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The Town of Carrboro welcomes you to the Town's official web site! We hope you find the site useful, easy to navigate, and informative. Please come back often to see how we expand and grow!

Carrboro, settled in 1882 around a railroad spur of UNC, was first known as West End because of its geographical location west of Chapel Hill. Incorporated in 1911 as Venable, the town made its final name change two years later in honor of Julian Shakespeare Carr, owner of the local textile mill. For the first fifty years after its incorporation, Carrboro remained a small mill town with a slow, steady pace of growth. In 1960, approximately 2000 people lived in the town. By the year 2000, the town's population had grown to over 16,000 residents. (click HERE to view Carrboro's demographics)

 Mayor and Board of Aldermen
As elected officials within the framework of the council/manager form of city government, members of the Board of Aldermen make decisions and set policy to insure the safety, health, attractiveness and economic and social well-being of the community.
You may watch any currently occurring Board of Aldermen Meeting by following the link below: (live streaming video is Windows & Apple compatible)

Streamiing VideoUse this link to view live Carrboro Board of Aldermen Meetings

Meeting videos have been archived and are available for viewing and listening at any time from the Agenda page for any given Carrboro Board of Aldermen meeting. To see a list of available Agendas - CLICK HERE.

Board meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, work sessions on 2nd Tuesdays, and public hearings on 4th Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Carrboro Town Hall (301 W. Main Street).

Please Note: General public comments are welcome at the regular meetings on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, and comments regarding public hearing matters are welcome at the public hearing meetings on the 4th Tuesdays.


Board Communication Objectives:

  • The Board should discuss relevant issues in open meetings even if covered in emails outside of meetings.
  • The Board members will hold each other accountable to maintain an appropriate depth of conversation in their emails. If someone is uncomfortable with the level of communication in an email discussion, they will say so.
  • There will be only one subject per email.
Meetings are not held during the month of July and a portion of August. You may check the printable calendar of meetings for more information about meeting times and town activities.

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