Wake County Board of Commissioners
As of the 2010 census, the population of Wake County was 900,993 making it North Carolina's second most populated county. Its county seat is Raleigh, which is also the state capital. Wake County is part of the Research Triangle metropolitan region, which encompasses the cities of Raleigh, Durham, Cary and Chapel Hill and their surrounding suburban areas. The regional name originated after the 1959 creation of the Research Triangle Park, located midway between Raleigh and Durham. The Research Triangle region encompasses the U.S. Census Bureau's Combined Statistical Area (CSA) of Raleigh-Durham-Cary. The estimated population of the Raleigh-Durham-Cary CSA was 1,749,525 as of April 1, 2010, with the Raleigh-Cary Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) portion at 1,130,490 residents in 2010 census.
Wake County is the 9th fastest growing county in the United States, with the Town of Cary and the City of Raleigh being the 8th and 15th fastest growing cities, respectively. It is presided over by the County Board Chairman.
This is a list of the Wake County Commissioners in order by district. This list is current as of December 2016.
|District||Commissioner||In office since||Party|
|5th||James West||2010 (Appointed)||Democratic|
Below is a list of notable former members of the Wake County Board of Commissioners with their dates of service:
- Lynton Y. Ballentine (1926-1934)
- Linda Coleman
- Vernon Malone (1980–2002)
- Les Merritt (1994–1998)
- Stan Norwalk (2008-2010)
- Paul Coble (2006-2014)
- Tony Gurley (2002-2014)
- Betty Lou Ward (1988-2016)
- Carolina Sullivan (2002-2016)
Stan Norwalk (2008-2010)