District C Council Member
For the last 38 years, Council Member Weeks has been a grassroots leader fighting for public safety, jobs, youth initiatives, safe neighborhoods, economic recovery, and the overall improvement of the quality of life in southeast Raleigh.
Mr. Weeks received several awards and commendations during his tenure in the United States Air Force from which he retired after 20 years of service to his country. He went on to work as an educator at Broughton High School where he taught from 1981 to 2000. An honorary member of the National Honor Society, Mr. Weeks still holds the honor of being the first and only teacher to be recognized and inducted.
In addition to serving as an educator, he served on as the precinct chair of District 01-22 for more than eight years and worked very hard to "get out the vote" throughout the city of Raleigh and Wake County. Mr. Weeks works very actively on the Ad-Hoc Committee for establishing the Southeast Raleigh Quality Of Life Team (An Impetus for Progress), whose goal is to bring improvement to conditions that affect the quality of life of residents of Southeast Raleigh.
As the chairman of the City of Raleigh Human Relations Commission, Mr. Weeks was very instrumental in establishing the Mayor’s Unity Breakfast whereby a diverse group of Raleigh citizens is given an opportunity to come together. Also while serving in this capacity, he presented on behalf of Non-profit organizations for grant considerations in the annual budget. As a result of his hard work, June 21, 2007 was named “Eugene Weeks Day” by proclamation of Mayor Charles Meeker.
Mr. Weeks has worked tirelessly to present the issues and concerns of the citizens of Raleigh to the City Council, proposals to the Human Relations Commission, Board of Commissioners, and the Wake County Public School Board concerning human relations. Key issues that Mr. Weeks continues to fight for are public safety, jobs, youth initiatives, safe neighborhoods, gang prevention, street and road conditions, economic growth, and development in southeast Raleigh.
As the chair of City of Raleigh Recreation, Parks, and Greenway Advisory Board, Mr. Weeks fought for equal recreational opportunities for Southeast Raleigh. He has also served as the Chairman of the Voter Education Coalition, Vice-Chairman of the South Citizen Advisory Council, a Board member of the Garner Road YMCA, Chair of the Foxfire Community Association, co-chair of the Southeast Raleigh Community Day Fellowship. Mr. Weeks advocated for a free-standing library on Rock Quarry Road, was instrumental in the construction of the Sanderford Road Park Community Center, and organized Community Watch programs for southeast Raleigh neighborhoods.
In October 2010, Mr. Weeks was chosen to fill the seat of Council Member James West on the Raleigh City Council. Since then Mr. Weeks has continued to work on behalf of the citizens of southeast Raleigh for economic growth and development, safe communities, youth initiatives, street and road conditions and equal opportunities.
Mr. Weeks has been married for 45 years to wife Wilma. He attends Watts Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, where he actively serves as a Deacon.
Mr. Weeks represents the initiative, integrity and experience needed to make sure that citizens and the community of southeast Raleigh have a seat at the table and ensure that their voices are heard.