Cora Cole-McFadden, Mayor Pro Tempore

  • Retired, Durham City Government (Equal Opportunity/Equity Assurance Director, Community Service Supervisor)
  • Durham County Social Services (Housing Counselor, Social Worker, Foster Care Supervisor)
  • North Carolina Central University, B.A. in Business Education
  • North Carolina Central University, M.A. Counseling/Sociology
  • Post Graduate Work, School of City and Regional Planning, UNC - Chapel Hill
City Council Member (Ward 1)
Durham Youth Commission Advisor
Elected to Council: 2001
Term Expires: 2017

City Council Committees Appointed by the Mayor
  • Council Procedures Committee- Chair
  • Joint City/County Committee- Alternate
  • Joint City/County Planning Committee
  • Legislative Committee- Vice Chair
Other City Council Appointments by the Mayor
  • Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Housing Appeals Board
  • Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities
City Council Subcommittees
  • Audit Services Oversight Committee
  • Equal Business Opportunity Program (EBOP) subcommittee- Chair (Formerly M/WBE Enterprise Council)
  • Insurance Subcommittee- Chair
  • NECD Subcommittee
  • Passenger Vehicle for Hire subcommittee- Vice Chair
  • Personnel Subcommittee- Chair
Other Committees
  • Board of the Upper Neuse River Association
  • Carolina Theatre
  • Durham-Chapel Hill-Orange County Work Group
  • Homeless Services Advisory Committee
Community Involvement & Organizations
  • Chair, Past Chairwoman, Durham Community Martin Luther King Steering Committee
  • Past Board of Directors, Durham Chapter, North Carolina Symphony
  • Past Board of Directors, Volunteer Service Bureau
  • Past Board of Directors, YWCA
  • Past Secretary, Vice Chairwoman and Chair, Durham County Democratic Party State Executive Committee, NC Democratic Party
  • President, Ebonettes Service Club
  • Durham Branch NAACP- 1st Vice-Chair
  • Durham Community Martin Luther King Steering Committee- Member
  • Human Development Committee- National League of Cities
  • Old Farm Neighborhood Association
  • People’s Alliance- Member
  • Political Committee- Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People
  • Youth Committee- North Carolina League of Cities
  • Zeta, Eastern Star, Golden Circle
Religious Affiliations
  • Celestial Choir member
  • Sunday School Superintendent
  • West Durham Baptist Church