A Message from Mayor Roberson - COVID-19

March 30, 2020

Greetings Fellow Knightdalians,

I would first like to express my gratitude for your willingness to adhere to the latest measures implemented by Governor Roy Cooper, Wake County and the Town of Knightdale in an effort to keep our citizens safe.  This is a difficult time for all of us as we adjust to this “new norm” of going about our daily lives.  My belief is that through our cooperative partnerships with the Governor’s Office, state legislators, Wake County officials, and other municipal leaders that we will prevail, and in the near future restore the normalcy to our lives that we are accustomed too.  

In the meantime, I ask that you keep in your thoughts and prayers those who have been stricken with COVID-19 as well as the loved ones of those who have lost their lives to this terrible illness.  As we are becoming readily aware, this crisis will leave an indelible legacy on our country.  While many will face the virus itself, others will face the anxiety and uncertainty of loss of employment as a result of this crisis.  Though during this trying time, I am filled with an immense sense of pride to witness the dedication of our first responders, our healthcare workers providing frontline care, and our faith-based leaders and grocery store employees in ensuring that our citizens have vital support resources and food securities available to them.  We recognize that you are making great sacrifices for our citizens, our families, and your family.  Know that we stand with you, we support you, and we pray for you during these troubling times. We appreciate your willingness to serve in your capacities and want you to know that we are here for you as your Knightdale family.

I would also like to sincerely express my gratitude to our town staff and other local government partners for working in concert to keep our town safe, secure, and healthy.  These officials are worthy of our praise as they serve faithfully during this pandemic event.

Please know that if we all adhere to Governor Cooper’s mandates, then we will emerge better and stronger than ever before.  I ask that we all be patient, understanding, kind, and compassionate towards one another.  These characteristics are what the Knightdale community is all about.  The Town Council and I will continue to be a champion for all stakeholders of our community.  We will work with staff and other key partners to ensure that Knightdale perseveres and remains the best place to live, work, and play.

In the coming weeks, the Town of Knightdale and other key members of the community will be working to identify ways to say thank you for your support.  Please take care of yourselves and each other, and be safe. You are surrounded with the upmost love and support; not only from Knightdale, but throughout the United States.

With pride and strength, Knightdale strong,


Mayor James Roberson