RALEIGH, NC – Raleigh native Bonner Gaylord will run for a fourth term on his hometown’s city council. A council member since 2009, Gaylord is a father of three and the general manager of the North Hills shopping, dining and living community.
“I’ve always believed that to whom much is given, much is expected and continuing to serve on the Raleigh City Council allows me to keep giving back to the city that has given so much to me and my family,” Councilmember Gaylord said of his decision to seek a fourth term. Councilmember Gaylord’s passion for giving back to his community is evident in his deeds as well as his words. Councilmember Gaylord has shaved his head several times to help raise money for childhood cancer research, serves on the board of several local civic organizations and speaks to addiction counseling groups about his brother’s substance abuse history.
Councilmember Gaylord has also been the catalyst and driving force for policies that encourage smart, sustainable growth and sensible transit strategies while protecting the environment and keeping taxes low. His work on the city council enabled Raleigh to enjoy a period of dramatic growth and prosperity following the national financial crisis.
As a city council member, Bonner Gaylord has:
- implemented the popular SeeClickFix app at no cost to Raleigh
- co-founded the innovative CityCamp Raleigh open source technology conference
- pushed through technological initiatives to increase government transparency and accessibility
- ensured Raleigh’s long-term planning documents give businesses and entrepreneurs the confidence and stability to invest in the city
“I love Raleigh, and I love serving Raleigh as a city council member,” Councilmember Gaylord said, adding “Raleigh is thriving and I want to continue working to make my hometown the best place in America to live, work and raise a family.”