The Carrboro Board of Aldermen will soon welcome a new face to the board — and Damon Seils is putting his name in the hat for the position.
Seils, first vice-chairman of the Carrboro Planning Board, announced Nov. 14 that he will run for election after Alderman Dan Coleman steps down next month.
Coleman has served on the Board of Alderman since February 2006, but he will soon move to Melbourne, Australia, where his wife will teach at Monash University.
Seils, who has served on the planning board since 2008, said he thinks his experience with town and county government has prepared him for a seat on the board.
“I have built some good relationships with many different people in the community, in and out of politics,” Seils said.
Seils — who was born in Texas and came to Carrboro in 1999 — is part of the Carrboro Green Leaves Commission and the LGBT Task Force at Duke.
Seils currently works as a health services researcher at the Duke University School of Medicine.
“These various organizations have given me the opportunity to make decisions and learn about the processes of local government,” he said.
Braxton Foushee, who works on the planning board with Seils, said he thinks Seils would be a good fit for the town.