Topics: Lydia Lavelle

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.

Carrboro mayor Lydia Lavelle gets the ball rolling on her election campaign

Lydia Lavelle

Carrboro mayor Lydia Lavelle kicked off her election campaign at Steel String Brewery last Friday evening with mingling, munchies, and stickers. 

NC's openly LGBTQ political figures talk representation in government and HB2's partial repeal


Political figures in the North Carolina LGBTQ community met on campus Friday to discuss LGBTQ representation in government and the newly passed House Bill 142.

Local leaders issue responses to Trump's immigration ban


As of President Donald Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order, immigrants from seven countries — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — were denied entry into the U.S. for 90 days. The order also suspended the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days.

LGBTQ elected officials send open letter to President-elect Donald Trump


Two elected officials in Carrboro joined more than 150 other LGBTQ officials across the U.S. in sending a letter to President-elect Donald Trump on Friday, asking him to respect and continue efforts to create equality for the LGBTQ community.

Chelsea Clinton visits North Carolina, discusses college affordability


With four high-profile appearances this week — one at Wake Forest University Tuesday, and another in Carrboro Wednesday — Chelsea Clinton is making her mark in North Carolina and addressing college affordability.

Mayors mix it up for Orange County Rape Crisis Center fundraiser


Mayors Mark Kleinschmidt and Lydia Lavelle tried their hands at bartending to raise money for the Orange County Rape Crisis Center. 

One year later, LGBT community still on road to equality

For one Carrboro woman, life finally feels normal.

Carrboro mayor Lydia Lavelle calls for national inclusivity

Weddings are large and small, home and away, but few couples can say their ceremony was an open, town-wide event.

Carrboro mayoral candidates beat write-ins

Lydia Lavelle made history Tuesday after she was elected to be the first openly lesbian mayor in North Carolina.

Q&A with Carrboro Mayor Pro Tempore Lydia Lavelle


Lydia Lavelle is Carrboro’s Mayor Pro Tempore and has been a member of the Board of Aldermen since 2007. She recently filed as a candidate for mayor in the 2013 election.