About Us

Livable Raleigh was started in the fall of 2019. We’re a group of Raleigh residents who are very active in politics; especially local politics. You’ve heard the phrase, “think global, act local.” That’s a good description of how we think and take action. We believe in fact-based decision-making combined with active participation in local issues that affect how Raleigh citizens live, work and play.


The Livable Raleigh team is made up of engaged volunteers who love our city as you do and care about quality of life for every resident and all our communities. We work to honor citizen voices, establish good governance, and celebrate healthy, vibrant neighborhoods.

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Livable Raleigh Advisory Committee

Donna Bailey

Yevonne Brannon

Bob Geary

Sade Gilbert

Wanda Gilbert-Coker

Larry Helfant

Michael Lindsay

Susan Maruyama, Founding Chair

Stef Mendell

Tim Niles

Bill Padgett

Lubin Prevatt

Terry Snyder

Russ Stephenson

Marsha Stickford, Chair