Meet the Staff

David Andrews

David L. Andrews, ICMA-CM, Town Manager

David was raised in Tyler, Texas and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University. After working in state government and the private sector in Austin, David moved to Tucson, Arizona where he earned a Master of Public Administration degree from The University of Arizona in 1990. He then served as a Finance Director, Assistant Town Manager, and Town Manager for three municipalities in the Tucson and Phoenix metropolitan areas. David has been a member of the International City/County Management Association for almost 25 years and has also been certified as a Credentialed Manager by that organization.

He is also a past member and served on the Board of the Arizona City/County Management Association and is now a member of the North Carolina City and County Management Association. David was appointed Town Manager of Carrboro in March 2012.

Rebecca Buzzard, MPA, Project Manager

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Originally from Massachusetts,Rebecca moved to Chapel Hill to pursue her undergraduate degree at UNC-Chapel Hill. After earning a BA in English in 2002, she moved to New Bern, North Carolina where she worked in publishing while pursuing her MPA at ECU. She worked in the non-profit sector doing program coordination and evaluation before moving to Italy, where she taught English as a foreign language. Rebecca is a Carrboro resident and her children attend the CHCCS system. She has been with the town since November 2017.  

Rachel Heggen, BS, Communications Manager


Rachel Heggen most recently worked in the same position for the City of La Vergne, Tennessee, and a suburb of Nashville. Prior to La Vergne, she worked for Vanderbilt University and for WTVF-TV, the CBS affiliate in Nashville. Rachel is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, with a degree in electronic media journalism. She is a native of Tennessee, but recently relocated to North Carolina with her husband. Rachel counts among my assets a strong work ethic, a creative outlook, an eagerness to communicate important information to the public! Rachel was honored as a 2009 Mid-South Regional Emmy Award Winner for Breaking News, and as a 2010 and 2013 Mid-South Regional Emmy nominee.


Attorney Nick Herman

Nick received his B.A. degree from UNC-CH in 1977 as a Morehead-Cain Scholar and his J.D. degree from Duke Law School in 1981. He has been practicing local-government law with The Brough Law Firm since 1997 and previously was a partner in the firm of Coleman, Bernholz, Bernholz, Gledhill, Hargrave & Herman in Chapel hill.

He is the author of five law books and over 40 articles on various subjects of civil litigation. He is an Adjunct Professor at NCCU Law School and Campbell Law School, and he has also taught on the faculties of Duke Law School, UNC-CH Law School, and Elon University. He has argued over 30 cases in the N.C. Supreme Court, N.C. Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.