The Chapel Hill Town Council’s recent search for a new member of its Central West Focus Area Steering Committee didn’t yield the sort of candidate the council was looking for.
The council rightly wanted the new member of the committee to accurately represent the community being affected by the committee’s decisions.
But the lack of applicants makes clear that if the Chapel Hill Town Council truly believes in having diversity on its advisory boards, it should improve its outreach.
The Central West Focus Area is historically unengaged and is largely compromised of public housing.
Because of this, it is essential for the council to reach out and put a bigger emphasis on involvement in places like the Central West Focus Area.