Ed Yerha PortraitA graduate of New York University where he studied “metropolitan leadership”, Ed got to put this knowledge to use when he moved to Cary with IBM in 1995.  Ed discovered Cary’s charm and sense of place and wanted to do more than just give back.  He became involved in various charitable and civic organizations, most notably serving as President of the Friends of the Page-Walker.  He served 14 years on Town Boards and Commissions before becoming the At-Large Representative on the Council in 2012 and was honored to serve as Mayor Pro Tem in 2015-2017.

Ed has been an advocate for Cary’s environmental initiatives and a strong supporter of the Town’s sports and cultural arts venues and programs.  He’s a guiding voice in the preservation of Cary’s history and hometown values while making decisions that allow future generations to enjoy the marvelous quality of life that Cary has to offer.

Number of terms served on Town Council (including current): 2012-2013 (first term -- appointed); 2013-2017 (second term); 2017 - 2021 (third term)

Expiration Date of current term: December 2021

Other political offices and/or appointments held, now or in the past: Mayor Pro Tem; Chairman, Cary Planning & Zoning Board; Vice-Chair, Cary Sister Cities Commission; Cary Zoning Board of Adjustment; Town Center Area Plan Citizens Advisory Committee; Downtown Parking Committee; Historic Resources Master Plan Advisory Committee; Historic Preservation Survey Committee; Council Liaison to the Friends of Page-Walker, Council liaison to the Historic Preservation Commission, Council liaison to Cary150 Task Force, Member of Triangle J Center of Region Enterprise work group

Current Civic Club Membership(s): Friends of The Page-Walker Hotel; Sister Cities Association; Heart of Cary Association; Friends of Hemlock Bluffs

Current Party Affiliation: Unaffiliated