(From left) Town Council Members Damon Seils, Sammy Slade, Randee Haven-O'Donnell and Barbara Foushee and Mayor Lydia Lavelle listen to an ENO Arts Mill proposal in West Hillsborough on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 at the Carrboro Town Hall. Katie Murray, Orange County's Arts Commission Director, spoke on behalf of the project, urging the Council to help create "a stronger local arts agency, physical space and increased accessibility to the arts" for Orange County's community of artists.

Carrboro Town Council discusses local measures to address COVID-19 pandemic

The Carrboro Town Council met Tuesday to discuss ideas to support the community amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.


Carrboro Town Council

Carrboro’s Town Council is responsible for guiding the town of Carrboro and making policy decisions. Carrboro has a council/manager form of government, which means the council members are responsible for the town’s legislative responsibilities. There are six members of the board, along with the mayor who leads it. The current mayor is Lydia Lavelle.

The board is advised by the town manager, along with a number of other advisory boards and committees. These are often run by council members. They deal with issues such as economic development, climate change and human services.

The council was formerly known as the Carrboro Board of Aldermen, however in November of 2019, they unanimously changed their name to Town Council. 

Board meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, work sessions on 2nd Tuesdays, and public hearings on 4th Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall at 301 W. Main Street.

See who’s on the board, read upcoming agendas or view meeting minutes.

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(From left) Josh Delaney, 12, Ben Dover, 13, and Connor Pants, 10, swing as Dexter McQueen, 12, looks on at the recently opened Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Members of the community gathered for the park's ribbon-cutting two years after the initial groundbreaking.

Carrboro celebrates the opening of Martin Luther King Jr. Park

“He’s not a hero for some of the community, he’s not my hero because I’m an African-American, he’s not the hero of women because he heralded women’s rights, he’s not the hero of the immigrant because he fought for their rights,” Richards said. “He’s not the hero of soldiers or those who would do war because he fought for peace. He is the hero of all of us.”