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Meet the New Mayor

Thursday, January 28, 2016

at the Medierranean Deli

Our newly elected mayor, Pam Hemminger, will discuss her ideas affecting Downtown Chapel Hill and the town in general. During her campaign she ran a platform of smart development, increasing the commercial tax base, making better financial decisions, and increasing affordable housing and environmental protection. Come hear her implementation plans.

With a BA in Economics and German, Pam has worked as a business manager in computer and real estate, and owns a small commercial property firm. She has served on the boards of the Orange County Habitat for Humanity, the Triangle Land Conservancy, Rainbow Soccer and is past chair of the Orange-Chatham Sierra Club. Her elected offices include terms as Orange County Commissioner, vice chair of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board, and positions with the Parks and Rec Commission and Greenways Commission.

Come prepared with questions for the extended Q & A period to follow her brief remarks.

Coffee at 9:30 am    |    Free Meeting at 10 am

This month's gathering of the Friends of the Downtown will take place in the banquet room of the Mediterranean Deli. Coffee and conversation begin at 9:30, with our speaker starting promptly at 10 a.m.

You'll also hear the latest downtown Comings, Goings and Rumors!

Mediterranean Deli
410 W Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Bus: W Franklin St at Kenan St

Parking:,  $1.50/hr:

      •    427 West Franklin Lot, next to Lantern Restaurant or

      •    415 West Franklin Lot, next to 411 West



The mission of Friends of the Downtown is to develop and promote downtown Chapel Hill as a place for community interaction and economic vitality.

The focus is on economic growth, job creation, co-marketing opportunities, increasing influence with local government and increasing the awareness of Downtown Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Franklin Street is the core of the downtown, hence our website name:





Whimsical views of Downtown Chapel Hill


SCK Design



Elaine O'Neil Textile Collages

Candidate Forum:

Gregg Gerdau  

Remember to Shop Downtown!

Thanks to the many Downtown Merchants who have donated door prizes for our meetings.

Click for a list of our great Downtown merchants.

Parking Information and Map

There now is free night parking at a number of downtown lots. For a map and complete listing of lots and costs, meters and valet parking go to



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