA

Number of Years as Cary Resident

Since 1995

Number of terms served on Town Council (including current)

First appointed term: 1999-2001
First elected term: 2001-2005
Second term: 2005-2009
Third term: 2009-2013
Fourth term: 2013-2017

Expiration Date of current term

December 2017

Other political offices and/or appointments held, now or in the past

Growth Management Advisory Panel

Current Employer

SAS

Current Occupation

Software Development

Other occupations or previous employers of interest

Rhone-Poulenc Ag Company, American Management Systems (AMS), Eagle Vision Software Technologies,

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices,Business Systems Solutions

 

EDUCATION

Highest grade completed

Undergraduate

Degree(s) obtained

B.A. in English and Studio Arts

School(s) attended

University of Virginia

Primary areas of study

English, Studio Arts

 

PERSONAL

Marital Status

Married

Number of children

4

Number of school age children

4

Church, religious denomination

Apex Baptist Church

Current Party Affiliation

Republican

Current Civic Club Membership(s)

Cary Women’s Giving Network (2011 – 2014; Chair)

Cary Chamber of Commerce

Charitable Work

Cary Family YMCA (Board Member and Captain for We Build People Campaign) (2013 – 2016)

NW Cary YMCA Board Member (2016 - present)

Local Boards

Cary Economic Development Committee (2001 – present)

Cary Public Art Advisory Board, Liaison (2010 – 2013)

Cary Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Advisory Board, Liaison (2008 – 2010)

Cary Planning and Zoning Board, Liaison (2003 – 2008)

Cary Tree Preservation Task Force (2006)

Ethics Committee (2003)

Cary Growth Management Task Force (1998)

Operations Committee (2011 – 2013; Chair)

Planning and Development Committee (2000 – 2011)

Hotel, Occupancy, Meals and Beverages Tax Committee

NC 55& I-540 Small Area Plan (Alston Avenue)

Regional Boards

Triangle J Council of Governments – Executive and Governing Board (2014 - 2016; Chair)

GoTriangle Board of Directors (2016 - 2017; Chair)

Regional Transportation Alliance – Tri Map Group

Reality Check Regional Growth Study

Cary Chatham Joint Issues Committee, Co-Chair

Joint School Board/Cary Council Working Group

Cary Morrisville Joint Issues Committee

North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM) Governing Board and Executive Committee (2010 -  2016)

North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM)General Government Legislative Action Committee (2014 - 2015)

Current Professional Association Membership

North Carolina Association of Realtors

Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors

Awards, Honors, Recognitions

Goodman Fellow – Graduate of Leadership Triangle Regional Class, Scholarship Recipient

Home Builder Association of Raleigh Wake County Outstanding Official of the Year (2009)

UNC School of Government Leadership Academy Graduate (2014)

Cary Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year (2014)

Cary Magazine Woman of Wake County (2014)

 

Jennifer Robinson first visited Cary in 1986 for Cary Band Day as a member of her northern Virginia high school’s marching band. Having never forgotten the beautiful and friendly town, Jennifer returned in 1995 with her husband in search of a great community in which to work and raise a family, and it didn’t take long for Jennifer and Paul to regard Cary as “home.”

Once the couple moved into the Preston Village neighborhood, Jennifer became involved in local land use matters. She led grassroots efforts to advocate for the placement and design of Green Hope Elementary, the construction of Louis Stephens Drive, the widening of Davis Drive, and zoning conditions for several rezoning requests. Her citizen activism led to her being appointed to the Town’s Growth Management Task Force in 1998, followed soon after by her appointment to the Town Council in 1999.

Jennifer believes that a leader must have a vision, be collaborative, act as an ambassador for her community, and possess a strong resolve to get things done. She places a priority on having forward-thinking planning, a conservative budget, environmental stewardship, and excellent infrastructure, services and amenities. And throughout her service to Cary, she has adhered to these tenets in order to maximize her office’s betterment of Cary.

Drawing on her experience as a business analyst, Jennifer researches each issue in depth and is highly regarded for her ability to dissect a complex problem and find resolution among dissenting parties. Jennifer works to improve Cary’s economy as a member of the Town’s Economic Development Committee and the Cary Chamber of Commerce. In addition to tackling many local issues through her involvement on Cary boards and commissions, Jennifer represents our area on several regional boards to address issues that transcend Cary’s borders such as future development and population increases, economic development, transportation, water quality, and environmental protection. She values and enjoys positive, effective relationships with members of local and state governments and works hard to find solutions through vision, leadership, and collaboration.

Over the course of her tenure on the Council, Jennifer has spearheaded many policies, laws, and initiatives that have improved our community, including the Western Wake Regional Library, the A.M. Howard Agriculture Park, Cary’s land banking program, Cary’s multi-use path system, greater focus on urban design for public projects, Carpenter Elementary School, grade separated greenway crossings, joint land use planning with Chatham County, and collector road standards. As the representative for western Cary, she is particularly interested in ensuring that new developments are upheld to high standards and that Cary’s remarkable network of amenities and services are extended to our newer neighborhoods.

Jennifer focuses on protecting the quality of our community with the hope that the work done today will ensure that Cary is a premier place to live for future generations.