I had the great fortune of volunteering for an organization that represents my values and one of my top platform issues, housing affordability, Habitat for Humanity of Wake County.
Author Archives: Amanda Murphy
Public Speaks Out
I decided to share with you lovely folks my exact comments at Public Speaks Out. And here is the video if you want to watch it live at the September 23 meeting of Cary Town Council. Around 29 minutes I’m called forward to speak. FYI, we only have three minutes in the Public Speaks Out portion of the meeting. I was shaking in my boots but luckily you can hardly tell. This moment felt like a big deal in the work I’ve been doing since January to research and educate myself on how I can make positive change in my community.
Citizen’s College – Public Safety
Ya’ll who know me well, understand my love for public servants, but especially those that risk their lives daily to protect us. Needless to say, I was very excited to visit Fire Station #9 on Walnut Street this week to hear from leadership in the fire, police, and emergency communications. Little did I know, a tour of the fire station was going to be a part of Cary 101. I really did try to maintain composure but my excitement was pretty obvious.
I support ONE Wake
I had the opportunity to meet with ONE Wake last week for both an internal assembly with more than 150 attendees, and a one-on-one conversation with leadership to learn more about this crucial organization working in our community. They commented that housing affordability is going to be THE issue in the upcoming election and that they are pushing for a Penny Tax for Cary.
This little girl is me
There is a hashtag trending on LinkedIn, #ThisLittleGirlIsMe
Do you want to know something weird about me?
I like managing massive projects. Whenever I see something that seems insurmountable like a deadline looming with over 20 stakeholders, my brain immediately goes to breaking down the timeframe for meeting deadlines, and how to best approach stakeholders for their pieces with clear communication.
Democracy in Action
ction. I attended a council meeting at the council chambers and it was edge of the seat kind of stuff.
First Night – Cary 101
First night of Cary 101 last night was so informative. It used to be called the School of Government and it did not disappoint. I learned so much at this “citizen’s college” while reinforcing things I already gathered from attending NCSU’s political science program.
Researching Local Affordable Housing
Let’s talk about the reality of affordable housing in our area, with math!
Putting the fun back in fundraising
Where does your financial support go? I’ll answer that!