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May 17, 2022

EARLY VOTING BEGINS APRIL 28, 2022

Hazel B. Royal for Ward 2

NEW BERN BOARD OF ALDERMEN

VOTE

May 17, 2022

EARLY VOTING BEGINS APRIL 28, 2022

Hazel B. Royal for Ward 2

NEW BERN BOARD OF ALDERMEN

Proven Record of Success

Community Activist With Over 35 Years of Service

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Hazel's Vision for New Bern

What She Will Fight For

As Alderman of Ward 2, Hazel Royal looks forward to successful collaborative endeavors to make New Bern the best city to live, work, and grow in. She looks forward to implementing a local government that includes all residents and represents the voice and needs of all the communities that comprise Ward 2.

Equality of Opportunity

One of Royal’s greatest desires is to see equity achieved for all people. She has dedicated her life and ministry to making that desire a reality. As the Director of Abundant Life Community Services, she has spent 21 years partnering with organizations such as the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and the City of New Bern to provide resources and services to people in low-resource communities. Under Royal’s leadership, ALCS served over 200,000 pounds of food during the COVID-19 pandemic and supported disaster relief, educational, and transitional housing efforts. 

Community Engagement

Having grown up in the Craven Terrace Public Housing and Pembroke communities, Royal has found home and community in Ward 2 throughout her life. Royal engages and serves the community as an Administrative Pastor for Abundant Life Ministries, the Director of the non-profit Abundant Life Community Services, the president of the East Coast Coalition of Pastors, a Chaplain of the New Bern Police Department, and a board member for over a dozen community-focused organizations. Her deep roots in Ward 2, dedicated service, and community partnerships speak to a servant leader who works tirelessly to promote quality living for all residents.

Advocacy for Ward 2

Royal is not only a recognized leader and advocate for Ward 2, but also a lifelong resident who has the familiarity and years of service needed to represent “the voice” of Ward 2’s communities. Her commitment to advocacy is shown in her long record of participation on numerous boards and committees, including United Way, Five Points Revitalization, and Neuse River Community Development Corp, Inc. Royal has earned accolades for this extensive civic engagement, including a nomination for Craven County’s Distinguished Woman, a recipient of the NC Governor’s Award, the Sun Journal 52 Faces Volunteer Recognition, the Craven County Trailblazers Coalition Leadership Recognition Award, and the Vision Forward Community Award.

Inclusion of All People

Royal is committed to representing the needs of all people in Ward 2. She has built inclusive communities through her ministry and provided services to underserved communities with disparities in access to quality services through ALCS. Her community service and advocacy work focuses on improving outcomes, eliminating disparities, maximizing resources, and providing all residents with the education and tools they need for self-sufficiency and quality living.

Economic Development for Ward 2

As a native New Bernian, Royal has an intimate understanding of the economic triumphs and challenges in Ward 2’s communities. As the Director of ALCS, Royal has launched community initiatives focused on providing education and resources to youth and adults in underserved communities. Initiatives include a free after school program for at-risk students through partnerships with North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and Craven County Schools, Family Life Education for families to learn skills that foster health and economic opportunity, and Temporary Transitional Housing to support families transitioning from homelessness to stable independent living. These and other initiatives are giving people across Ward 2 resources that support them in earning a living wage, optimal health and wellness, and financial stability.

Why Vote for Hazel Royal?

ward 2 is her roots

Hazel B. Royal is a native New Bernian and has spent a lifetime in service to the citizens of New Bern and surrounding communities. She sees the potential and is committed to ensuring that all citizens have a government that is inclusive. That commitment is the fundamental reason that she is a candidate for the City of New Bern Board of Aldermen. As Alderman of Ward 2, she will represent “the voice” of the communities that she has become familiar with and diligently served for many years.
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A History of Community Activism and Leadership

The impact of Royal’s leadership and contributions extend as well to civic participation that includes numerous boards,  committees, accolades and a nomination.

Ordained Minister of the Gospel, Abundant Life Miracle Center
1991
1992
Nominee, Craven County Distinguished Woman, Community Service
Recipient, NC Governor Jim Hunt Outstanding Achievement Award
1994
2000
Established Abundant Life Community Services (ALCS)
Recipient, 52 Faces Community Volunteer Award
2017
2021
Recipient, Craven County Trailblazers Coalition Community Service Award
Recipient, Vision Forward Community Service Award
2021

A History of Community Activism and Leadership

The impact of Royal’s leadership and contributions extend as well to civic participation that includes numerous boards,  committees, accolades and a nomination.

1991
Ordained Minister of the Gospel, Abundant Life Miracle Center
1992
Nominee, Craven County Distinguished Woman, Community Service
1994
Recipient, NC Governor Jim Hunt Outstanding Achievement Award
2000
Established Abundant Life Community Services (ALCS)
2017
Recipient, 52 Faces Community Volunteer Award
2021
Recipient, Craven County Trailblazers Coalition Community Service Award
2021
Recipient, Vision Forward Community Service Award
Where You Can Find Hazel

Upcoming Campaign Events

Liberal Ladies Luncheon

TBD

4 April 2022 12:00 PM

William Wainwright Dinner

The Flame, New Bern, NC

22 April 2022 5:30 PM

One Stop Early Voting Begins

Location Pending

28 April 2022

ELECTION DAY

8:00 AM, 17 May 2022

IN THE NEWS

Black History Month Recognition

The New Bern-Craven County Public Library honored Hazel Royal as a community leader and advocate in recognition of Black History Month.

Sun Journal Candidacy Announcement

New Bernian Hazel Royal has announced she will be running for the Ward 2 seat on the city’s board of aldermen

New Bern Now Candidacy Announcement

One of Hazel Royal's greatest desires is to see wholeness and equity realized in the life of all people.

NC Supreme Court Moves 2022 Primary to May 17

The North Carolina Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended candidate filing for all offices for the 2022 primary election.

From Corporate Life to Advocate for the Underserved

New Bern native Hazel Royal has spent 30 years advocating for the community's underserved residents.