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Calling all Chapel Hill business leaders:

The Chapel Hill Town Council wants to hear your voice as it embarks on a nationwide search for a new Town Manager. 

They have some questions for you:
  1. What do you see as the major challenges facing the Town of Chapel Hill?
  2. What do you see as the major opportunities that the Town of Chapel Hill should leverage to be as successful as possible?
  3. What are the most important knowledge, skills and abilities needed by the next Chapel Hill Town Manager?
  4. What are the most important duties of the Chapel Hill Town Manager?

There are lots of ways to provide your input: 
  1. Speak up at today's public input session (Tuesday, March 6 from 1-3 pm at Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room B) or Comment via Facebook Live (the public input session will be live streamed on the @ChapelHillGov Facebook channel)
  2. Take their Survey
  3. Email your views (mailto: and cc’  

What is a Town Manager?  Chapel Hill has a council-manager form of government. The nine Town Council members, including the mayor, are directly elected by citizens. The Town Council appoints the town manager. Each has a different set of responsibilities. The Town Council sets policies; the town manager and his/her staff carry them out. As a professional administrator, the town manager coordinates all day-to-day operations and administration of about 700 employees and an annual budget of about $100 million. 

More about the Town Manager Search Process:  After 45 years in local government service, including twelve at Chapel Hill, current Town Manager Roger L. Stancil announced last November his plans to retire. He will continue to serve as town manager and assist with the leadership transition when a candidate is selected by the Town Council. The Town Council has contracted with Developmental Associates to lead the search process. The first step is to define the competencies sought in the next town manager and design the selection process. Public input will be considered by the Council when defining these competencies. Dr. Stephen Straus of Developmental Associates will gather all public input for consideration by the Town Council.

*The language for this blog was provided by the Town of Chapel Hill. 
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