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July 8, 2019

Hi! I’m Veronica Carter and I’m running for Leland Town Council!

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Make it better than you found it!

Veronica Carter is a retired Army Officer and former Civil Servant with over 38 years’ experience managing complex logistical operations under austere conditions, internationally and domestically. 

Upon retiring from the Army, Veronica joined the Department of Peacekeeping Operations at the United Nations in New York as a Logistics Officer. Her responsibilities included developing, budgeting, planning, coordinating, scheduling, and implementing logistical support plans related to the deployment of existing and new operational missions in Sierra Leone, Burundi, Liberia, Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire) and Congo (Zaire).

In 2004 Veronica moved to North Carolina initially working as the Director of Administration and Logistics at Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point. Since 2013, she has devoted her time in service to the community:

  • Life Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Military Officers Association of America and Member of American Legion Post 68

  • President - Cape Fear Citizens for a Safe Environment which stopped the Sim Hugo Neu plant from being built in Navassa

  • Advisory Board Member – Duke Superfund

  • Director – North Carolina Coastal Federation

  • Former Commissioner – North Carolina Coastal Resource Commission 2008 – 2012

  • Founder – Southeastern North Carolina Environmental Justice Coalition

  • Vice President/Board Member - Cape Fear and Brunswick County’s Habitat for Humanity affiliates

  • Member – NC Department of Environmental Quality Secretary’s Environmental Justice & Equity Board

  • Co-Founder/Secretary – Brunswick County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters

  • Member – NAACP

  • Member – Town of Leland’s Parks & Recreation Board


Make it better than you found it!

I believe we can protect our communities, grow our economy and ensure a healthy and safe environment all at the same time. 

I want to serve on the Leland Town Council so that I can continue to make a positive difference in our community, making it better than I found it.


Governments exist to protect their citizens

One of the most important roles of government is to ensure the safety and protection of its citizens.


Ensuring access to safe water and air is an essential legal, ethical, and spiritual mandate in safeguarding and protecting both human beings and the natural world in which we live. 


Leland is a leader in the region, and its citizens deserve equal protection, nothing less.


I applaud the North Carolina Department of Transportation's decision to halt the planning and design work of the Cape Fear Crossing at this time.

However, we need to find the "right" solutions that actually meet our area's transportation needs. Our goals and objectives should promote healthy and safe neighborhoods. "Right" solutions offer walkable, bikeable, or public transit-oriented systems that are safe, provide appropriate travel options, are easily accessed and feasible for all of our Leland residents. 

Homeowners deserve a voice and a choice when it comes to our local transportation efforts. Positive, constructive, collaboration between municipalities, state and federal agencies is imperative to ensure that our community is not adversely impacted by ill conceived projects.


The Stakes are High

We must rebuild and change our ways of building to be more resilient. We must ensure that all have access to information and funding to rebuild to a stronger standard, including renters. We need to work on model stormwater programs that include retrofits for existing developments. 

Low-impact development should be the model, not the exception. We must educate consumers, train contractors and create incentives for implementation.

We must add a “resilience lens” to the permitting process, identifying our vulnerabilities and adapting mitigation strategies before the next storm.


For a Better Future

Hurricane Florence took a problem and made it a crisis. Many of our residents don’t have an affordable, safe, comfortable place to live.

Housing is considered “affordable” if a family spends no more than 30% of their income to live there. A person making $20 an hour ($41.6k) cannot “afford” an apartment that rents at $1k.

Our teachers, first responders, health care professionals and seniors need safe, dependable, convenient, affordable rental units to replace the homes they lost during the storm.

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Thank you for your interest in Veronica A. Carter for Leland Town Council. If you have a question, concern, or would simply like to get in touch, please see the information below.

1102 Veranda Court, Leland, NC 28451-7790

(910) 409-8457

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