Michelle Johnson

Michelle Johnson Resigning from Carrboro Board of Aldermen

Michelle Johnson is resigning her post on the Carrboro Board of Aldermen at the end of May. Johnson announced the move in a release Tuesday morning saying that she will be relocating in June 2017. The release says Johnson “has enjoyed her time serving the Carrboro community and is excited to see how town goals and priorities will progress in the future.” Johnson is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in adolescent and adult psychotherapy. Johnson was first elected to the board in 2011 and was reelected in 2015. Her current term was set to run through 2019. Carrboro...

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Carrboro Meditates in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter Campaign

Wednesday night, the Carrboro Town Commons was transformed into a place of meditation and support for the Black Lives Matter campaign. With the sun hanging low in the sky, over 40 voices chanted in call and response for the victims, families and communities affected by racial violence. “The translation for the chant is about all beings everywhere being happy and free and our thoughts, words and actions contributing to that happiness and freedom for all,” said Michelle Johnson, a member of the Board of Alderman and a yoga instructor. Johnson led the gathering, calling it, “Community Meditation: Breathe, Connect, Transform...

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Unopposed Carrboro Leaders Look to Future

Carrboro incumbents sailed to victory on Tuesday, as all were running unopposed. Mayor Lydia Lavelle was re-elected to her second term with 1,746 votes. Alderpeople Bethany Chaney, Damon Seils, and Michelle Johnson received 1,585, 1,562 and 1,635 votes. In the coming year the board will tackle questions of how to regulate parking in downtown Carrboro, as well as how to accommodate a request from the IFC to relocate the non-profit Community Kitchen to Main...

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Unopposed Carrboro Candidates Use Campaign Season to Promote Voter Turnout

Municipal races will be over in less than a month, and candidates in Carrboro are taking the opportunity to urge voters to make their voice heard. While most eyes in local politics are focusing on the races for Chapel Hill Mayor and Town Council as well as the Chapel Hill – Carrboro City School Board, the candidates in Carrboro are focusing on voter involvement. Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle and Board of Aldermen members Bethany Chaney, Michelle Johnson and Damon Seils are all running for re-election this year unopposed. But they are not resting on their laurels. They have taken...

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