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TJ Walker

Title: Council Member

Municipality: City of Rocky Mount

Position Interested In: District Representative - District 5

Tell us why you would like to serve in a leadership position at the League. In particular, specify goals you would like to accomplish as an officer or board member and indicate how, if attained, they will help to achieve Vision 2030 – the League’s future vision of how cities and towns will operate in 2030.

I would Iike to continue serving on the board in order to represent District 5 and many of the small cities and towns in Eastern NC. I believe we have to continue advocating for our small cities and towns in order to leverage state resources in alignment with our Vision 2030. Overall it is an honor and privilege to serve on the NCLM board and I’m grateful for the opportunity.

Tell us about your experience as a municipal official. You may want to include information on your service on the municipal governing body, other related boards and special areas of interest.

My experience as a municipal official dates back to 2019. Since 2019, I’ve served as a city councilmember and multiple boards. These boards include: Carolinas Gateway Partnership, Tar River Music, Coastal Plains Council of Government, Ambassador for ALOC, and Community Redevelopment.

Tell us about your educational background, professional experience, and/or community or civic activities. 

I am a graduate of North Carolina Central University and I’m currently finishing up a Masters of Divinity Program at Shaw University. I’ve worked as a teacher, social worker, mental health professional, and currently an entrepreneur and Pastor. I’m also an active member of Omega Psi Phi, Fraternity Incorporated.

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Have You Participated in Any NCLM Events or Committees? 

  • CityVision Annual Conference

  • Town & State Dinner or Town Hall Days

  • Legislative Goals Planning Events or Process

  • Legislative Lobby Days

  • Affiliate Organizations: NLC and ALC


Please provide any other information you would like the Nominations Committee to consider.

I pray that the nomination committee will see my commitment and service over the last few years of my first term of service for the League. Also, I pray that you all will entrust in me the opportunity to continue to serve. Thank you.

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