Councilwoman Warrender was sworn into office in December of 2011. She is currently in her third four-year term, expiring in December 2023.
Warrender is a resident of the "Promise Land" in Morehead City. She is retired from her position as Program Director for the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce. Councilwoman Warrender also owned and operated two small businesses in Carteret County. She is presently a member of the Morehead City Noon Rotary and the Carteret County Arts Council.