Mary-Ann Baldwin


Raleigh Mayor 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 and re-elected in 2022. She is Chair of the Safe, Healthy, & Vibrant Neighborhood Committee, Vice-Chair of the Economic Development & Innovation Committee, Vice Chair of the GoTriangle Board of Trustees and the council’s liaison to the Downtown Raleigh Alliance.

During her tenure, she has been an advocate for housing affordability and choice, leading an effort to reform zoning laws and allow for missing middle housing; the expansion of transit, including the first bus rapid transit line in the state; and parks and greenways, passing a $275 million bond referendum – the largest in the city’s history.

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

Aside from her duties as Mayor, Mary-Ann serves as Executive Director of the Cooper Charitable Foundation, which provides housing stability grants to those in need.  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 and her husband enjoy golf, traveling, hiking, cooking for friends and family, and spending time with their grandchildren and two dogs, Jack Bauer and Charlie Brown.

Council Committee Assignments:
Safe, Vibrant & Healthy Neighborhoods - Chair
Economic Development & Innovation - Vice-Chair

Boards and Commissions Liaison Assignments:
Downtown Raleigh Alliance

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Mary-Ann Baldwin