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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3 years ago

One more time, big thank you to the Cape Fear Group of the Sierra Club for their official endorsement! Supporters, please show them some love with a like or comment!

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3 years ago

Always love the Fire in the Pines festival! Wonderful to be surrounded by nonprofits and citizens who are passionate about preserving our environment.

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3 years ago

I am so incredibly thrilled and honored to announce that I have been officially endorsed by the Cape Fear Group of the Sierra Club!! A core tenet of my campaign has been using smart development to ... See more

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3 years ago

So many impassioned citizens testified at last night’s Public Hearing Against Duke’s 16.7% Rate Hike. They shared their struggles, openly, in the hopes that Duke would listen, and not just that, ... See more

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3 years ago

Had an amazing time at TheatreNOW -- thanks go out to Zach Hanner & Lynette Ocallaghan for hosting last night's Meet & Greet!

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3 years ago

Took my cat-paign manager out for a stroll at Riverfest! This little girl’s parents liked me for my progressive policies, she liked me for my kitten.

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3 years ago

Looking forward to tomorrow’s forum, and I hope to see you there! Many thanks to SUIT UP Wilmington for hosting.

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3 years ago

Looking forward to tomorrow’s forum, and I hope to see you there! Many thanks to SUIT UP Wilmington for hosting.

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3 years ago

Having grown up next door to Celia Rivenbark, it meant more than I can say to have her host a Meet & Greet at her beautiful home. Have to say, I particularly enjoyed the Q&A discussion— wonderful ... See more

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Many thanks to Modern Legend for throwing this amazing meet and greet! It was wonderful to be surrounded by longtime supporters and to meet new folks. As an accountant and consultant for small ... See more

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Officially endorsed by the Cape Fear Group of the Sierra Club and Equality NC.