About Caylan McKay

I’m an accountant, an educator, and a proud Wilmingtonian. In 1990, my parents moved our family to Wilmington with little more than a box truck, a dream, and a deep desire to avoid Chicago winters at all costs. In my professional career as an accountant, I specialize in individual and business tax accounting, specifically helping families and small businesses to grow and be successful. I’m also an educator. Since I was a child, I’ve been involved in the arts, specifically with theatre and film. For the past ten years, I’ve been teaching educational theatre programs with local nonprofits and schools.

I’m running for Wilmington City Council because I’ve seen what Wilmington was, I see what it is, and I see what it can be. I believe in smart, urban development. Which means revitalizing our city center and redeveloping our post-industrial areas -- instead of creating suburban sprawl and paving over what little is left of our greenspaces. I believe we need to be proactive, not reactive.

We’re about to grow exponentially, and if we don’t address the problems we now have, they’re going to keep growing too. Traffic. Overdevelopment and the loss of greenspaces. Water quality. Affordable housing. Gentrification. The opioid crisis. Good paying jobs.

The problems Wilmington faces aren’t unique. But our solutions should be.

In my professional career, each of my clients face different challenges, with different goals. I work with them to create a plan that doesn’t just suit them in the now, but five years down the line, ten, twenty, all the way to retirement. And in order to put together the plan that works best for them, I have to listen and think outside of the box, get creative. I’m here to listen you, to the experts who are underutilized, and to create a pathway forward. And that’s why I’m running for Wilmington City Council.

Contact

I’ve told you a little about myself. Now tell me a little about you— What are your concerns? What makes Wilmington special, and how would you like to preserve those qualities? My email is McKayForWilmington@gmail.com, and you can always call me on my personal cell phone: (910) 264-7858. I look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you for your consideration, and I’d appreciate your vote on November 7th.

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7 months ago

Hello, all you who have yard signs! Please hold onto them for now. If possible, drop them off at 208 N 17th St, or send me a text and I’ll be by to pick them up! (910) 264-7858

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7 months ago

Well, I won't be joining the Wilmington City Council. But this race was still a win, and I'm incredibly happy, thankful, and excited for the future.

Congratulations to Clifford Barnett, who will ... See more

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7 months ago

Tune in to Wilmington's Big Talker 106.7 FM at 11:45am! Taking a break from the polls to chat with host Joe Catenacci about my vision for Wilmington and the importance of local government!

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Be sure to check your polling place before you go vote!

(We’ve been hearing from our poll workers that some folks are being redirected, and we want voting to be as hassle-free as possible!)

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7 months ago

This is it! Y’all have been by my side this far, now let’s push this through the finish line! Vote McKay!

Polls are open until 7:30 — hope to see you there!

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7 months ago

Election Day is TOMORROW! If you care about putting a halt to hasty overdevelopment, preserving greenspaces, increasing affordable housing, and improving public transportation, then please — head ... See more

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That's a wrap on early voting! Thanks to everyone who has already cast their ballot. I look forward to seeing many, many more of your "I Voted" stickers on Election Day, November 7th! Polls are open ... See more

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7 months ago

Last day of early voting! Come out to vote — polls are open until 1pm today at the NHC Government Center!

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7 months ago

I know it's difficult for 9-5 working folks to make it to the polls during the week, but remember: The last Saturday of early voting is TOMORROW. Meet me at the Board of Elections from 8am-1pm!

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7 months ago

James A Ray brought the boom box, so we’re bumpin’ at early voting! Open until 5pm today, and then from 8am-1pm tomorrow.

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