Power Breakfast: Wilmington's Direction

This event is sold out, but you can watch it live on WECT's Facebook page.
To be added to the wait list, email Events Director Elizabeth Stelzenmuller at [email protected] She will contact you if seats become available.

Managing growth. Creating jobs. The environment. Affordable housing. The Gateway Project. Crime. Regional partnerships. Inclusion. The (toll?) bridge. 

Wilmington’s Mayor and City Council have numerous opportunities and challenges in our rapidly growing region. This year’s election will determine whether the current or a former Mayor will lead Wilmington as well as City Council’s focus.

On Sept. 14, the candidates for Mayor and City Council will share the Power Breakfast stage and how they want to steer Wilmington. 

One discussion will be held with the City Council candidates, followed by a discussion with the candidates for Mayor. 

Mayor of Wilmington 

  • Former Mayor Harper Peterson 
  • Mayor Bill Saffo 

Wilmington City Council

  • Clifford Barnett
  • JB Brookins
  • Paul Lawler
  • Charlie Rivenbark 
  • Angie Ulmer
  • Jonathan Uzcategui
  • Luke Waddell 
  • Philip White 


Tuesday, September 14
Breakfast & Networking: 7:30 - 8:15 a.m.
Discussion: 8:15-9:45 a.m.
Wilmington Convention Center

There are no paper tickets for this event. You will receive a name tag at check-in which will include your table number.

Note: Bring your cell phone to text in questions during the discussion.

Contact Elizabeth Stelzenmuller with questions at e[email protected] or 910-508-5723.

The Power Breakfast series is a quarterly gathering of the business community and other community leaders to talk about issues of interest to our region. Each breakfast features a panel discussion or individual speaker focusing on topics of interest to local companies. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact [email protected] for more information.


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Tuesday Sep 14, 2021

7:30 AM to 9:45 AM


Wilmington Convention Center

515 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401