Raleigh City Council is the governing body for the city of Raleigh.
Raleigh is governed by council-manager government. It is composed of eight members, including the Mayor of Raleigh. Five of the members are elected from the five districts that cover the city. The remaining three, including the mayor, are elected at-large. They are all elected every two years.
Raleigh voters adopted the council/manager form of municipal government on March 18, 1947.
- Nancy McFarlane (mayor)
- Mary-Ann Baldwin (at-large)
- Russ Stephenson (at-large)
- Randall Stagner (District A)
- John Odom (District B)
- Eugene Weeks (District C)
- Thomas Crowder (District D)
- Bonner Gaylord (District E)
City Council Reviews Four Year Terms
At the Sept 4 2012 meeting, the Raleigh City Council accepted the recommendation of the Comprehensive Planning Committee to take no action on a proposed change to four years terms for Mayor and City Council Members.
On August 7 2012, the City Council held a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed change to the term length. Following the public hearing, this item was referred to the Comprehensive Planning Committee for additional study. In accordance with the state's statutory process, the City Council had a maximum of 60 days from August 7, to take action on the item. At the July 3 2012 meeting the Raleigh City Council requested City Attorney Thomas McCormick draft a resolution of intent to change the term of the Mayor and City Council members from two to four years. At the July 17 meeting, the Raleigh City Council approved a resolution of intent and scheduled a public hearing to receive input to change the term of the Mayor and City Council members from two to four years.