City of Raleigh Museum Hosts Roundtable Discussion: Big Decisions That Shaped a City

News posted Mar. 01, 2018 - 3:00 pm

A Raleigh Roundtable discussion, Big Decisions that Shaped a City, will take place on Thursday, March 8, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the City of Raleigh Museum, located at 220 Fayetteville Street.

The event will feature prominent members of the Raleigh community discussing key decisions that have helped make Raleigh what it is today as well current issues that will shape our future.

Panelists include Mayor Nancy McFarlane, former Wake County Public Schools Superintendent Bill McNeal, former Mayor Charles Meeker, former Mayor Smedes York, Wake County Commissioner and former Raleigh Mayor Pro Tem James West, and developer John Kane.

Topics planned for discussion include the city’s creation as a planned community in 1792; the construction of major centers like Crabtree Valley, Cameron Village, and North Hills; the merger of City and county schools and integration of the school system; and the Fayetteville Street renaissance. They’ll also talk about the “Big Decisions” we are grappling with today—Dix Park, Union Station, the Wake Transit Plan—that will change the trajectory of the city in the future.

The event is presented by Friends of City of Raleigh Museum. Tickets are $10; free for members o the Friends of COR Museum. Complimentary beverages and snacks will be served. Tickets may be purchased online or by visiting and enter the search term "Big Decision Roundtable."

All proceeds from this event will go toward the Museum’s first million-dollar exhibit, tentatively entitled Raleigh CityLAB, to open in 2019. For more information, contact Dan Howe at 919-996-3775.

For more information, contact

  • Troy Burton, Historic Resources and Museums Program Administrator, 919-996-4772
Subscribe to the City's News RSS Feed

Milken Institute named Raleigh

Fifth Best Performing City

View our accolades >>