Raleigh City Councilor Corey Branch is a native of Raleigh, Corey and has served Raleigh in numerous capacities since graduating from North Carolina A&T State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering and returning home. He supports the institution that helped to mold him, often traveling to Greensboro, NC to support his Alma Mater. He is also a graduate of Fuller GT Magnet Elementary School, Ligon GT Magnet Middle School, and William G. Enloe Magnet High School, all seated in District C. His first job was with the City of Raleigh working at the City Hall location in water billing and mail services.
While working at AT&T as a Senior Technical Director, Corey serves the citizens of District C and Raleigh; continuing his work to improve current bus service and shelters, just as he did while serving as a member of the Raleigh Transit Authority.
Corey led the effort which resulted in city funding for SECU Advance Community Health. He also organized community conversations between citizens and the Raleigh Police Department as known as “Barbershop Talks,” and fostered open dialogue between citizens and city staff. Corey continues to work for more sidewalks, safer intersections, and civic participation throughout the city, but especially in Southeast Raleigh.
Leadership positions previously held by Corey include Chairmanship of the Marrkens Development Group and Member of the Board of Directors for WakeUp Wake County where he sought to be a voice for the people of Southeast Raleigh as well as those throughout the county. He served Baptist Grove Church working as Sound Engineer with the Audio-Visual Team known as the Karygma Ministry.
No matter the platform, Corey produces results! As Regional Chairman for a Summer Leadership Institute, he organized and orchestrated programming for high school students from seven southern states and under his leadership, Corey grew the institute’s participation by 43% over four short years. Corey was instrumental in organizing a Legislative Day with the General Assembly for the Association of North Carolina Alphamen, hailing from those same seven southern states for several years. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated has benefited from Corey’s leadership on the local chapter, state, regional and national levels.
Corey still makes time to support his wife, Chanda, whom he married in June of 2013. She is a professional educator, performer, and arts advocate. His joy is time spent traveling with his wife and relaxing with friends.