Our future depends on protecting and enhancing the benefits that living in Raleigh offers. Safe neighborhoods, clear air and water, vibrant parks, great schools, energy sustainability, arts & culture, a range of transportation options, and a strong business climate will always be priorities for Mayor McFarlane. Businesses are attracted to well-rounded communities that offer a high quality of life for their employees and their families.
During her years on City Council, Nancy has supported new recreation and senior centers, expansion of parks and over 75 miles of new greenways, additional police and fire stations, stepped up acquisition of water supply land buffers, and other measures that led the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to name Raleigh the Most Sustainable Mid-Sized City in the Nation.
As Mayor, Nancy was instrumental in securing an agreement with the state to turn the Dorothea Dix property into a world-class destination park for generations to come.