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Hon. Wendy Jacobs

Commissioner, Durham County, N.C.

About Hon. Wendy Jacobs

Commissioner Wendy Jacobs is Vice Chair of the Board of County Commissioners. The previous four years, she served as Chair of the Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Jacobs is currently serving her third term of office, first elected in 2012 and having been sworn in again on December 7, 2020. She is a graduate of Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts in History, Magna Cum Laude. As a former educator she received her teaching certification from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and taught in the Durham and Caswell County Public Schools as well as Carolina Friends School. She most recently worked as a project manager for Unique Places, a conservation driven real estate company. Prior to being elected to office, Commissioner Jacobs was chair of the Erwin Area Neighborhood Group and led the campaign to create Hollow Rock Nature Park, formerly named New Hope Preserve, a 100-acre multi-jurisdictional park. She also served as chair of the park master plan committee and six years as a county appointee to the Durham Planning Commission, as well as being an active Durham Public Schools parent volunteer, member of the Superintendent’s Budget Advisory Committee and other community involvements.