During the day, Stacey is the Arts, Culture and Sustainable Communities Division Manager with the City of Durham General Services Department. There her team is developing initiatives including: implementing the Sustainability Roadmap to ensure stewardship of the city’s physical and environmental assets, crafting a Carbon Neutrality and Renewable Energy Plan for the municipality, building Keep Durham Beautiful a nonprofit that encourages residents to be stewards of their environment, leading three resident boards the Environmental Affairs Board, Cultural Advisory Board and the Public Art committee, in addition to executing Real Estate development projects on behalf of the municipal government.
Stacey has been with the City of Durham for eighteen years and previously was in the Solid Waste Department as a Manager for the Clean Cities Division and in the Community Development Department as a project manager for CDBG, HOME and other affordable housing funding. She earned her undergraduate degree from Stetson University and Master’s Degree from North Carolina Central University in Public Policy.
Stacey is a proud member of the Burch Avenue Neighborhood Association in Durham’s West End having resided there with her spouse Wendy Woods since 1999. Stacey is a licensed Real Estate Broker and Real Estate Developer through her company Habitable Space. A recent project included renovating a 1950’s gas station into the full service restaurant Grub. She loves to help other investors realize their dreams.
Stacey is the former Chair of the Board of Directors for the Durham Community Land Trustees, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong communities by developing, managing and advocating for permanently affordable housing and now a proud Board Member for the Scrap Exchange and Reuse Arts District. Stacey is passionate about utilizing her real estate experience to develop the land owned by the Scrap Exchange into a national model community for artists, artisans, and other creatives to live, work and play.
Stacey is an avid kayaker, a native Floridian, a lover of boiled peanuts and a bricolage artist.