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CoastLine: Laura Padgett Wraps Up Her 5th Term and Shares Hopes, Regrets, Says, "It's Been Fun!"

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City of Wilmington
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Laura Padgett, Wilmington City Council, considers the conclusion of her fifth term and the next chapter.

Laura Padgett is poised to leave behind more than 20 years of public service.  She was first elected to Council in 1993. After five terms, she has decided against seeking a sixth and will step down at the end of the year.

Laura Padgett joined us in-studio to talk about how Wilmington has evolved over the years, what she sees as critical components to the area’s continued growth, and how she plans to write the next chapter of her life.

In-studio Guest:

Laura Padgett, Wilmington City Council Member,   Elected to Office:  1993, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011
Number of Terms:  5

City Council Committees:
Audit Committee (Chair)
Cape Fear River Program Advisory
New Hanover County Watershed
Transportation Advisory Commission
Visions 2020 Oversight Committee
  (Chair)

Other Boards & Commissions:
NC League of Municipalities:
  Board of Directors
  Finance Committee
  Transportation & Communications Committee
National League of Cities:
  Board of Directors
  Board Membership Committee
  First Tier Suburbs Steering Committee Board Liaison
  Board Finance Committee
  Transportation & Infrastructure Services Policy Committee (Board Liaison; 2008 chair)
  National Multi-Modal Transportation Steering Committee (Vice-Chair)
  NC Maritime Strategies Advisory Council

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