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12/01/2020 1:37 pm
At Large Council Member, Mayor Pro Tem
Nicole Stewart was elected as an at-large member of the Raleigh City Council in 2017; she was re-elected to an at-large seat in 2019.
Council Member Stewart serves as the chair of the Council's Growth and Natural Resources Committee and is a member of the Council's Transportation and Transit Committee.
After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a degree in environmental studies, Council Member Stewart went to work as an organizer and is now the Development Director for the North Carolina Conservation Network. The N.C. Conservation Network is a statewide network of nearly 60 environmental, community, and environmental justice organizations focused on protecting North Carolina’s environment and public health. Council Member Stewart also co-founded The Beehive Collective, which has given away more than $200,000 over 11 years to Raleigh-based nonprofits. The Beehive is also dedicated to promoting and uplifting women leaders in our community by offering leadership opportunities. The Beehive Collective's annual grants have funded projects including those that champion women and immigrants, improve access to transportation and affordable housing, and provide needed health care to Raleigh's underserved youth.
Council Member Stewart and her husband Les (a small business owner) are raising their two children in East Raleigh.