Stormie D. Forte

At-Large Council Member

Stormie Forte was elected as one of two at-large Raleigh City Council members in 2022. Prior to that, she was appointed to represent District D on the Council in 2020. She serves as vice-chair of the Safe, Vibrant & Healthy Neighborhoods Committee and is a member of the Economic Development & Innovation Committee.

Council Member Forte is a licensed attorney in the State of North Carolina and in the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina Federal Court. She is also a licensed Real Estate agent. She earned her undergraduate degree in sociology and master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling and psychology, both from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law.

Council Member Forte was born and raised in Raleigh. She has volunteered for the Rex Hospital Open, SAS Championship, Hopscotch Music Festival, Oak City Marathon, and many other events in the area. She also is an advisory board member for the following organizations: Clarence Lightner Y Achievers within the Triangle Area YMCA, Preparing to Soar Program in Johnston County, North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Ethics Bowl, My Brother’s Keeper of Wake County, and Friends of the NC State Science Museum Board. In addition, she is a commissioner on the North Carolina Commission for Racial and Ethnic Disparities.

Council Member Forte is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and hosts a Saturday morning weekly radio talk show called “The Art of Listening with Stormie Forte” that airs on 92.1 FM.  She enjoys watching Tar Heel basketball and playing with her dogs.

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

Boards and Commissions Liaison Assignments:
Environmental Advisory Board
Fair Housing Hearing Board
League of Municipalities - backup
Task Force on Homelessness - Chair

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