Mordecai Community Action Coalition

Mordecai CAC

The KEY to Strong Community

Clover Lane Rezoning - February 21

Thank you to everyone who attended the Raleigh City Council meeting on January 4 and to the four community representatives who spoke on behalf of the Clover Lane Rezoning Committee.

We estimate that there were about 45 Mordecai neighbors there! That’s an amazing turnout and a great way to show council how many people in the Mordecai community feel strongly about this rezoning case.

The case was deferred until February 21 (1pm). The attorney and developers have the responsibility to meet with neighbors and work on conditions. Neighbors have expressed concern about access, height, setbacks, traffic, affordable housing, resident displacement, stormwater, and parking.

Please continue to follow our MCAC social media channels and this website to get updates about next steps.

   More info here.

Sign the Clover Lane petition :

New Leaders Needed!

Do you live in the Mordecai Community? Do you feel that our community coalition is important?  Please consider getting involved with the MCAC.

We have a great organization and a strong group of volunteers, but we must elect new co-chairs to continue our monthly meetings. There will be further meetings until we elect new co-chairs.

The co-chairs serve a one or two year term. Elections typically take place in January. The co-chairs plan monthly meetings and agendas, lead the meetings, and attend all MCAC functions. 

We also need a chairperson or a small committee that will head up our annual Lawn Party/Community Picnic  event, usually held in June at the Mordecai Historic Park.

And we'd love to bring back our Community Yard Sale Day, usually held on a Saturday in May.  

Leaders must be active on our Slack workspace and communicate regularly with other CAC officers. Reach out to if you are interested!


Thanks for a great November meeting on the Missing Middle.  Tuesday, November 8, 7:30-8:30

Pat Young, Director of Planning and Development for the City of Raleigh Planning & Development Department along with colleagues Keegan McDonald and Daniel Stegall joined us to discuss "How Will the “Missing Middle” Text Change Impact Raleigh . . . and Mordecai?". 

Meeting Video here
Link to the Missing Middle  slides
Q&A followup will be posted soon. 


The MCAC publishes a monthly newsletter and is also active on social media.  Please subscribe to our newsletter here

Join us on Slack:

The CAC Leadership group is open and welcomes any resident of the Mordecai Community. Email for info or join our Slack Workspace. 

VOLUNTEER with the Mordecai CAC- make your community a better place!

If you are interested or know of a neighbor that would be good for these jobs, we'd love to talk to you.

The Mordecai CAC is the Mordecai Community Action Coalition. We are a coalition of multiple neighborhoods working together to provide ways for citizens to share information, meet each other, and take action in our community. Neighborhoods include: Pilot Mill, Oakdale, Mordecai, East Mordecai, North Person/Blount, Cotton Mill, Capitol Park, and 1/2 of Oakwood.

Please contact Merrilee Jacobson at or via messenger ASAP.

Join us!

The Mordecai CAC meets on the second Tuesday of each month, September-June.  

The CAC Leadership team is open and welcomes any resident of the Mordecai Community. We'd love to have more neighbors get involved. Email for info or join our Slack Workspace.

MCAC Newsletters here.

A community committee formed in April 2022. They are meeting weekly and having discussions on Slack. Contact neighborhood leaders Catherine Clodfelter, Brian Lee, and David Plotner by emailing:

*This rezoning case will appear again before the City Council on February 21.

More Info here.

Save Seaboard Train Station: 

Learn more about our preservation group and the Seaboard Station development here. 

The MHPC was formed in May 2021 to explore city tools for making redevelopment in Mordecai more balanced and predictable.

Contact us/get involved:

#NorthPerson Street

The Person Street Partnership was created to build momentum for our MCAC community business district along North Person Street. Follow the PSP Instagram or Facebook page!  Please use the hashtag #NorthPerson to help promote our great neighborhood businesses. 

Person Street Partnership Facebook Page

Mordecai CAC -
The KEY to Strong Community

News from the Mordecai Community Action Coalition:  The Mordecai CAC is moving forward after our February 2020 separation from the City of Raleigh CAC structure.  We have reorganized and we have a new name, the Mordecai Community Action Coalition. We are still an active member of the RCAC organization, too.  

Neighbors, we hope you'll get involved. Feel free to email co-chairs Dana Deaton and Merrilee Jacobson at if you would like to share your opinions with us or join the leadership team. All neighbors are welcome!

2022 Meetings and links:

May MCAC Newsletter: 

APRIL: Thanks to everyone who joined us on Tuesday, April 12 for our first "Community Connect" meeting.  We met at Emmaus at Pilot Mill,1012 N Blount St, Raleigh, NC.  This building was known to our community as Pilot Baptist Church for many years. We learned about this beautiful historic property and heard how the new Emmaus congregation has preserved it and is using it.  Thank you to the church members for hosting and providing yummy treats from Yellow Dog!  

MARCH: We met with the new City of Raleigh Community Engagement Director Tiesha Hinton. 

FEBRUARY: Train Station Meeting:  In February we heard about the redevelopment and rezoning plans for 707 Semart Drive Zoning, Z-5-22 (Logan's Garden Shop).  

JANUARY: Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin met with us on January 8 Video Here

The Mordecai Community includes several downtown Raleigh neighborhoods, including Mordecai, Oakdale, Pilot Mill, and East Mordecai.

More information

Meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month, September-June, from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Currently we are meeting on Zoom. 

 Agendas/minutes/links are emailed in our newsletter.

Meet your neighbors at one of our social events. We hope to be able to have our holiday social, annual picnic, 4th of July Parade and more next year. 

 Events Calendar

The MCAC has multiple communication channels available to residents regarding neighborhoods, parks, zoning, crime, local businesses and other community announcements.

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For over 40 years, the MCAC has provided ways for citizens to share important announcements, meet neighbors, and learn about interesting community services and programs. We hope that residents from all parts of our community will get involved as we move forward!