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Robert Carney is youngest member of Town Board

Robert Carney

Dec. 12. By Dave Vieser. In 2015, Robert Carney, former executive director of both the Mooresville-South Iredell Economic Development Corp. and the Cabarrus County Economic Development Corp., moved to Cornelius. Little did he know in just eight years, he would win one of five seats on the Board of Commissioners. As the results came in Nov. 7, it became clear that residents liked his style.

Carney made growth management and transportation the central issues of his campaign.

“Cornelius has reached a critical moment,” Carney said. “In recent years, I have watched residents become frustrated and upset with the current growth and its impact on our quality of life. My family and I share those frustrations.”

Carney’s style of campaigning—door to door as well as shaking hands during early voting at Town Hall—also seemed to help immensely.

The Weatherstone resident, director of client development at Dualboot Partners, saidd decisions made over the next few years will dramatically impact our quality of life.

“My professional background has put me in a unique position to help guide these decisions for our town. Professionally, I have been at the forefront of guiding communities as they chose what, if any, growth and development opportunities to pursue,” he said.

Carney, a 2005 graduate of East Carolina University where he studied Marketing and Business Management, has also completed studies in strategic planning, workforce development and urban land use planning through the UNC School of Government.

He and his wife Erika live on Coachmans Wood Lane. They have two school-age children.