Michelle Johnson’s membership on the Carrboro Board of Aldermen became official Tuesday night as she was sworn in in front of family and friends.
“My mother and grandmother both came into town to see me sworn in, which is really exciting,” she said.
Retiring Alderman Joal Hall Broun, who has served on the board since 1999, was also recognized for her contributions to the community.
“My season has come to an end,” she said. “I have enjoyed my time in the ‘Paris of the Piedmont.’”
Broun said being an alderman has been a privilege.
She is most proud of her involvement in the development of Carrboro’s fire station number 2 and the purchases of a nature preservation property and the Adams Tract, a wilderness trail.
Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton and incumbents Lydia Lavelle and Dan Coleman were also sworn in at the meeting.
“I look forward to working with all of you to continue to build this wonderful community,” Lavelle said.
Coleman, who was approved as mayor pro tempore, said he was thankful to his supporters for returning him to office.