List of town council members of Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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This page contains an incomplete list of persons who have served on the Town Council of Chapel Hill, North Carolina (known as the Board of Commissioners until 1899 and as the Board of Aldermen until July 1979). The Town Council is currently composed of 8 members serving staggered terms of 4 years.

Current council members[edit]

  • Jim Ward (1999- )
  • Ed Harrison (2001- )
  • Matt Czajkowski (2007- )
  • Lee Storrow (2011- )
  • Donna Bell (2009 [appointed to unexpired Strom term]- )[1]
  • Sally Greene (2003-2011, 2013- )
  • George Cianciolo (2013- )
  • Maria Palmer (2013- )

Former council members, aldermen, and commissioners[edit]

  • Dick Calhoon[2]
  • Wilson Swain Caldwell (1886-?)[3]
  • James F. Craig (1880s?)
  • D. J. Ezzell (1880s?)
  • T. M. Kirkland (1880s)
  • Elmore Woods (1880s)
  • Carl T. Durham (1924–1932)[2][4]
  • Peter L. Burch (1930s?)[5]
  • R. W. Madry (1930s-1940s?)[5]
  • Edwin S. Lanier (1940s?)
  • Kenneth Putnam (1950s?)
  • William McLees "Pokey" Alexander (1950s/1960s?)
  • Hubert Robinson (1953-?)
  • Adelaide Walters (1957–1965)[6]
  • Roland Giduz (1957–1969)
  • Joseph Daniel Page (1960s)
  • Mary Prothro (1960s?)
  • Robert Varley (1960s)
  • Marvin Silver (????- 1977)
  • Marilyn Boulton (1977, reelected in 1981, died in office)
  • Winston Broadfoot (1981-1985)
  • David Ethridge (1970s?; living in Key West, Florida, in 2008)
  • Tommy Gardner (1970s?)
  • Beverly Kawalec (1977-1985)
  • Shirley Marshall (19?? - 1977)
  • Joe Nassif (Board of Aldermen 1969-1974, Mayor 1979-1985)
  • Sid Rancer (1970s?)
  • Alice Welsh (1970–1975)
  • Gerry Cohen (1973–1979 [resigned])
  • Bob Epting (1975-1979)
  • Joe Straley (1979–1983)
  • R. D. Smith (1966–1987)
  • Bill Thorpe (1977-1985, 1983-1987)
  • Jonathan Howes (1975–1987)
  • David Pasquini (1981–1989)
  • David Godschalk (1984–1989)
  • James C. Wallace (1971–1972; 1979–1983; 1987–1991)
  • Nancy Preston (1983–1991)
  • Roosevelt Wilkerson, Jr (1987-1992 [resigned])
  • Joe Herzenberg (1979-1981 [appointed to unexpired Cohen term]; 1987-1993 [resigned])
  • Arthur Werner (1985–1993)
  • Alan Rimer (1989–1993)
  • Jim Protzman (1993–1995)
  • Rosemary Waldorf (1993–1995 [elected mayor])[7]
  • Barbara J. Booth-Powell (1992 [appointed to unexpired Wilkerson term]; 1993-1996 [died in office])[8]
  • Mark Chilton (1991-1997 [resigned])[9]
  • Richard Franck (1996-1997 [appointed to unexpired Waldorf term])[10]
  • Julie Andresen McClintock (1985–1993; 1995–1999)
  • Joe Capowski (1991–1999)
  • Joyce Brown (1989–2001)
  • Lee Pavão (1993–2001)
  • Kevin Foy (1997–2001)
  • Pat Evans (1993–2003)
  • Flicka Bateman (1998-1999 [appointed to unexpired Chilton term], 1999–2003)[11]
  • Edith Wiggins (1996-1997 [appointed to unexpired Powell term], 1997–2005)[12]
  • Dorothy Verkerk (2001–2005)
  • Cam Hill (2003–2007)
  • Bill Thorpe (1977–1981; 1983–1987; 2005–2008 [died in office])
  • Bill Strom (1999-2009 [resigned])[13]
  • Mark Kleinschmidt (2001–2009)
  • James Merritt (2008-2009 [appointed to unexpired Thorpe term])
  • Penny Rich (2009-2012)
  • Laurin Easthom (2005-2013)
  • Gene Pease (2009-2013)
  1. ^ Ross, Kirk. (December 17, 2009.) ["Bell appointed to Chapel Hill council." http://www.carrborocitizen.com/main/2009/12/17/bell-appointed-to-chapel-hill-council/] Carrboro Citizen
  2. ^ a b No author listed. (July 25, 2003.) "Peeling the orange; full of juicy tidbits." Chapel Hill Herald.
  3. ^ Dann, Kevin. (February 4, 2004.) "Black history: What happens when we forget?" Independent Weekly.
  4. ^ "Durham, Carl Thomas (1892-1974)." Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  5. ^ a b Robinson, Matt. (July 31, 2002.) "Race riot." Independent Weekly.
  6. ^ Strom, Jennifer. (January 28, 2004.) "Photo memoir: a house's story is part of Chapel Hill's history." Independent Weekly.
  7. ^ Clark, Joyce. (January 10, 1996.) "Town Council fails to fill vacant position." News and Observer.
  8. ^ Gronberg, Ray, and Mark Schultz. (July 9, 1996). "Council member succumbs; Powell lone black on town's 9-member body." Chapel Hill Herald.
  9. ^ Robiglio, Deborah, and Anne Blithe. (October 15, 1997.) "Council member resigns." News and Observer.
  10. ^ Gronberg, Roy. (January 14, 1996). "Town Council taps Franck to fill vacancy; Computer programmer emerges from deadlock." Chapel Hill Herald.
  11. ^ Gronberg, Roy. (January 18, 1998.) "8-0 vote puts Bateman on Town Council." Chapel Hill Herald.
  12. ^ Gronberg, Roy. (November 5, 1997.) "Voters in Chapel Hill return 3 to council; Newcomer Foy places 3rd in race, unseats incumbent Franck." The Herald-Sun.
  13. ^ Ross, Kirk. (July 30, 2009.) "Bill Strom resigns from town council." Carrboro Citizen.