Lydia Lavelle is the current mayor of Carrboro. Lavelle was elected as an alderman in 2007. She became the mayor in November 2013. Her term is set to expire in December 2015.
Lavelle earned a Masters of Recreation Resources from North Carolina State University and worked for a few years in parks and recreation administration. In 1993 she earned a law degree from North Carolina Central University. She is currently an assistant professor, teaching law at NCCU.