Mayor Harold Weinbrecht Blog Post: November 26th, 2023

Wake County Mayors Association and Thanksgiving

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.

Due to the holiday week this posting will be very short.

Wake County Mayors Association

Monday night I attended a meeting of the Wake County Mayors Association which was held at Rush Hour Karting in Morrisville. Attending were mayors from Apex, Cary, Fuquay Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Rolesville, Wake Forest, and Zebulon. Also attending was Buddy Gupton who is Mayor-Elect in Garner. The mayors had a little fun and fellowship with a cart race before our meeting. My fastest time did not put me close to the top and I finished fifth. In our meeting we discussed our elections and the impacts on our boards. We also elected a new President, Glenn York of Zebulon. With the fun and fellowship included our meeting time was about three and a half hours.


I spent most of this week visiting one of my daughters as the entire family gathered for Thanksgiving. I am blessed in so many ways and am so thankful to be part of something that I think is extraordinary. I hope your Thanksgiving was also rewarding and restful. Next week I begin the mad rush for the next holiday break.

Mayor’s Mailbox

  • Several thank you messages about the opening of the downtown park.
  • A criticism of the proposed greenway extension linking Bond Park to High House.
  • A concern about the closing of a Thrift Store with the redevelopment of South Hills Mall.
  • A request for an internship with the council.
  • A request for information about the new council.

Next Week

Next week’s activities include staff meetings, staff annual reviews, a CAP (Citizens Assisting Police) Appreciation dinner, a CAMPO and DCHC MPO Regional Rail Subcommittee meeting, a OneWake meeting, a private party honoring a former council member, and the Cary Christmas Tree Lighting.

Well, that is all for this week. My next post will be on Sunday, December 3rd, 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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