Mordecai CAC

the key to strong community 

The Mordecai CAC is reorganizing! We will meet on March 10 at the Mordecai Visitors Center. Get involved as we determine the future of our community organization. We will continue to make plans and seek feedback. What should our new name and mission be? What is your vision for a community organization? Join the discussion. If you can't attend the meetings you can watch them on Facebook live. 

If you'd like to join our leadership team or share your ideas, please email Dana and James at  

Please join us:

Tuesday, March 10, 7:30-8:45pm
at the Mordecai Visitors Center 

  • Welcome / Introductions /Minutes- James Troxler
  • Police Report - Robert Smith
  • Parks and Recreation Report - Josh Ingersoll
  • Updates from the RCAC- James Troxler
  • Proposals and updates from the MCAC Leadership team (Schedule, Meeting locations, Officer elections) Dana Deaton
  • Treasurer Report- Joe Layton
  • Community Input Session- Next Steps for the Mordecai CAC (Name, Mission Statement, Top Five Priorities) Reid Serozi, (30 minutes) 


Save the Date and start planning!: 

Community Yard Sale Day:  Saturday, April 25


Learn more about Raleigh Village East: 

For a few years, a small group of neighbors has investigated establishing an “Aging In Place” virtual village in Pilot Mill, Capitol Park, Mordecai, East Mordecai, Oakdale, Oakwood, Oakdale, and Capitol Heights. We have now created a Board of Directors, incorporated as Raleigh Village East, formed a 501(c)(3), raised some modest funds, and formed committees to work on fundraising, grant writing, publicity, social events, and more. We have also formed task groups of neighbors to research what services exist in our community and to determine what more is needed for us to age comfortably in our homes. We are a work in progress and we hope you will join us in this effort.

We will hold an RVE Information Session on March 15, 2020, at 3:00pm at Burning Coal Theatre to let you know where we are in our planning and how you can help, as well as to hear from you about your interests and needs.

Please share this event with friends who may be interested.

 RSVP here! 

Metal Recycling:

Welcome to a head-banging recycling program by Mordecai CAC neighbors. First pick-up is scheduled for April 2020! More info here: 


MCAC Minutes, February 11, 2020

41 people in attendance. 

Welcome, January minutes approved - James Troxler

Statement by MCAC Leadership - Dana Deaton (see statement here)

Police Report - Officer Smith

Over past 30 days, 1 break and enter in auto parts store. 1 larceny already cleared by arrest. 2 thefts from unsecured motor vehicles. Please lock your doors! Graffiti tagging is still on the rise, please call if you notice any new tags. 919-831-6311 for non- emergency matters such as reporting graffiti, 

Parks and Recreation - Josh Ingersoll

  • February - health awareness month. Free use of Halifax Community Center for the month
  • February 22 - Black History trolley tour at Mordecai Historic Park.
  • Currently updating electrical system at Mordecai, fencing should be down and work completed by early April.
  • A large oak tree was recently removed near the chapel.  The tree was diseased, and attempts had been made to save it for several years. 

Blount/Person Corridor Project -  Beth Quinn, Senior Engineer City of Raleigh
All paving is done and curb ramp work is beginning. 3 have been completed but about 300 have yet to begin! There may be some lane closures doing ramp work but traffic will always be flowing. Currently, there are only temporary pavement markings which might need to be re- applied before permanent paint is applied April 1.  There was discussion about the lane issues near the Peace/Person intersection, Delway, and Sasser.  The pavement marking that are there now are not permanent. Adjustments are still being made.  If you have concerns about the lane markings, please email Beth at


Raleigh Village East - Sara Stohler, RVE President
Aging in Place Community for the Mordecai, Oakwood, Oakdale, Pilot Mill, East Mordecai, Capital Heights, and Capitol Park area!  

Information meeting will take place March 15, 3 pm at Burning Coal Theater

Completely volunteer driven, based on Beacon Hill model. Currently there are 200+ Aging In Place villages across the country. The goal is to allow people to age in their own homes. 55 or older can be members, but younger people are needed as volunteers. There will be membership fees, which will be determined after the March 15 information meeting.  Services for members will include transportation, health care home services coordination, non- health services to home such as food and home repair, pet care and needs, technology and computer/phone assistance, yard and garden maintenance, social, physical and educational activities, money management/avoiding fraud.

To sign up for the mailing list or to get more information, please visit the RVE website: 


US Census 2020 - Sharon Howell
April 1st is Census Day! Make sure you fill out your card, it’s important everyone is counted so we don’t miss out on grants, federal money, etc.  If you do not fill out your census card, a representative will come to your home to gather information.  Note: The census worker should never come in your house or ask for money.  There have been some reported cases of fraud, so please call 911 if someone is falsely identifying themselves as a census worker. 

The US Census is hiring!  Many employees are needed in Raleigh, and there are full time and part time positions available at competitive salaries. These jobs are great for students or retired individuals wanting to earn some extra money! The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of temporary positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.If you are interested please visit


Community Feedback Session- Reid Serozi
Reid led the group in several feedback activities. Participants divided into four groups of 7-10 people, and discussed the following. Groups had one representative present their points, and then place post-it notes on a chart . 

  • Clearly lay out the Issue and the key frustrations related to it.

“I don’t like that…”  What were some of the issues with the CACs? Why did the council eliminate the program? 

  • Imagine that you are going up an elevator in 5 years and others around you are talking about your future community association.

Describe it in short phrases.  What can our community organization look like in 5 years?  

The Leadership Team will also send an online survey to collect feedback from residents who were not able to attend the meeting. Anyone who wishes to get involved with the Leadership Team please email

Motion- Philip Bernard
At the conclusion of the feedback session,  Dana Deaton pointed out that the reorganization of the CAC should be voted on. Philip Bernard made the following motion, which was seconded.  Following our bylaws, the vote will take place at the next meeting on March 10.  Motion: 

"The Mordecai CAC will form a new community association, apart from the city, which will work to advocate for the greater Mordecai community and all of our neighbors." 

The meeting was adjourned at 9pm. 

Next meeting:  Tuesday, March 10, 7:30pm.  Topic:  Organization of a new Community Association.


Mordecai CAC

Join us:
Second Tuesdays, 7:30pm
Mordecai Historic Park Visitors Center
1101 Wake Forest Road

The Mordecai CAC covers several downtown neighborhoods and includes all residents north of Peace Street and south of Atlantic Avenue, between Brookside and West Street.
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