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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1 year ago

Big shout out to Cedric Harrison & Chris Robinson for hosting me on The Lunch Table with Ced & Chris this morning!

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Home Stretch - Canvas (or distribute flyers) for McKay!

Early voting closes at 1 o'clock on Saturday! You know what this means -- we've got to get out there and mobilize people to vote on ELECTION DAY (Tuesday, November 7th)!

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Early voting closes at 1 o'clock on Saturday! You know what this means -- we've got to get out there and mobilize people to vote on ELECTION DAY (Tuesday, November 7th)!

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Home Stretch - Canvas (or distribute flyers) for McKay!

Early voting closes at 1 o'clock on Saturday! You know what this means -- we've got to get out there and mobilize people to vote on ELECTION DAY (Tuesday, November 7th)!

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Early voting closes at 1 o'clock on Saturday! You know what this means -- we've got to get out there and mobilize people to vote on ELECTION DAY (Tuesday, November 7th)!

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Less than a week left to vote! Thanks to those who have already cast their ballot, and remember that you can still early vote through Saturday!

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Photos from Caylan J. McKay for Wilmington City Council's post

Thank you to Greenpeace International for reminding us how important it is to preserve and protect not just our coast, but our entire ocean.

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Short Range Transit Plan - Wave Transit

The input survey for WAVE’s 5 Year Plan closes OCTOBER 31.

Weigh in! Improving and increasing our public transportation system is vital for our city’s successful and sustainable future.

Short Range Transit Plan 2018-2022 Wave Transit 5-Year Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) To meet the needs of a growing community, the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority routinely undergoes an ... See more

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Always a good time at the BRC on the Prevention of Youth Violence Annual Yam Jam!

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Amazing conversations tonight about affordable housing, inclusive prosperity, and economic development with Kevin Spears, Frankie Roberts, and Devon Scott. And of course, my family and friends! ... See more

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1 year ago
Election 2017: Wilmington City Council candidate Caylan McKay | Port City Daily

Port City Daily has full Q&As with the candidates for Wilmington City Council! Answering their questions was a great opportunity to share my vision for the future of our great city. I hope you'll ... See more

Editors note: Port City Daily reached out to all nine Wilmington City Council candidates for responses to the same eight questions. At time of publication, Port City Daily had received answers from…

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9 candidates name 8 different issues as Wilmington's most important

All of the issues mentioned at last night's forum (development, affordable housing, water quality, jobs, the opioid epidemic, traffic, and citizen involvement) are important to our growth, and you ... See more

Only two of the people running for Wilmington City Council agreed on the same issue as being the most important to the city's future.

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