Sitting in traffic for hours is one thing Laney Dale doesn’t miss about living in Los Angeles.
“I love living in a small town,” he said. “There is not too much that would draw me back to a bigger city again.”
Due to his love of the area’s small town atmosphere, Dale has filed to run for a seat on the Chapel Hill Town Council.
According to the Orange County Board of Elections website as of Wednesday morning, Dale will run against Lee Storrow, Jason Baker, Augustus Cho, Jon DeHart and incumbent Matt Czajkowski.
Current council member Donna Bell has also announced that she will seek another term.
Dale, who moved to Chapel Hill four years ago, said his decision to run was based on maintaining the standard of living that first drew him to the area.
“I moved here to provide a better quality of life for my family and for myself,” he said. “And I would like to work to maintain that quality of life within Chapel Hill for the foreseeable future.”
Dale is a member of the Parks & Recreation Commission and also the co-founder and CEO of a technology startup Appuware, which develops and designs mobile applications.
Dale said his long history of running organizations from start-ups to larger companies has given him the ability to drive future growth and to plan for the future.