Orange County Commissioners

The Board of Orange County Commissioners is responsible for guiding Orange County and making policy decisions. The seven-member board is primarily responsible for adopting the annual budget, creating the property tax rate each year, staffing advisory boards, and meeting the various needs of the county. Board meetings are typically held on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at various locations around the county.

See who’s on the board and read upcoming agendas.

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Sales tax funds laptops in Orange County Schools

Orange County Schools sent its students back to school with a little more edge this year. As part of its 1:1 Laptop Initiative, the district issued 4,100 laptops to its middle and high school students to revamp the way its students learn.


	Penny Rich, Current Chapel Hill Town Council member and county commissioner nominee.

County commissioners-elect want change

Penny Rich, a Chapel Hill Town Council member and Mark Dorosin, a managing attorney at the UNC Center for Civil Rights, both won the Democratic primary May 8 for the Orange County Board of Commissioners in District 1.


Elementary 11 ready to break ground in Northside

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools’ newest elementary school is taking its first major steps toward becoming a reality. Elementary School 11 will be located in the Northside neighborhood and has been planned to help reduce district overcrowding.


Library site causes concern in Carrboro

A freestanding library in Carrboro — a project 25 years in the making — is moving closer to realization as local officials work to decide on criteria for the library’s location. On Tuesday night, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen discussed revisions to the county’s proposed criteria for the site of the future Southwest Orange County Regional Branch Library.