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 keep going. There will be further meetings until we elect new co-chairs.

The co-chairs serve a one or two year term. Elections take place in January. The co-chairs plan monthly meetings and agendas, lead the meetings, and attend all MCAC functions. They must be active on our Slack workspace and communicate regularly with other CAC officers. Reach out to if you are interested! Meet us at Pelagic on December 13 to meet the team. We are happy to chat.

Mordecai Community Action Coalition

Mordecai CAC

The KEY to Strong Community

Thanks for a great November meeting

Tuesday, November 8, 7:30-8:30 on Zoom or Facebook

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.

Please register for our fall 2022 Zoom meetings here.

Read more in our November MCAC newsletter:


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.

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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.

Upcoming MCAC events:

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 has been formed and is meeting weekly and having discussions on Slack. Contact neighborhood leaders Catherine Clodfelter, Brian Lee, Adam Ridge, and David Plotner by emailing:

*This rezoning case will appear before the Planning Commission at 9am on November 8.

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.

  • Read our March Newsletter for the agenda, more information and links here.

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!