Nancy Vaughan

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Nancy Vaughan
Mayor of Greensboro
Assumed office
December 3, 2013
Preceded byRobbie Perkins
Personal details
Born (1961-02-26) February 26, 1961 (age 58)
New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Don Vaughan
RelativesFred Barakat (Father)
EducationFairfield University

Nancy Vaughan (née Barakat) is the 48th mayor of Greensboro, North Carolina.[1] Having previously served on the city council at large, she was elected mayor on November 5, 2013, with 59% of the vote.[2][3] Vaughan was sworn in on December 3, 2013.[4] She was reelected in 2017. She is the daughter of Fred Barakat.[5]

Vaughan served as the Executive Directory of the Guilford Green Foundation from February 2016 until January 2018.[6]

Tenure as Mayor[edit]

Vaughan has come under criticism for enforcing an arbitrary code of conduct at city council meetings. These rules prohibit citizens from speaking on matters "in litigation" or speaking in a way that Vaughan "deem[s] to be an 'attack'" on any city employee.[7] This move was criticized by citizens, watch groups, and multiple members of city council who say they were not informed of the code of conduct before Vaughan began enforcing it an the October 2 city council meeting.[8]


  1. ^ "Greensboro mayors - N&R Copy Desk". Retrieved Oct 5, 2019.
  2. ^ Choate, Paul. "Vaughan wins Greensboro mayoral election, defeats Perkins". Fox8 WGHP. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Nancy Vaughan cruises in Greensboro mayor's seat". Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  4. ^ "New city council members, mayor in Greensboro". Fox 8 WGHP. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  5. ^ Newsom, John. "Campaign spending pays off in most city races". News & Record. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Guilford Green Foundation History · Guilford Green Foundation". Guilford Green Foundation. Retrieved 2019-06-21.
  7. ^ Matsuoka, Sayaka (2019-10-08). "Citizens concerned that new Greensboro city council rules infringe on right to free speech". The NC Triad's altweekly. Retrieved 2019-10-15.
  8. ^ Tansino, Marissa (2019-10-08). "'We Shouldn't Be Doing It,' Not All Greensboro City Council Members On Board With New Public Comment Guidelines". WFMY. Retrieved 2019-10-15.