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Your neighborhood needs YOU!

Neighborhood councils are real grassroots democracy. Here’s a chance for you to participate in decisions that directly effect you and your community. Come and be a part of it!

The Greater Valley Glen Council will hold elections on May 16 for 20 seats:

  1. District 1 – 2 seats
  2. District 2 – 2 seats
  3. District 3 – 2 seats
  4. District 4 – 2 seats
  5. District 5 – 2 seats
  6. District 6 – 2 seats
  7. Merchants & Business – 2 seats
  8. Commercial property owner – 2 seats
  9. At large – 4 seats

Each seat has a two year term. Please see pages 14-16 of our Bylaws to determine your eligibility for a seat and reference our Boundary Map below.

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Who can run?

If you’re a Valley Glen stakeholder … you can!

A stakeholder, per our bylaws, is defined as: “those who live, work, or own real property in the neighborhood and also those who declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder, defined as a person who affirms a substantial and ongoing participation within the Neighborhood Council’s boundaries and who may be in a community organization such as, but not limited to, educational, non-profit and/or religious organizations.”

This is your chance to have a seat at the table in the room where it happens! We are excited to welcome prospective members to run for a seat. Candidates should have a passion for making a difference in Greater Valley Glen, time to attend our monthly meetings and at least one committee meeting a month.

Learn more about Neighborhood Councils and the upcoming elections by viewing this video and prepare to throw your hat in the ring.

Sign up on the Candidate Registration Portal starting January 31.

Learn more with the Neighborhood Council Candidate Information Guide.

City Clerk NC Elections Portal

See who’s running

Get registration help

2019 Neighborhood Council Candidate Registration Portal – REGISTRATION PROCESS

How to complete the first of part Neighborhood Council candidate filing application

How to complete the second part of a Neighborhood Council candidate filing application.

How to edit your application and upload an optional candidate statement and photo.

Who can vote?

Stakeholders 18 or older can vote for candidates in their area. For example if you are a resident of Area 2 you can vote for the candidates in Area 2 and the at large candidates. Youth age 16-19 may vote for the youth seat. You do not have to be a citizen to vote and you do not need to register online ahead of time to vote.

Election timeline

Candidate Filing Period: January 31-March 4
Candidate Information Session: February 20
Certified Candidate List Available: March 15
Election: May 16, 2019

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