Renee (Renee) Price (D-050)

State Representative Renee Price

Renee (Renee) Price (D-050)
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Capitol: 919.715.3019
FAX: 919.733.2599
District: 919.715.3019
Representative
North Carolina House of Representatives
Legislative Building 16 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-1096
PO Box 1303
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Residence:Hillsborough, NC

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Bio

Born in Rochester, NY, Renee Price was raised in a family and an environment that valued education, the arts, equality, civil rights, and justice. Her mother was a talented beautician, and her father was the first African American police officer in the city. She and her sister attended both public and the private schools; as her father said, "knowledge is one thing they can't take away from you." Renee earned her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Tufts University majoring in urban affairs, and Master of Regional Planning from Cornell University with concentrations in city development planning, and environmental planning and design. She also studied at Colgate-Rochester Divinity School in the Master of Arts program. From New York to North Carolina to Alabama and back to North Carolina, Renee has focused on urban and rural life, as well as resource preservation and conservation. Her positions have included- housing director for an inner-city neighborhood, assistant project manager for an office of environmental impact, grant writer for a pro bono law firm on Black land loss, coordinator for a conservation council, director of a forestry program for underserved farmers and landowners, and manager of government relations for a mentoring program. In 2012, Renee was elected to the Orange County Board of County Commissioners, re-elected in 2016, and in 2020. As Commissioner, she serves on various local and regional boards. During her tenure, she has supported community members in closing a landfill, paving an access road, building affordable housing, improving school facilities, and preserving farms and agriculture. Renee also continues to advocate for small businesses, artists, crafts makers, and entrepreneurs, and such issues as climate change mitigation and the expansion of broadband. She served as Vice-Chair of the BOCC from 2018 to 2020 and has served as Chair since 2020. Renee remains active in the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) and currently serves as the Chair of the Legislative Goals Committee and is a member of the Board of Directors. She recently completed four years as President of the North Carolina Association of Black County Officials (NCABCO) and is a Board Member of the North Carolina Black Alliance. In 2020, Renee received the M.H. Jack Brock Outstanding County Commissioner Award from her NCACC colleagues. At the national level, Renee has been active in the National Association of Counties (NACo), and currently serves as Chair of the Arts and Culture Commission, a Vice-Chair of the Justice & Public Safety Steering Committee, and a Member of the Rural Action Caucus. She also is a member of the National Association of Black County Officials (NABCO), and on the Board of Directors of the National Organization of Black County Officials (NOBCO). Renee and Michael enjoy life residing at the edge of Hillsborough, along the banks of the Eno River.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2022    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Michael   
Counties Representing
Caswell
Orange