Chapel Hill Town Council

Deadline for Council applicants

From the Town of Chapel Hill:

The Chapel Hill Town Council has established the process for filling the vacancy on the Council resulting from the resignation of former Council Member Penny Rich. The Town Charter provides that this vacancy be filled by appointment for the remainder of Council Member Rich's term of office, until December 2013. Residents of Chapel Hill who are registered voters and otherwise qualified to hold office are invited to apply to fill this vacant seat on the Town Council.

There is no official form for applications. Applications must include the name, residence address, and signature of the applicant. The original application with an original signature must be submitted and received by the Town Clerk by 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The Town Clerk's Office is located in the Communications and Public Affairs Department on the second floor of Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

Applicants may include information in support of the application if they wish and are encouraged to provide a written statement (500 words or less) outlining the applicant's view of issues facing the Town of Chapel Hill and interest in serving on the Town Council.

Applicants will have an opportunity to make brief remarks regarding their interest in serving on the Town Council at the special meeting of the Town Council at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in the Council Chamber at Town Hall. The Council will then consider making an appointment to fill the vacancy at a special meeting/public hearing on Jan. 23, 2013.

Information: 919-968-2743 


Monday, January 7, 2013 - 5:00pm

Justice United Fall Delegates Assembly

According to Facebook:

Gathering starts at 6:00PM,
Meeting 6:30 to 8:00
We start and end on time.

More than 150 delegates of Justice United will meet with candidates for elected office and decision makers. Justice United leaders will discuss the specifics of the Justice United Action Agenda for the Common Good which was developed with the input of more than 1,000 residents of Orange County.

For more information, contact Stephanie Perry at 919-403-7082 or the Justice United office at 919-403-7082.


Monday, October 24, 2011 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Friends and Family Hall, Saint Thomas More Catholic Church 940 Carmichael Street, Chapel Hill

EmPOWERment / NRG / CURB / NAACP Chapel Hill Candidate Forum

Info receive via e-mail from Julie McClintock:

Greetings Candidates!

As a candidate for the Chapel Hill Town Council, you are invited to participate in a Community Forum sponsored by organizations who value community participation in Town decisions. Organizers for this evenare Empowerment, NRG (Neighbors for Responsible Growth), CURB (Citizens United for Responsive Building), and the NAACP.

When and where?  Tuesday,October 11th, 6:30 - 8:30pm, Hargraves Center St. Joseph's Church  .

6:30 - 7 pm   Candidates meet and greet neighbors and community members, light refreshments 
7 - 8:30 pm  Candidates answer questions gathered from our neighborhoods and organizations. (Questions will be sent to candidates in advance.)

Kindly return by email this invitation to confirm your attendance.  We look forward to a fun and informative evening.

Thank you for your participation in ourTown elections!


Community Forum Organizing Committee:  Dolores Bailey, Julie McClintock, Del Snow, Al McSurely



Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm



Live Online Candidate Forum: Chapel Hill Town Council

The editors of OrangePolitics are excited to announce our first-ever online candidate forums for the upcoming Chapel Hill-Carrboro school board, Carrboro Board of Aldermen, and Chapel Hill Town Council elections. Orange County journalist Kirk Ross, former editor of the Carrboro Citizen and a columnist for both the Citizen and the Independent Weekly among others, will serve as the moderator of all three forums.

Each forum will consist of real-time written conversations between the candidates and the moderator. Questions will be solicited from OP readers before and during the forum. The moderator will have final say in question selection. The events will take place online at, with one evening dedicated to each race covered.

Learn more and suggest questions at  


Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


Sierra Club/Chamber of Commerce Chapel Hill Candidate Forum


Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 7:00pm


Hargraves Community Center



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