Leadership Team

If you are interested in serving on our leadership team we welcome you! 

Join the MCAC Leadership Team! Get involved!



The MCAC Leadership team is a group of citizens that are currently serving as MCAC committee chairs or officers, have formerly served as officers, or who are just interested in being involved! The group is OPEN and welcomes anyone. We communicate through a google group that any MCAC resident is welcomed to join.

Please email Dana Deaton if you would like to sign up. Currently, volunteers are needed for several leadership roles in our CAC such as the Awards and Grants chair, Communications co-chair, and neighborhood representatives.

The MCAC leadership team uses a google email group to communicate, plan meetings, and share ideas for citizen engagement. Please join the google group if you are interested in getting involved. It is open to anyone and we'd love to have more neighbors involved. Then you can decide if you'd like to take on a bigger leadership role in the MCAC.

Email Dana at communications@mordecaicac.org to sign up or get more information, or visit the group page and sign up:
https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/mcacneighborhoods

Sean Farres

-CAC Co-Chair
-Neighborhood Sign Chair

 Contact us
chair@mordecaicac.org
(919) 295-0135


 Resident of
Mordecai Neighborhood since 2015

Dana Deaton

-Communications Chair
-Person Street Partnership, communications
-East Mordecai Neighborhood Rep

 Contact
communications@mordecaiCAC.org
(919) 295-0135

 
Resident of
East Mordecai Neighborhood since August 2000

Shane Trahan

- Railroads Chair
- Mordecai Community Watch
NextDoor Lead
- Leaf Guy
-Past CAC Co-chair


 Contact
railroad@mordecaicac.org

 
Resident of
Historic Mordecai Neighborhood since December 2001


Andy Petesch

-Zoning Co-Chair

 Contact
zoning@MordecaiCAC.org


 
Resident of
Person/Blount Neighborhood




Joe Layton

-Parks Co-Chair
-Community Fund Manager

 Contact
parks@MordecaiCAC.org
(919) 295-0135


 
Resident of
Mordecai Neighborhood 




Kim Gazella

-Past CAC Co-Chair
-CERT Team
-Oakdale Neighborhood Rep
-Awards and Grants Committee

 Contact
kgazella@gmail.com
(919) 755-9009

 Resident of
Historic Oakdale Neighborhood since 1998

Duane Beck

-Leadership Team Member
-Person/Blount Neighborhood Rep



Resident of:
Person/Blount Neighborhood

Emily Alexander

Yard Sale Chair


 Contact
yardsale@MordecaiCAC.org
(919) 295-0135

 Resident of
Mordecai Neighborhood 


Damon Vaughn

-Past CAC Co-Chair


 Contact
chair@mordecaicac.org
(919) 295-0135

 Resident of
East Mordecai neighborhood since 2010

Joe Layton

-Parks Co-Chair
-Sign Committee 

 Contact
parks@mordecaicac.org
(919) 295-0135

 Resident of
Mordecai Neighborhood 










Michelle Bandklayder

City of Raleigh Community Specialist

 Contact
(919) 996-5711
E-mail: Michelle.Bandklayder@RaleighNC.gov


 History
MCAC Community Specialist since 2017

City of Raleigh Housing and Neighborhood Department
Community Engagement Division
421 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1200
Raleigh, NC 27601

Housing and Neighborhood Webpage



James Troxler

-CAC Co-Chair

 Contact 
chair@mordecaicac.org
(919) 295-0135


 Resident of
East Mordecai Neighborhood 

Patti Merz

-CAC Secretary


 Contact 
secretary@mordecaicac.org
(919) 295-0135


 Resident of
Village of Pilot Mill Neighborhood



Aaron Afarian

Past-CAC Co-Chair

 Contact us
chair@mordecaicac.org
(919) 295-0135


 Resident of
Mordecai neighborhood since 2016





Rebekah Weber

-Past Secretary
-Past CAC Co-chair

Contact
secretary@mordecaiCAC.org


 
Resident of
East Mordecai Neighborhood



Philip Bernard

- Person Street Partnership, chair
- CAC Traffic Chair
-NextDoor Lead
-Past CAC Co-chair


 Contact
traffic@MordecaiCAC.org

 
Resident of
East Mordecai Neighborhood since April 2002



Betsy Miller

-Zoning Co-Chair

 Contact
zoning@MordecaiCAC.org


 Resident of
Historic Oakdale Neighborhood


Finley Lee

-SeeClickFix Liason

 Contact
communications@mordecaicac.org


 Resident of
East Mordecai Neighborhood since 2000




Sarah Roholt

-Parks Co-Chair
-Past CAC Co-chair

 Contact
parks@mordecaicac.org
(919) 295-0135

 
Resident of
Mordecai Neighborhood 



  
Merrilee Jacobson

-Picnic Chair

 Contact Mbjkrj1@gmail.com
(919) 821-7934

 Resident of
Mordecai Neighborhood since 1994





Mary Sell

-Social Chair
-National Night Out

 Contact
social@MordecaiCAC.org
(919) 295-0135

 Resident of
Pilot Mill Neighborhood 

Meredith Swindell

-Pilot Mill Neighborhood Rep
-Community 4th of July Celebration Organizer


 Resident of
Pilot Mill Neighborhood




Matthew Brown

-Historic Oakwood Neighborhood Rep

 Resident of Historic Oakwood


Katie Thompson

-Leadership Team Member
-Zoning Committee

 Resident of
Mordecai Neighborhood
Reid Serozi

-Past CAC Co-Chair
-NextDoor Lead
-Adopt-A-Shelter Coordinator
(Bus shelters at N Blount & Delway, N Blount & Cedar)


 Resident of
Historic Oakdale Neighborhood since 2004