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Kate Pearce

Senior Planner, Dorothea Dix Park, City of Raleigh


Kate Pearce is the Senior Planner for Dorothea Dix Park for the City of Raleigh.  As the project manager she is responsible for the stewardship, use and future planning of the park. Prior to joining the City she worked as both an urban planning and business management consultant. Her consultant work took her across the country and around the globe.  Pearce has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a MBA from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi and a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kate is Texsippian– Part Texan, part Mississippian but now calls Raleigh home.

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