Ready to Work For You on the Carrboro Town Council

I’m lucky to have called North Carolina home for 20 years. My husband Josh and I started our family here, and since then our Carrboro family just keeps growing. I’m eager to bring the following relevant experience to our town council:

  • Leadership North Carolina graduate
  • Seven Inter-City Trips with the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
  • North Carolina Economic Development Association member
  • Service on multiple Nonprofit Boards including the Red Cross
  • Two decades of active involvement in the Triangle community and named one of the Triangle’s Top Women in Business.
  • Four years serving Claremont HOA, addressing stormwater and compliance issues
  • Possess an MBA
  • Represent voices in a mixed-use design neighborhood
  • Parent of children in CHCCS public schools

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April Mills is ready to work for Carrboro on the Town Council. Reach out to her to discuss your concerns.
April Mills on an Intercity Trip where she learns from other cities successes and failures to bring useful insights to Carrboro.

Helping to Guide Carrboro

Every year I attend the Intercity Trip with the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. We travel to select cities to hear from the host city about their challenges, wins, and losses.

We have hard conversations about homelessness, affordable housing, missing middle housing, education, healthcare, parks, transportation, airports, taxes, and economic development. As you might imagine, many of these lessons are applicable to the Triangle. 

The Intercity Trip selects cities that have sustained fast growth, like the Triangle. Including Austin, San Diego, Seattle, Nashville, Salt Lake City, and Denver. Each city has taught me a different lesson and shown me how vital infrastructure is.

I’ve worked for professional service firms for 20 years in a Business Development position that is client and community-facing. I attend conferences, seminars, and leadership programs on how economic growth impacts our region (both positively and negatively). Community service has always been part of my life.

Honoring the Rich Fabric of Our Community

I am a proud graduate of the Leadership North Carolina program, which focuses on six pillars; government, education, inclusive leadership, health and human service, economic development, and environment. 

We traveled the state, and stayed in rural areas as well as large urban landscapes like Charlotte. These experiences gave me a fresh perspective on how decisions made at the government capital have a ripple effect and could impact a rural town fighting to keep a local grocery store.

We learned the history of North Carolina from the first settlers to sharecropping. And heard directly from people all across the state how important our early adoption of state university systems has been to improve the overall opportunity of everyone currently in the state and also for those who relocate here.

Our state is ecologically rich and interdependent. Aquatic systems are vital in sustaining our environmental equilibrium. The state education system plays a pivotal role in our third-grade reading levels and our future work-force development and teacher’s pay. I am ready to serve on Carrboro’s Town Council, working to ensure that we make smart decisions about infrastructure.

April Mills is a graduate of the Leadership North Carolina program

Let’s Make a Bright and Sustainable Future Together in This Town That We Love