Author Archives: Damon

Fall 2021 Office Hours

Open office hours for early fall are here. Join me (and maybe a special guest) to talk about Carrboro issues.

As always, 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.

Updated September 21, 2021.

Jillian’s Picks

Durham City Council Member Jillian Johnson is probably the most dedicated, most vital progressive elected official working in North Carolina local government today. Working with her has been a highlight of my time on the Carrboro Town Council, and I’m so appreciative of her support and inspiration.

From Jillian’s statement: “And finally, Damon Seils is more than ready to be Carrboro’s next mayor. In his 8 years of experience on Town Council, Damon has championed improving transit, affordable housing, and equitable engagement. He’s the right person to take up the gavel.”

Read the full statement.

Photo of Jillian Johnson and Damon Seils standing together outside Craftboro Brewing Depot and holding a sign that says "Damon Seils for Mayor of Carrboro."

Summer 2021 Office Hours

Summertime office hours are starting soon. Join me and an occasional special guest to chat about Carrboro.

  • Saturday, July 17, 1:00-3:00 pm β€” πŸ“ Present Day on Main β€” Special guest: Carrboro Council Member Barbara Foushee
  • August 7, 10:00 am-12:00 pm β€” πŸ“ Open Eye Cafe (back patio)
  • September 11, 3:00-5:00 pm β€” πŸ“ Open Eye Cafe (back patio) β€” Special guest: Orange County Commissioner Anna Richards

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

Updated September 7, 2021.

It’s Official: I’m Running for Mayor

Headshot of Damon Seils with logo reading Damon Seils for Mayor of Carrboro
Photo credit: Trevor Holman Photography

Friends and neighbors,

This morning I announced on WCHL that I am running for mayor of Carrboro. Our current mayor, Lydia Lavelle, said last week she will not seek re-election this year.

During eight years on the Town Council, I have built productive relationships with community members and leaders like you both in Carrboro and across the region. These relationships will be a strong foundation for stepping into a new leadership role for the people of Carrboro. I hope you’ll join me.

The next two years will bring defining moments for Carrboro. We will hire a new town manager, implement the Carrboro Connects comprehensive plan, and take lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure we are providing services to meet community needs and allocating our resources equitably. As I said during my re-election campaign two years ago, I will continue to press for better local and regional transit, better infrastructure to support a growing and diverse community, and decision making that holds racial equity and social justice in the foreground.

We need sustained community engagement, experienced leadership, and vision to translate these priorities into realityβ€”and I’m ready to lead those efforts as mayor.

I hope you’ll consider making a contribution to support my campaign. Your early contribution will help me with initial expenses and give me the resources I need to share my message with more people in the community. See damonseils.org/donate for more information.

Feel free to contact me if you have questions about the campaign or ideas about the future of our amazing town.

With pride and enthusiasm for Carrboro,

Damon

Spring 2021 Office Hours

Spring is here! It’s a great time for us to get outside and for me to resume my community office hours. Join me and an occasional special guest to talk about all things Carrboro. We will continue to follow the public health guidance by meeting outdoors. I’m looking forward to these opportunities to talk with you in person.

  • Sunday, May 2, 1:00-3:00 pm β€” πŸ“ Martin Luther King Jr Park β€” Special guest: Chapel Hill Council Member Tai Huynh
  • Wednesday, May 12, 12:00-1:30 pm β€” πŸ“ Gray Squirrel Coffee Company
  • Saturday, June 19, 12:30-2:30 pm β€” πŸ“ Honeysuckle Cafe β€” Special guest: George Barrett, executive director, Marian Cheek Jackson Center for Saving and Making History

Preview of summer office hours:

  • Saturday, July 17, 11:00 am-1:00 pm β€” πŸ“ Present Day on Main β€” Special guest: Carrboro Council Member Barbara Foushee

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

Updated June 23, 2021.