Mordecai CAC

the key to strong community 

Please join your neighbors at our monthly community meetings.  The Mordecai CAC meets at 7:30pm in the Visitors Center at the Mordecai Historic Park on the second Tuesday of each month, September-June. Meetings usually last an hour.  We like to broacast on Facebook live when possible, but we currently need a new volunteer to  livestream.  Please contact Dana at if you'd like to get involved! 

Please join us on election day:

Tuesday, October 8, 7:30pm
at the Mordecai Visitors Center 

Meeting highlights:
  • Police Report- Downtown District Crime Prevention Sgt. Marx will update the community on crime and safety issues.
  • Parks and Recreation Report
  • Community Engagement Report- Analyst, Pam Adderley
  • ADU (Accessory Dwelling Units) Pros & Cons for Mordecai: City Planner, Matt Klem
  • Wake Forest Road updates: Project Manager, Beth Quinn

Read the city MCAC news for more info and the September meeting minutes.

Tuesday is ELECTION DAY- Raleigh Municipal Elections

Polls are OPEN on TUESDAY, October 8th, 6:30am- 7:30pm. If you need to know where to vote or how to register, go to and you will be directed to the right spot to get the information.

Mordecai CAC residents vote at either St. Matthews AME (East Mordecai) or Open Table UMC (Mordecai, Oakdale, Pilot Mill). 

Important Road Closure Updates:

Full CLOSURE of Wake Forest Road between Sycamore and Harding Street Starts Oct. 7

The City of Raleigh will close Wake Forest Road, between Sycamore and Harding street, due to a sinkhole discovered during with the Blount Street / Person Street Corridor Project. The cause of the sinkhole is a 700-foot section of wastewater line that will be replaced during this closure. Work will begin at 7:00 a.m., Monday, Oct. 7, and is estimated to be completed on Monday, Oct. 21.

We understand that traffic detours can be an inconvenience and we thank you for your patience during this time.

For any questions, please contact the Project Manager, Beth Quinn, PE.

For more information and updates visit:

For any questions, please contact the Project Manager.  Beth will be at our September 10 meeting as well. 

Beth Quinn, Ph.D., P.E.
Senior Engineer
City of Raleigh
Engineering Services Department
Roadway Design & Construction

(p) 919-996-3542

New MCAC Livestream volunteer needed beginning October 2019 (NOW!)

Dana Deaton has been livestreaming the Mordecai CAC meetings since May 2016 and is ready to step down.  September 8 was her last meeting for livestreaming, so we need to find a new person to take on this responsibility.  Please reach out to Dana ASAP if you are willing to do this.   

MCAC Minutes, September 10, 2019

Mordecai CAC September 10, 2019 Meeting Minutes Attendees: 20 residents of Oakdale, East Mordecai, Mordecai and Pilot Mill.

Previous meeting minutes approved.

Police Report: Sergeant Marx Crime in last 2 months: 4 total car break ins, all cars had been left unlocked. 1 motor vehicle theft, that car was also unlocked, and keys were left inside. No other major crimes to report on. SparkCon is this weekend, Bluegrass Festival is the end of the month. Raleigh is holding a youth leadership conference on Sept 28; The Raleigh Youth Summit. No cost, ages 13-18, registration required and can be found on the website.

Parks and Recreation Report: Josh Ingersoll, Mordecai Park Director Escape to Freedom Event at Mordecai - September 25th-27th $15 per ticket Interactive theatrical experience of life as a slave. Halifax Community Center has yoga classes through September.

Wake Forest Road Diet: Beth Quinn, Senior Engineer City of Raleigh New lane markings are down, the city is monitoring how it’s received and how having only one lane (previously two lanes) affects traffic especially during rush hour. Feedback from audience reflects long lines from people turning right and lack of signage. Beginning Thursday signal loops will be restored on the main line. Re-paving will begin next Monday, and main line should be done by the end of next week, cross streets might take a bit longer. Blount or Person St. will begin September 24. They will be under full-detour at night from 7 pm to 6 am. Going from 2 lanes to 1 will be a difficult transition, but one positive result is commuters will be using Wake Forest less and less to get into the city. Asphalt will be recycled. Phase 2 will have a pre-design meeting sometime in January.

Community Engagement Report: Pam Adderley, Community Relations Analyst Raleigh Neighborhood Exchange, Sept 21 at McKimmon Center from 8 am to noon. Theme is how to bring Creativity and the Arts to your community. The Neighborhood Arts Fund provides 1k in grant money in addition to Neighborhood Improvement Funds. They can be used in conjunction for events or projects.

RCAC re-cap: Next Wednesday is the next RCAC meeting, they are asking CACs that are requesting changes to by-laws to come and present those changes and explain those requests. Our change requests revolve around our budget and officer nominations. An update will be presented at next month’s MCAC.

Community Conversation: Procedure for ADU’s has been officially adopted. The city is picking up all the costs associated with creating an overlay district. Pam Adderley will check on who is responsible for re-paving/repair of alleys behind homes, the city or homeowners. Email list for road closures/detours for homeowners affected would be helpful.

Miscellaneous : Two more planting days: October 26 and November 16
Kid cart - crafts and party supplies for all community events. Needs a new home. Please contact Merrilee Jacobson if you are able to store it. 2019

Neighborhood Recognition Award - Mordecai CAC nominates Pelagic Beer and Wine by unanimous vote on September 10.

Mordecai Citizens Advisory Council 

The Mordecai CAC is one of 19 CACs in the City of Raleigh.

The Mordecai Citizens Advisory Council provides a means for citizens to participate in the city’s decision-making process. 

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

View the city MCAC newsletter 

Learn about CACs | Zoning and Development

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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