Council Member Lee Storrow


Council Member Lee Storrow208 Barclay Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

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Lee Storrow was elected to the Chapel Hill Town Council in 2011. A North Carolina native, Lee is an alumnus of UNC-Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in political science. Lee was recently named executive director of the NC AIDS Action Network after serving as managing director of the North Carolina Alliance for Health for three years. At the Alliance, Lee led successful grassroots efforts for continued funding for the state's tobacco cessation quit-line. Lee has also worked at Ipas, a global non-governmental organization dedicated to ending preventable deaths and disabilities from unsafe abortion.

Lee is involved with a number of community groups and non-profits. He currently serves as chair of the Board of Directors of Youth Empowered Solutions, a national non-profit that empowers youth, in partnership with adults, to create community change. He also serves on the American Heart Association's National Advocacy Coordinating Committee and the American Stroke Association Advisory Committee. In 2013, he was selected as a Festival Scholar to the Aspen Ideas Festival.  


  • Cemeteries Advisory Committee
  • Chapel Hill Public Arts Commission
  • Council Committee on Affordable Housing
  • Council Committee on Boards and Commissions
  • Council Committee on Economic Development
  • Council Committee: Orange Water and Sewer Authority (Interview Committee)
  • Justice in Action Committee
  • Mayor’s Committee on Council Communication
  • Orange County Visitor's Bureau Board of Directors
  • Triangle J Council of Governments Regional Appearance Committee 


The primary mission of the Mayor and Council, as the governing body of the Town is to adopt and provide for the execution of ordinances, rules and regulations as may be necessary or appropriate to protect health, life or property, or to promote the comfort, convenience, security, good order, better government, or the general welfare of the Town and its citizens.

The Mayor and eight Council Members constitute the governing body of the Town. In accordance with the Town’s Charter, the voters elect a Mayor every two years. Council Members are elected to four-year, staggered terms on an at-large basis. Town Council duties include:

  • Amendment of previously adopted policies through changes in the Town Code of Ordinances and the Development Ordinance, and by revision of policies and documents.
  • Appointment of advisory boards, commissions, task forces and committees.
  • Appointment of the Town Manager and Town Attorney.
  • Establishment of agreements with other governments.
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