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Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership


The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, and the Orange Water and Sewer Authority are the only autonomous commissions serving the Town of Chapel Hill.


The mission of the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership (CHDP) is to bring the resources of the Town, University and downtown community together to maintain, enhance and promote the downtown as the social, cultural and spiritual center of Chapel Hill structure through economic development.


The CHDP is a 501 (c) 3 not-for profit corporation established by the Town of Chapel Hill and funded by the Town and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The CHDP has nine (9) board members: four (4) are appointed by the Town of Chapel Hill (2 at-large, 1 downtown property owner, 1 downtown merchant); two (2) are appointed by the University, and three (3) at large members appointed by the other six board members. There are four non-voting liaision members; including both a graduate and undergraduate student from UNC. For further information visit the CHDP web site.


The CHDP meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at 8:30 AM at the Downtown Partnership’s office at 308 West Rosemary Street, Suite 209. Review minutes online.


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Name Seat Category Term Expires: June 30
Leonard Wohadlo [Downtown Business Owner] 2016
Mark Kleinschmidt [Town Resident] 2016
Chris Jones, Chair [CHDP appointed Member] 2016
Gordon Merklein, Treasurer [University Member] 2014
Don Tise, Vice Chair [CHDP appointed Member] 2014
Vacant [Town Resident] 2017
Scott Maitland [Downtown Property Owner] 2015
Emily Kass [University Member] 2015
Glenn Boothe [CHDP appointed Member] 2015
Vacant [Non-voting Liaison] No expiration
Patty Griffin [Non-voting Liaison] 2015
Richard Watkins [Non-voting Graduate Student] 2013
Amanda Zeisemer [Non-voting Undergraduate Student] 2013
Meg McGurk [Executive Director]
Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership 308 West Rosemary Street, Suite 202
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

The CHDP Board of Directors is composed of 9 members: four (4) appointed by the Town Council, two (2) appointed by the University, three (3) appointed by those six members.

At least one of the Town’s appointees must be an owner of downtown property, and at least one must be an owner of a business located in the downtown.

Members appointed by the Town shall be eligible to serve no more than two consecutive full terms.


There is one (1) Town-appointed vacancy for a Town Resident.

 If you are interested in applying for a Town vacancy, you may do so by printing an application form and returning it by email to or by fax at 919-967-8406. You may also contact the Town Clerk at 919-968-2757 for an application form.

The deadline for submitting an application form is noon on Monday prior to a Council Business meeting when appointments are scheduled. Applications received after the deadline will be held until the next opportunity for the Council to consider the appointment.

A printable application form is available from the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership web site for the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership positions.

Enabling Legislation

Authorized by Resolution (2004-04-14/R-17), Articles of Incorporation filed with the North Carolina Secretary of State on April 30, 2004.

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