Mary-Ann Baldwin


Mary-Ann Baldwin was first elected to the Raleigh City Council in 2007 as an at-large member, serving five terms, before being elected mayor in 2019. Mayor Baldwin is Chair of the Safe, Healthy, and Vibrant Community Committee and is a member of the Economic Development and Innovation Committee.

Mayor Baldwin earned her undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Rhode Island and prior to that graduated from the Community College of Rhode Island.

Mayor Baldwin joined First Tee - Triangle in March 2022 with a focus on fundraising. Previously, she served as executive director of the Holt Brothers Foundation, which supports children who have a parent with cancer, and was executive director of the Carolina Hurricanes Kids 'n Community Foundation. She is the co-founder of two non-profits: Innovate Raleigh, a regional catalyst for innovation and entrepreneurship in the Triangle region; and another focused on student success. She has more than 30 years of experience in communications, marketing, branding, and business development, in addition to many years of leadership in the non-profit sector. Mayor Baldwin has served on numerous non-profit boards, including Communities in School of Wake County, Artsplosure, and the American Lung Association. Previously she served as chair of the Business Friends Council at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Mayor Baldwin currently serves as a member of the William Peace University Board of Trustees and the Wake Tech Foundation Board of Directors.

Mayor Baldwin enjoys golf, skiing, hiking, and cooking for friends and family. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their grandchildren and two dogs, Jack Bauer, and Charlie Brown.

Mary-Ann Baldwin, City of Raleigh Mayor