Vickie Adamson is a native of North Carolina. She has lived in Raleigh since 1983. Vickie and her husband Mark attend Highland United Methodist Church and have one son who graduated from Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School. In addition to her work with PTA, Vickie has worked with the Clothing Closet, Artsplosure, First Night, AnimalKind and African American Dance Ensemble.
After receiving a bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University, Vickie worked for several large corporations as a business analyst, helping companies develop and maintain strong business practices. She used her accounting skills to help her employers maximize profits, utilizing quality internal control processes that yielded high quality financial results. As a business analyst in the competitive world of technology, Vickie learned the value of having well-trained employees who know how to work together as a team no matter their backgrounds. She has volunteered in our public schools for 13 years, starting when her son entered kindergarten in the Wake County Public School System. Vickie has held several leadership positions in PTA that have given her first-hand understanding of how hard teachers work to nurture and instruct our students, preparing them for college and career. The time she has spent in the schools has taught her how essential it is to treat our educators with respect and pay teachers a professional salary. As a church volunteer, Vickie works to help resettle refugees, helping vulnerable families with clothing, housing and food security needs. This work has made her a fierce advocate for affordable housing, sound employment and transportation services to help citizens get jobs and keep them. She supports programs that keep families together. She has championed funding of art, music, world languages, P.E. and technology for our schools. She has advocated for more social workers, school psychologists, nurses and counselors to help our children and their teachers be successful in school and in life.
A dedicated child advocate and civic leader, Vickie Adamson is asking for your vote on November 6 for District 7 of the Wake County Commission (Commissioners run countywide so every voter can vote in each Commissioner race).
Vickie summarized her focus: “North Carolina has been my home all my life. As a Wake County Commissioner, I will always put our citizens first with sound policies and solutions for the entire community. I will support our students our teachers and do everything I can to ensure that all our children have the schools they deserve,” she said. “I will put Wake County first, not politics or worries over future elections. I want to keep Wake County as the top place in NC to live, work, play and learn.”