Carrboro town council member Damon Seils (left) interviewed Quintana Stewart (middle), the Orange County health director, and Dinah Jeffries (right), the Orange County emergency services director, about the county's pandemic response. Photo courtesy of Damon Seils.

Column: Local officials discuss how they're leading Orange County through crisis

The OC Voice is a portion of the OC Report newsletter where local residents may have a platform to talk about local issues they care about. Damon Seils is a member of the Carrboro Town Council.


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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