The Orange County Local Reentry Council, in partnership with the Towns of Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough, hosted this virtual event on June 25, 2020. I was honored to introduce the event and welcome the more than 100 community members in attendance.
Monthly office hours for the first half of 2020 are here! Join me (and sometimes a special guest) to chat about local issues, ongoing projects, and important new initiatives coming to Carrboro this year. We can also talk politics as we face down this important election year for the region, the state, and the country.
- Sunday, January 12, 2:00-4:00 pm – Gray Squirrel Coffee Company
- Sunday, February 9, 12:00-3:00 pm – Craftboro Brewing Depot – Special guest: Orange County Commissioner Mark Dorosin
- Sunday, March 22, 3:00-4:00 pm – Online Office Hours (Zoom)
- Sunday, March 29, 2:30-4:00 pm – Online Office Hours (Zoom)
- Sunday, April 5, 2:00-3:30 pm – Online Office Hours (Zoom)
Updated May 6, 2020.
Early voting in Carrboro and Chapel Hill begins on Saturday, October 19, and continues for 2 weeks. Cast your vote early at Carrboro Town Hall, the Seymour Center, or Chapel of the Cross.
- Saturday, Oct. 19: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
- Monday, Oct. 21: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
- Tuesday, Oct. 22: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
- Wednesday, Oct. 23: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
- Thursday, Oct. 24: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
- Friday, Oct. 25: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
- Sunday, Oct. 27: 12:00-4:00 pm
- Monday, Oct. 28: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
- Tuesday, Oct. 29: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
- Wednesday, Oct. 30: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
- Thursday, Oct. 31: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
- Friday, Nov. 1: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
October office hours are here! My very special guest this month is my friend and colleague Alderwoman Barbara Foushee. Join us Saturday, October 12, anytime between 5:30 and 7:30 pm at Open Eye Cafe. Drop by anytime to talk about all things Carrboro—including this new bus shelter.
Updated December 5, 2019.
Summer is here! It’s time to plan ahead for another season of office hours. It’s been a fun and interesting year for office hours so far, and I’m looking forward to seeing more of you over the next several months.
- Sunday, July 14, 1:00-3:00 pm, Vecino Brewing Co
- Friday, August 23, 12:00-2:00 pm, lunch hour at Mel’s Luncheonette
- Saturday, September 14, 4:00-6:00 pm, Open Eye Cafe
- Saturday, October 12, with special guest Alderwoman Barbara Foushee, 5:30-7:00 pm, Open Eye Cafe
- Sunday, November 17,
2:00-4:00 pm,12:30-2:30 pm, Johnny’s Gone Fishing
- Friday, December 6, 4:30-6:30 pm, Gray Squirrel Coffee Company
Come talk about Carrboro!
For this month’s office hours, I’m glad to welcome special guest Joal Hall Broun, the chair of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school board and a former Carrboro alderwoman. Joal also serves on the executive committee of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro branch of the NAACP. She has worked for all of us locally and regionally in a variety of roles over many years.
Drop by anytime on Saturday, March 30, between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm! We’ll be camped out in the Claremont neighborhood clubhouse at 115 Orlando Place. (Many thanks to the Claremont Homeowners Association.)
Updated June 4, 2019.
The new year means a new season of office hours! Want to chat about Carrboro? Join me for any or all. Here are the details:
- Office hours: Saturday, January 12, 2:00-4:00 pm: Looking Glass Cafe
- Happy office hours: Friday, February 8, 5:30-7:30 pm: Vecino Brewing Co
- Office hours with special guest Joal Hall Broun: Saturday, March 30, 11:00 am-1:00 pm: Claremont Clubhouse (115 Orlando Place, Carrboro)
- Office hours: Sunday, April 14, 2:00-4:00 pm: Napoli Cafe & Gelateria
- Happy office hours: Thursday, May 9, 5:30-7:00 pm: Steel String Brewery
- Office hours with special guest Margaret Herring: Saturday,
June 8June 15, 9:00-11:00 am: Gray Squirrel Coffee Company
My fall season of community office hours continues with special guest Karen Howard, member of the Chatham County Board of Commissioners. Karen represents Chatham County District 1, the northeastern corner of the county nearest to Carrboro and Chapel Hill. She and I serve together on the board of the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization.
Join us on Saturday, October 20, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Looking Glass Cafe.
Drop in at any time. We look forward to seeing you.
Plan ahead for my future office hours:
- Saturday, November 10, 11:00 am-1:00 pm
- Sunday, December 2, 1:00-3:00 pm
This year, I’m kicking off a new season of community office hours with a special guest. Join me on Sunday, February 25, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm with the wonderful Karen Stegman, who was recently elected to the Chapel Hill Town Council.
Carrboro and Chapel Hill are joined at the hip, and that’s how we like it. Our two towns work closely with each other and with Orange County on a range of important issues, from public transit and land use planning to emergency services and solid waste. Karen and I share particular interests in progressive comprehensive planning that emphasizes smart growth and local and regional pedestrian-bicycle-transit connectivity; social inclusion and racial equity; and environmental protection. As two of Orange County’s three LGBTQ elected officials, Karen and I also take a special interest in showing up for our fellow LGBTQ North Carolinians.
We’ll be available to talk about these topics and more. Drop in at any time. We’re looking forward to seeing you.
Plan ahead for future office hours:
March 18,March 25, 1:00-3:00 pm
- Saturday, April 14, 2:00-4:00 pm
- Sunday, May 6, 1:00-3:00 pm
On Monday, February 5, Carrboro joins in on the countywide celebration of the 200th anniversary of Frederick Douglass’s birth.
Come out to the Century Century to learn from and celebrate with James Williams, former public defender for Orange and Chatham Counties; Michelle Lanier, executive director of the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission; and Jaki Shelton Green, 2009 Piedmont Laureate and 2003 recipient of the North Carolina Award for Literature.
Plan to attend other events throughout Orange County into the spring: http://www.orangecountync.gov/…/frederick_douglass_200th.php.