Chapel Hill Honors Chef and Restaurant owner Mama Dip and Civil Rights Leader Harold Foster

On June 5, at the Peace and Justice Plaza, the Town of Chapel Hill honored two heroes, Mildred "Mama Dip" Council and Harold Foster. Mama Dip was the restaurant owner of Mama Dip's, an iconic restaurant that serves traditional southern cuisine and soul food. Her restaurant gained worldwide fame, and her work drew the attention Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. She also was fiercely committed to creating opportunities for work and meals in our community. Harold Foster demonstrated leadership and a commitment to equality at a young age. He organized nine African American teenagers to conduct Chapel Hill's first sit-in at the old Colonial Drug Store on Franklin Street, making history. He was one of the preeminent leaders of the Chapel Hill Freedom movement in the 1960s. Read more here.

Buansi Appointed to Local Government Employees’ Government Board of Trustees

Update from the North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM) and announcement of Buansi's appointment.

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Buansi Named Among the Top Influencers by Chapel Hill Magazine

Chapel Hill Magazine names Buansi one of the top seven influencers on Chapel Hill in its November 2018 issue. Read about it and the other honorees on page 46.

Making Chapel Hill More Teen-Friendly, Step by Step

Town Council received a report from staff on its efforts reaching out to teens about their needs and concerns in town, with some interesting feedback so far.

Interview with Carolina Political Review

Read Allen Buansi's interview with Sydney Persing and the Carolina Political Review.

Chapel Hill Marks 50th Anniversary of Election of its First Black Mayor, Howard Lee

WUNC reports on the commemoration by the Town of Chapel Hill of the 50th anniversary of the day its first and only African American mayor was elected in 1969 - Howard Lee.

Buansi Joins Board of Common Cause of North Carolina

The board for the Common Cause of North Carolina appointed Buansi in May. Read the press release here.

WCHL Interview featuring Allen Buansi

Hear Allen Buansi talk about his vision and why he is running for Chapel Hill Town Council.

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Allen Buansi Announcement in Chapelboro and Durham Herald-Sun

Two media outlets picked up Allen's announcement of his candidacy.

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Allen Buansi Announces Candidacy for Chapel Hill Town Council

 Press release announcing Allen's candidacy.

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