Mayor Harold Weinbrecht Blog Post: July 9th, 2023

Independence Day Celebration, White House Invitation, State of Cary at Carolina Preserve, Filing for Re-election as Mayor

Mayor Harold Weinbrecht publishes his weekly blog post on his personal blog (, sharing his thoughts and updates on local news and events in Cary, NC. The Cary Report, with permission from the town, will be re-publishing the Mayor’s blog as they are posted each Sunday. The following is the latest from Mayor Harold Weinbrecht.

Read the original post here.

Independence Day Celebration, White House Invitation, State of Cary at Carolina Preserve, Filing for Re-election as Mayor

This week was a holiday week with few meetings as we celebrated Independence Day so this will be a short post.

White House Invitation

Monday I received an invitation to attend an event at the White House on lowering health care costs. While this was a once in a lifetime invitation, I just could not make the logistics work to be able to attend. Who knows, maybe I will get lucky and get invited again.

Council Member Meeting

Monday evening I met with council member Bush for a one-on-one meeting. We talked for a couple of hours on a variety of things including the upcoming election.

It is my practice to talk with and support any candidate for office. However, I will only endorse incumbents.

Independence Day Celebration

Tuesday several friends, my wife, and I attended the Independence celebration at Koka Booth Amphitheater. I had the honor of welcoming the attendees and introducing Congresswoman Ross who was in attendance.

Afterwards, I talked with several people in the crowd and took pictures.

The fireworks display started around 9:20 and lasted about 20 minutes. It was an incredible display. If you missed this year’s celebration, make sure to attend next year’s celebration, which is sure to be just as spectacular.

State of Cary at Carolina Preserve

Thursday evening, I gave an updated version of the State of Cary address to a capacity crowd at Carolina Preserve. Since there was no time limit, I talked at length on many topics which made the presentation last about an hour. Afterwards I answered about a dozen questions from the crowd. There were a lot of questions about future infrastructure that will be provided by the town and the state. We took notes to make sure we could get answers to questions I was not able to answer in detail.

I want to thank Carolina Preserve for inviting me and for making sure we get answers back to the appropriate people.

I also want to thank council members Ryan Eades and Lori Bush for attending.

Filing for Re-election

Friday afternoon I filed for re-election as Mayor of Cary. If elected, it will be my fifth four-year term as mayor and my sixth term on council. If you would like to find out more about my campaign, go to I would appreciate your support.

Incumbents Don Frantz and Ryan Eades were also present filing for re-election. I was honored to have my picture made with them.

Mayor’s Mailbox

  • A complaint about allowing fireworks in Cary (only non-aerial fireworks such as sparklers are allowed)
  • A complaint about a contractor’s work in the paving of Barnes Spring Court in Wellsley.
  • A complaint about the lack of response from the town on a fountain at Middle Creek.
  • A complaint about me??? “I can see you are an idol. I will leave God’s message with the Idol and the other Idol technology.”
  • A complaint that Cary doesn’t prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in all buildings. (Our authority comes from the legislature, and they haven’t given us that authority)
  • A complaint about a comment made at the July 4th celebrations that was racist to the Asian community. (Staff is looking into this)
  • A thank you for my State of Cary presentation at Carolina Preserve.

Next Week

Next week’s activities include staff meetings, an Atlantic Tire Championships Board meeting, a Human Relations, Inclusion & Diversity Task Force meeting, a Diwali dance practice, an RTA Transportation Breakfast Panel rehearsal, and a meeting with a council candidate.

Well, that is all for this week. My next post will be on Sunday, July 16th, 2023. Although I have Facebook and Twitter accounts those are not the best means of communication with me. Please send all Town of Cary questions or comments to and email personal comments to

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