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Ronnie K. Wall, Mayor
613 Meadowood Drive, Burlington, NC 27215
P: (336) 222-5020 (Office)

Mayor Ronnie WallRonnie K. Wall joined the City Council in December 2005 and was sworn in as Mayor on December 4, 2007 and is currently serving his fifth term as the City's Mayor. Wall is a Burlington native and graduate of Hugh M. Cummings High School and North Carolina State University. He holds two graduate degrees – a Masters in Safety and Driver Education and a Masters in Educational Administration from A & T State University.

Wall worked in the Alamance-Burlington School System for 32 years and retired from his position as Assistant Superintendent for Auxiliary Services in June of 2011. After his retirement from the School System, he held the position of President of the United Way of Alamance County until 2014. 

Wall is currently the Head of School for The Burlington School, an independent pre-K through 12th grade college preparatory school.

Wall grew up in east Burlington and wants to focus on continued revitalization of the area. According to Wall, current goals also include improving the quality of life in Burlington, increasing public safety, and encouraging job creation through various strategic economic development efforts identified during the 2011 Economic Development Summit. Providing Continued support for the development and revitalization of the downtown area is also of primary concern to Wall. Like other municipalities across the nation, Burlington will continue to be challenged by the world's current economic climate, through careful budgeting and cautious planning Wall intends to maintain Burlington's outstanding level of citizen service while working to keep utility rates and taxes low.

Wall is married to the former Susan (Susie) Black of Greensboro, and they have two children, Ann Johnson and Maggie Pinson. When not spending time with his family he enjoys golf, running and landscaping. Wall is active in the community as well as involved in several state organizations. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Burlington.

Wall serves on the Piedmont Triad Regional Council of Governments Executive Committee, the National League of Cities Public Safety & Crime Prevention Steering Committee, and the Piedmont Authority of Regional Transportation Board of Trustees. Mr. Wall is also an at-large member of the executive board of the NC Metropolitan Mayor's Coalition.

He is currently serving as the President of the North Carolina League of Municipalities. He previously held appointments as the First Vice President and Chair of the Finance Committee for the NC League of Municipalities. He is a former Chair of the NC League of Municipalities' Planning and Environment Legislative Action Committee. In 2012 and again in 2013, Mayor Wall was appointed to the Transportation Infrastructure & Services Policy & Advocacy Committee for the National League of Cities.

The Business Journal named him one of “The Triad’s Most Influential People” in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Wall served as the Honorary Chairman of the Alzheimer's Memory Walk in both 2010 and 2011.

Mr. Wall served on the Department of Transportation as a Governor Beverly Perdue appointee from 2009-2013.

View Mayor Wall's full resume here.

Mayor Wall Around Town

NCLM McCrory

During the 2014 NC League of Municipalities' Legislative Advocacy Goals conference (12-11-14), Mayor Wall facilitated a "fire side" chat with special guest speaker, NC Governor Pat McCrory.

NCLM President
Mayor Wall took the oath of office as President of the 
North Carolina League of Municipalities in October of 2014.

Mayor Wall speaks at Hillcrest Elementary School.
3rd graders learn about City Services.

Ronnie Classroom

Mayor Wall plays an active roll in the North Carolina League of Municipalities,
serving as the Second Vice President of the Board of Directors. 

Mayor Wall and the Burlington City Council proclaim "Don Bolden Day" on March 19, 2013
 in honor of Times-News Editor Emeritus, Don Bolden.

Elon University
Mayor Wall helps to cut the ribbon at the dedication of the
Elon University Downtown Center for Community Engagement.

Mayor Wall speaks to the Pathfinders Club of
Seventh Day Adventist Church in Haw River.

Mayor Wall stands with NCDOT Board Chairman Collier and Secretary of Transportation Tata 
as he is presented with his "Road Gang Member" certificate for service on the NCDOT Board. 

Bula Lodge
Mayor Wall presenting the "Bula Masonic Lodge #409 Day" Proclamation.

exchange students
Mayor Wall welcomes exchange students from
Burlington's Sister City, Gwacheon City South Korea.

FD Gives
Mayor Wall with Burlington Firefighters and Alamance Regional Medical Center Representatives as the BFD presents $8,000 to the ARMC Blue and Pink Ribbon Funds. 

Mayor Wall presents James Trogdon, III (Chief Operating Officer of the NCDOT)
with "A Friend of the Mayors" Award from the NC Metro Mayors Coalition. 

Blessed Sacrament
Mayor Wall had the opportunity to speak to Ms. Carrigan's 4th Grade Class from Blessed Sacrament School about local government and the City Council on December 7, 2012. 

Ray St. Academy
Mayor Wall congratulates students of Ray Street Academy for their work in collecting canned goods and turkeys for a Thanksgiving donation to the Loaves & Fishes Food Ministry. 

Wall Christmas Parade

Councilman Faucette, Mayor Pro Tem Huffman and Mayor Wall
at the 2012 Burlington Christmas Parade

Veterans Day Photo
Mayor Wall at the Golden Corral during their annual Veteran's Day celebration during which they offer veterans and active duty military members a free meal to thank them for their service. 

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Mayor Wall visits with 1st Graders at AO Elementary School.

Mayor Wall stands along side Councilman Celo Faucette, City Manager Harold Owen, and the Fire Department Headquarters' Staff at 8:46am on September 11, 2012 to honor a "Moment of Remembrance."

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Mayor Wall speaking at the 2nd Economic Development Summit held on September 12, 2012. 

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Mayor Wall gives the keynote speech at Smith Elementary School's Fifth Grade Celebration of Success.
Mayor Wall began his career in School Administration at Smith Elementary.

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March, 2012 Mayor Wall participates in National "Mayors for Meals" Day with Alamance Meals on Wheels

Mayor Wall joins officials from Labcorp, Alamance County, and ARMC in cutting
the ribbon of the 110,000 square foot expansion to Labcorp's Powell South Building.

Mayor Wall helps the Salvation Army "Do the Most Good"

Mayor Wall and Councilmen Faucette and Ross with Eagle Scout, Justin Morrison at the
dedication of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. monument at the Mayco Bigelow Center.

Mayor Wall with City Council and Miss North Carolina for
the christening of the 1893 City of Burlington locomotive

Helping to Celebrate the Start of Something New at Various Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

Mayor Wall met with the student artists who designed the wraps for Springwood Park's new recycling cans.

Mayor Wall with Vice Mayor Who-Seok Oh of Sister City, Gwacheon, South Korea.

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Mayor Wall with Jae C. Shin at the groundbreaking for the
World Tang Soo Do Association Headquarters in May of 2011.

Mayor Wall plays football with children at Tucker St. Apartments' National Night Out 2011