Bermuda Run Candidate: Ken Peacock
Published 9:37 am Thursday, October 14, 2021
Kenneth (Ken) E. Peacock
Sycamore Park Lane
Wife, Rosanne Barkley Peacock
Bachelor’s of business administration from Mars Hill College; master’s and doctor of philosophy from Louisiana State University
Retired educator and university administrator
In The Community
• Clemmons United Methodist Church, leadership board, treach young adult Sunday school class
• Davie Medical Center Board of Trustees
• Bermuda Run Town Council
• Cognition Board of Directors
• Bermuda Run State Employees’ Credit Union Board of Directors
Why did you decide to seek public office?
Peacock: When Rick Cross was elected Mayor of Bermuda Run, I was serving on the Planning Board and was given the opportunity by the Council to fill Mayor Cross’s unexpired term. I quickly learned of the dedication, talent, and commitment of the professionals (Lee Rollins, town manager; Cindy Poe, town clerk; and the elected members of the council) serving our Town. That experience created in me a desire to support our leadership in embracing the small-town charm and beauty of our community.
What is the No. 1 issue facing your town, and what is your plan to address that issue?
Peacock: I believe one of the most challenging issues facing our Town is the lack of affordable housing. I have met young professionals who desire to live in Bermuda Run, but are unable to locate adequate housing. With a vibrant, growing medical center in our Town, I anticipate this need will be even greater in the future.
What is the top quality that makes you proud of your town?
Peacock: The desire of the people to develop and grow our town the right way – not the fastest nor the least expensive way, but the correct way for the long-term with an eye on preservation and protection of natural resources for environmental and recreational amenities. There is a great sense of pride in the Town of Bermuda Run and I, and all other Council women and men, are committed to supporting the residents of Bermuda Run as it continues its stead, managed growth.
Peacock: Located in Davie County, the people of Bermuda Run are surrounded by a commitment to education. Having visionary leaders of a strong public education system, an exceptional Community College, and a visionary Medical Center in our community makes us the envy of many others. Having served in the University administration for many years, I know the importance of the skill of listening.
Once again, our Town is facing the development of an updated Comprehensive Plan. This thought-provoking, community involved, soul-searching process requires much talking, listening, and pondering as to what we want to be and how we desire to develop. This is an important process for our Town. I served on the Planning Board when our last Comprehensive Plan was developed.
If I am granted the opportunity to continue to serve on the Bermuda Run Town Council, I pledge to listen to our dedicated leaders, to work with them as we continue together on our path of managed growth while maintaining a safe and well-maintained community.