According to an email from the town, Chris Blue has been selected as Town Manager. Blue has been serving as Interim Town Manager since January 1, 2023. Blue was previously Chief of Police for 12 years.

We’ll have more to say soon, but for now will say how pleased we are with the selection. Blue has been a breath of fresh air, especially his support of town staff to use their expertise to improve how the town conducts business.

Blue’s permanent appointment begins August 1, 2023.


BREAKING: Police Chief Chris Blue Named Interim Town Manager for Chapel Hill

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Stephen Whitlow lives in Chapel Hill. Trained as an urban planner at DCRP, he works for a research, evaluation, and technical assistance firm and focuses on the areas of housing affordability, fair housing,...