Kim Parker endorses Joe

Kim Parker issued the following statement endorsing Joe Bryan for Wake County Commissioner:

Joe has been a compassionate leader who understands the importance of having a humane community. He has worked tirelessly with animal advocates to develop positive steps that have made Wake County a more welcoming place to live. When we first began discussions in the fall of 2009 about how to save more lives at our county shelter, Joe was the first to sign on and give his support. He set up meetings and listened intently to ensure that he had a full understanding of the issues. He championed a change (working with both Republicans and Democrats) in our ordinance that now allows for TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) for community cats in Wake County. This has been a significant improvement that has saved hundreds of cats in our county. Joe has supported the hiring and retention of shelter staff who are dedicated to saving lives and creating model shelter programs. Additionally, Joe was instrumental in adding language to the Wake County Board of Commissioners’ goals that supports a lifesaving mission for animals. Joe will continue to help us build a strong community that is respectful of the valuable role animals play in the livability of our community.

Ann Akland endorses Joe

Ann Akland issued the following statement endorsing Joe Bryan for Wake County Commissioner:

Speaking personally, Gerry & I are proud to endorse Joe Bryan for Wake County Commissioner. We have known Joe & his wife, Jennifer, and family for many years. As mental health advocates, we have followed the work of the Wake County Commissioners very closely. Joe is very careful and deliberate when it comes to spending taxpayer dollars. He takes his job seriously and asks tough questions. And he is a smart leader with many years of experience tackling tough issues that have positioned Wake County to be recognized as a wonderful place to live, go to school, and do business. And for anyone who has a disabled family member as Gerry and I do, you probably already know that Joe has compassion, a willingness to listen, and a history of supporting essential crisis services for people with disabilities. Please make a special effort to get out on election day to cast your vote for another term for Joe Bryan an outstanding Wake County Commissioner. We can’t afford to lose his leadership and experience.

From Health Assessment to Healthy County – National Association of Counties Podcast

Counties across the country are conducting Community Needs Health Assessments (CNHA) as required by law. Wake County, North Carolina has achieved great success in not only building and sustaining partnership to conduct their CNHA, but also to using it to improve the health of their community. Tune in to hear Wake County Chairman Joe Bryan and Regina Petteway, Director for the Division of Administration, discuss their county’s approach and how the CNHA serves as a foundation for fostering and promoting good health.

Listen to the Podcast.

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Happy Independence Day!

We have reached another July 4th and I hope that you will pause and reflect on our nation’s miraculous beginning, our independence from oppression, and the greatness we have achieved over the past centuries. We once again have the opportunity to celebrate the freedom that has been instilled in us as Americans. We are fortunate, as Wake County citizens, to live in the best county in the Union!

I encourage you to take a moment to remember those who braved new territory and ensured our freedoms by signing the Declaration of Independence.

Please take time to give thanks to the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our liberty and our way of life, and pray for those who are currently in harms way serving our nation.

I wish you all a very safe and happy Fourth of July.