Author Archives: Damon

Spring 2022 Office Hours

Spring is here! With springtime comes a new wave of pollen and a new season of my community office hours. Drop by during the times below to chat about local issues.

  • Saturday, April 16, 11:00 am-1:00 pmOpen Eye Cafe (back patio) — Special guest: Mark Chilton, Orange County register of deeds and former mayor of Carrboro
  • Saturday, May 7, 10:00 am-12:00 pmOpen Eye Cafe (back patio) — Special guest: Durham City Council Member Jillian Johnson
  • Saturday, June 11, 1:00-3:00 pm — location to be determined

These dates and times may change. Check this page for updates, or follow me on Twitter or Facebook. And feel free to contact me anytime.

This post was updated on May 4, 2022.

Thank You, Carrboro

Photo: Helen McGinnis/The Daily Tar Heel

Friends and neighbors,

On Tuesday, Carrboro voters turned out in record numbers to elect a mayor, council members, and school board members. I will carry the trust you placed in me through all the work I do as mayor. Thank you.

I am also grateful to Mayor Lydia Lavelle for her years of friendship, mentorship, and leadership. Her service has made North Carolina a better place.

Meanwhile, the work of your Town Council, town staff, and volunteer advisory boards continues. Over the next few weeks, we will take the next steps in completing the 203 Project—the future home of an Orange County branch library and more—and the Carrboro Connects comprehensive plan. My conversations with you during the campaign were filled with the same enthusiasm for Carrboro’s future that you brought to Carrboro Connects. Continue to make your voice heard on the draft plan at carrboroconnects.org.

I hope you will join me in congratulating Council Member Barbara Foushee, Council Member Randee Haven-O’Donnell, and Council Member–elect Danny Nowell on their successful campaigns. Please also join me in appreciating Council Member Jacquie Gist, whose many years of dedicated service on the Town Council have been important both to me personally and to the community as a whole. We will celebrate all these exceptional leaders during the Town Council’s organizational meeting in December.

With gratitude,

Damon

PS: My next community office hours are scheduled for Saturday, November 20. Stop by Open Eye Cafe between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm to chat about all things Carrboro.

Endorsement From the Breakfast Club

I’m honored to receive the endorsement of the Breakfast Club, a group of community leaders inspired by the example of local civil rights trailblazers Hank Anderson, Fred Battle, James Brittain, Nate Davis, Yonni Chapman, Al McSurely & Bill Thorpe.

The Breakfast Club offers endorsements in local elections to support candidates who will consistently advocate for social justice. Read more about this year’s endorsements.

Make Your Plan to Vote

Photo of two children on bicycles standing next to a Damon Seils for Mayor of Carrboro yard sign.

Have you made your voting plan? You have many voting options and locations between now and Election Day.

Vote early in person until October 30 at the following locations:
?️ Carrboro Town Hall Complex, Bim Street, Carrboro
?️ Chapel of the Cross, E Franklin Street, Chapel Hill
?️ Seymour Center, Homestead Road, Chapel Hill
?️ Orange Works, Mayo Street, Hillsborough
Read more about early voting locations and hours.

Or vote by mail by October 26. Read more about about how to request a mail-in ballot.

Or vote in person on Election Day, November 2. Find your assigned Election Day voting location.

Endorsement From the Sierra Club

Endorsement logo of the Sierra Club

I’m honored to have once again earned the endorsement of the Orange-Chatham Group of the North Carolina chapter of the Sierra Club. Read their full statement below.

“For mayor, [the Orange-Chatham Group] is enthusiastically endorsing Damon Seils, who has been previously endorsed for each of his Town Council races and has made decisions on Council that advance climate action and responsible development and transportation. Seils understands the intersectionality of community sustainability, and that the transportation, development and greenspace decisions are all relevant to the equity that is a town priority. Seils is a leader in regional transportation planning, and well understands how having diverse transportation choices is necessary to address the largest source of greenhouse gases, will advance equitable access to destinations like jobs, and will support the compact development that minimizes impervious surfaces. He also walks the talk, taking transit regularly. In addition, his years of experience on Town Council and his regular engagement with residents make him well prepared for the leadership role of Mayor.”

Damon Is… (Part 2)

All in one day, I got to celebrate National Taco Day with half off tacos from Carrburritos, and I got to drop this campaign video full of kind words from owner Rae. Thanks for your support, Rae!