Certified public accountant Meighan Lela Carmichael joined the race for two vacant seats Monday on the Hillsborough Board of Commissioners.
Carmichael’s family has lived in Hillsborough since 2008 when she started work as the finance director for Orange County Habitat for Humanity. Her goal in running is to make sure the town continues to “maintains a vibrant connection to its roots and preserves its unique character” while growing through strategic investments, she said.
Carmichael joins Kathleen Ferguson and Jenn Weaver on the Nov. 5 ballot. Town Commissioners Michael Gering and Frances Dancy are not seeking re-election.
The filing period for school board and municipal races in Hillsborough, Chapel Hill and Carrboro ends at noon Friday.