Ed Yerha Named to Cary Town Council

Cary, NC – At a work session on Tuesday night, Cary Town Council chose Ed Yerha to fill the unexpired term of At-Large member Julie Robison.

Meet Ed Yerha

Edward A. Yerha, a seventeen-year resident of Cary, has a long history of civic involvement.

  • Planning and Zoning Board member 1998 – 2004
    • Planning and Zoning Board Chair 2000 – 2004
  • Town Center Area Plan Citizens Advisory Committee 1999 – 2000
  • Sister Cities Commission member 2004 – 2010
    • Sister Cities Commission Vice Chair 2009 – 2010
  • Downtown Parking Committee 2008 – 2009
  • Historic Resources Master Plan Advisory Committee 2009 – 2010
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment 2010 – present
  • Historic Preservation Survey Committee 2011 – present
  • Sunshine Week Planning Team 2012
  • Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel Board of Directors 2006 – present
    • Vice President 2008 – 2010
    • President 2010 – present

Yerha works as a Senior Tax Analyst for Lenovo. He has a Bachelors degree from NYU and is a longtime member of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cary.

In His Own Words

Here is some of what Ed Yerha said in his Statement of Interest and Qualifications for Cary Town Council At-Large Vacancy:

Cary has been getting better and better at preparing for this growth with the necessary infrastructure and services but, as much as we like to think that we are in control of our rate of growth, the biggest determinant is clearly the economy. As the economy improves, we have to be careful that our eagerness to see new development coming our way does not cause us to compromise our standards regarding infrastructure. We are all familiar with the phrase “adequate public facilities”. I think Cary is capable of “superb public facilities”. We are well on our way already.

Cary can and should continue to grow in a quality manner but it should not grow, in my opinion, by….

    • Compromising public safety in any way
    • Putting our environment/natural resources at risk in any way
    • Involuntary annexation – If people don’t want to be a part of Cary, they shouldn’t have to be
    • Putting our historic structures at risk —New and old development can complement each other
    • and easily exist side-by-side in a vibrant Downtown

59 Candidates

59 candidates submitted their names for consideration to fill Julie Robison’s seat on Town Council. Ms. Robison resigned from Council, effective June 30, 2012, to join her husband at a new job in West Virginia.

Yerha will fulfill the remainder of Robison’s term which runs through 2013.


2 replies
  1. Lindsey Chester
    Lindsey Chester says:

    Good luck Ed! I know you will be an awesome addition to an already great Town Council. And I like the quote Hal pulled from the application about keeping an eye on the economy as that is the real driver of growth…

  2. Brent
    Brent says:

    Cary is fortunate to have Ed Yerha in our community and I am confident that he will do a terrific job on the Town Council. The remaining Council members made a brilliant choice.

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